Their exacting commitment to this ideal of spiritual partnership has attracted many devotees from all around the world, although their practice is not approved by the Dalai Lama (who believes their behaviour is unconventional).
They live in a yurt in Southern Arizona when they are not traveling around the world (about half the year). Before they went public with their relationship they lived for three years in a silent retreat in the yurt. They do everything together - even yoga, breath for breath:
“We are always inhaling at the same moment and we are always exhaling at the same moment. It is very intimate, but it is not the kind of intimacy people are used to.”