Tibetan Meditation and Compassion
Compassion means “to suffer together.” It involves recognizing another’s suffering and being moved to help relieve it. Compassion is often viewed as a gift that we give others. However, research has shown that when we help others, we are also happier ourselves. The challenge is to learn to experience compassion without being overwhelmed by others’ pain. Weaving together philosophy, science and spirituality, Tibetan meditation expert Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., demonstrates meditative practices to help you relax and remain present, effective and compassionate.
Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., is an assistant professor and director of education in the integrative medicine program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he conducts research on the use of Tibetan mind-body techniques with cancer patients, caregivers, staff and faculty. He holds a doctorate from Rice University focusing on Tibetan spiritual traditions and has trained with Tibetan lamas for nearly 30 years. Dr. Chaoul is also adjunct faculty at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at The University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston and the founding director of the Institute for Mind, Body and Spirit at the Jung Center. In 2017, he was recognized as a Contemplative Fellow for the Mind and Life Institute. His book, “Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being: The Science and Practice of Body, Energy and Mind,” was published in 2018.
For more information and registration, visit: https://www.glasscock.rice.edu/courses/tibetan-meditation-and-compassion
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