The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Burnout, Purpose, Meditation: Cultivating Health at Work

Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 – Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM


Presented by Alejandro Chaoul, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Discover experiential tools you can use in the midst of the hectic pace of modern life and the high demands of workplace expectations. This presentation looks at the damaging effects of stress on health. Learn about research into how Tibetan mind-body practices have shown a positive effect on improving health and bringing a sense of connection and purpose. Consider ways to refresh your approach to life, embrace your own potential, and attain greater meaning and satisfaction in your work.

About the Speaker

Born in Argentina, Alejandro Chaoul has studied with Tibetan Bön and Buddhist masters, and he has taught Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques internationally. Chaoul obtained his PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University. The author of Chöd Practice in the Bön Tradition and Tibetan Yoga for Health and Well-Being, Chaoul has also written numerous articles on mind-body practices in integrative cancer care; Tibetan meditation and ritual practices; and the intersection of humanities, spirituality, and medicine.

Drop in! This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.

► Plan ahead for your visit with parking information.

Wellness Programs at the MFAH are presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center and include Sundays on the Roof, Yoga in the Gardens, and a four-part Health & Wellness lecture series.


  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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