The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Health & Wellness “Arts in Medicine,” Presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center

Thursday, Jun. 16, 2016

06:30 PM – 08:00 PM

  Cambodian, Buddha of Healing (Bhaisajyaguru), early 12th century, bronze, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Museum Collectors, Joan and Stanford Alexander, Margaret Alkek, Ann and John Bookout III, Billye J. Bowman, Terry Ann Brown, Leslie and Brad Bucher, Mr. and Mrs. Peter R. Coneway, Michael W. Dale, Ellena P. Dickerson, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Dunkum III, Carol and Dave Fleming, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred C. Glassell, Jr., Dr. Margaret Ann Goldstein, Frank J. Hevrdejs, Marjorie G. Horning, Cecily E. Horton, Kathryn and Jim Ketelsen, Mrs. William S. Kilroy, Mr. and Mrs. William B. McNamara, Diane and John Riley, Mrs. Henry K. Roos, Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Ross, Jr, Donald and Shirley Rose, Steven W. Sanders, Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Schissler, Jr., Donna S. Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy J. Unger, Mr. and Mrs. W. Temple Webber, Jr., the Abe and Rae Weingarten Fund, and the Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the Museum Collectors

Cambodian, Buddha of Healing (Bhaisajyaguru), early 12th century, bronze, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum.

Presented by Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, assistant professor and director of education, Integrative Medicine Program, MD Anderson Cancer Center; and meditation and Tibetan yoga teacher, Ligmincha Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts.

Meditation is a mind-body practice that can help you relax, manage your stress, and access a deeper awareness—all of which have broad implications for your health. Learn how ancient Asian traditions have used meditation for spiritual, physical, and mental well-being; how meditation was portrayed in Asian art; and how biobehavioral and brain research is supporting meditation’s applications in integrative health.

About the Programs & Activities

Alejandro Chaoul, born in Argentina, has studied with Tibetan Bon and Buddhist masters, and he has taught Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques internationally. He obtained his PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University. He is the author of Chöd Practice in the Bön Religion and numerous articles on mind-body practices in integrative cancer care; Tibetan meditation and ritual practices; and the intersection of humanities, spirituality, and medicine.

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