Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Meditative Moment for Compassion Week
in partnership with Compassionate Houston
Pay What You Can Tickets $5-25 | In-person with bench seating
Cultivating Compassion with the Collective
The Rothko Chapel presents a Tibetan Bön Buddhist meditation facilitated by Dr. Alejandro Chaoul for Compassion Week with Compassionate Houston. This event provides an opportunity to practice the magical movements of body, breath, and mind in the Tibetan yogic tradition or trul khor, through stretching, breathwork, sound and visualization. Join in community to counter the growing epidemic of social isolation and division, to create a movement that cultivates collective well-being.
About the presenter
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is the Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of Mind Body Spirit Institute (MBSI) at the Jung Center of Houston, bringing a new approach for helping healthcare professionals flourish by reducing stress and burnout, and improving health, resilience, and nourish the human spirit. He holds a PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at UT Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center, where since 1999, he has been leading people with cancer and their family members through mind/body/spirit techniques aimed at reducing stress and facilitating healing. He has also engaged in research to assess the benefits of these practices in different populations. Dr. Chaoul is the author of Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being and Chöd Practice in the Bön Tradition. Dr. Chaoul has personally studied Buddhist practices and traditions with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Löpon Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. He brings over 20 years of experience as a teacher of Bön Buddhism and Tibetan yoga. His affiliation with the Ligmincha Institute has given him the opportunity to instruct throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is also a senior teacher of the 3 Doors program and has been recognized as a Fellow of the Mind & Life institute. Dr. Chaoul serves as an advisor of the Rothko Chapel.