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"Tibetan Yoga: Incorporating Movement with Awareness" with Alejandro Chaoul

In conjunction with Gunilla Klingberg's installation "Wheel of Everyday Life" at Rice University Art Gallery, Alejandro Chaoul led gallery visitors through a session of Tibetan Yoga. Participants learned about the concept of the body as a mandala with the heart as center.

Alejandro Chaoul received his Ph.D from Rice University in religious studies with an emphasis in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism. He is an assistant professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center where he conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, and holds group and individual meditation classes at the Integrative Medicine Center. He is also an associate faculty member at The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at University of Texas Medical School, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care. He teaches Tibetan Meditation and Tibetan yoga under the auspices of Ligmincha Institute in various parts of the USA, Latin America, and Europe. Co-sponsored by the Humanities Research Center. 

Film by Sophie Feng '14, Film and Health Sciences major at Rice University


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