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Alejandro Chaoul

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Rice University

HQ Phone:  (713) 348-0000

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Rice University

6100 Main St.

Houston, Texas,77005

United States

Company Description

Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanitie... more.

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Background Information

Employment History

Meditation and Tibetan Yoga Teacher

Ligmincha International


Assistant Professor

UT Medical School


Assistant Professor and Director of Education

M.D.S. P.C


Affiliations

Compassionate Houston Inc

Board Member


Rothko Chapel

Advisor


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mind-Body Intervention Specialist


Indiana University

Board Member


Society for Integrative Oncology

Members


The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics

Associate Faculty Member


Yoga Association of Houston

Education Committee Chairman


Education

Ligmincha Institute


Integrative Medicine Program

UT Medical School


BS

Mass Communications

Boston University


MA


Ph. D.

Doors Academy


Ph.D.

Ligmincha Center for Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts


Ph.D.

Ligmincha Texas Institute


Ph.D.

Rice


Ph.D.

University of Texas Medical School at Houston , University of St. Thomas


Web References(182 Total References)


www.psychologyhouston.org

Diversity Workshop: Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D. - Eastern Influenced Techniques with Diverse Populations
Presented by: Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D. Alejandro Chaoul is an assistant professor and Director of Education at the Integrative Medicine Program, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, holds group and individual meditation classes and clinic for cancer patients and their support system, and directs the education programs. He is also an associate faculty member at The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, where he teaches medical students in the areas of spirituality, complementary and integrative medicine, and end of life care. Alejandro has taught at Rice University, the University of Houston and the Jung Center of Houston, and has been applying mind-body practices in health care since 1999 in the Texas Medical Center. In addition, he collaborates in the area of interfaith and contemplative practices at The Rothko Chapel and the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University. Since 1995, he has been teaching Tibetan meditation and Tibetan yogic practices under the auspices of the Ligmincha Institute in various parts of the U.S.A., Latin America and Europe. His research and publications focus on mind-body practices in integrative care, examining how these practices can reduce chronic stress, anxiety and sleep disorders and improve quality of life. He is the author of "Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition" (SnowLion, 2009) and has also published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology and the interface of spirituality and healing.


www.religionandhealth.org [cached]

Alejandro Chaoul, Scholar-in-ResidenceAlejandro Chaoul, PhDDirector, Center for Professonal RenewalAlejandro Chaoul was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were he completed up to High School studies. He came to the US and obtained a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Mass Communications from Boston University (1987). Traveling to India and Nepal, he had the great fortune to receive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other teachers.Back in the West he studied under Tibetan masters such as Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Inspired by this he pursued his academic studies in religious studies, focusing on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, at the University of Virginia (1994-6), and obtained his MA (1999). In the past seven years he has been at Rice University, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in religious studies, writing his dissertation on Tibetan mind-body practices and applications with cancer patients. Alejandro has been teaching Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques under the auspices of the Ligmincha Insititute in various parts of the US and Mexico, since 1995.He currently teaches at Rice University and is a Mind/Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is involved in research using Tibetan mind-body techniques with cancer patients and facilitates meditation for cancer patients and their support system's at their Place of Wellness.He also lectures at the University of Houston and the Jung Center of Houston and is on the Adjunct Faculty at the Institute for Religion and Health in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.


www.religionandhealth.org [cached]

Alejandro Chaoul, PhDDirector, Center for Professonal RenewalScholar-in-Residencealec@trulkhor.orgClick here for biography.Alejandro Chaoul was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were he completed up to High School studies.He came to the US and obtained a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Mass Communications from Boston University (1987).Traveling to India and Nepal, he had the great fortune to receive teachings from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other teachers.Back in the West he studied under Tibetan masters such as Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.Inspired by this he pursued his academic studies in religious studies, focusing on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, at the University of Virginia (1994-6), and obtained his MA (1999).In the past seven years he has been at Rice University, where he recently completed his Ph.D. in religious studies, writing his dissertation on Tibetan mind-body practices and applications with cancer patients.Alejandro has been teaching Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques under the auspices of the Ligmincha Insititute in various parts of the US and Mexico, since 1995.He currently teaches at Rice University and is a Mind/Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he is involved in research using Tibetan mind-body techniques with cancer patients and facilitates meditation for cancer patients and their support system's at their Place of Wellness.He also lectures at the University of Houston and the Jung Center of Houston and is on the Adjunct Faculty at the Institute for Religion and Health in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.


compassionatehouston.org

4:00 pm Meditation & Compassion: Skills for a Happier Life with Alejandro Chaoul @ Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Meditation & Compassion: Skills for a Happier Life with Alejandro Chaoul @ Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies


www.procultura.org [cached]

- Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., Candidate, Department of Religious Studies, Rice University.
Moderator: Alejandro Chaoul, PhD Candidate, Rice University - Lorenzo Cohen, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center & Alejandro Chaoul, PhD Cand.


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