Rothko Chapel – Temporarily Closed

Rejuvenate: Find Balance in the Bungalow

Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 – Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

08:00 AM – 07:00 PM

The Rothko Chapel offers structured courses for those wanting to cultivate relaxation or deepen their concentration through contemplative practices. Join a free introductory class to meet the instructors below.

Please note: All classes will be held in the Rothko Chapel Office Annex bungalow at 1415 Sul Ross St. Starting in April 2016 and lasting for six weeks, participants can either join a series or drop-in for individual classes aimed at enriching their awareness and mindfulness through meditation. Led by experienced teachers, these courses represent a variety of modalities to center and quiet the mind.  The charge for the courses is as follows:

  • Drop-in cost $12
  • Per Series $60
  • Any class, any time- $100

About the Programs & Activities


Gayle Ross DeGeurin (substitute Carolyn Killgore)
Monday, December 7, 6 pm

To register, please click HERE.

Gayle has been on the Rothko Chapel Board for the past seven years. She shares meditation experiences that she has gradually garnered on the way of her life. She is influenced by her teacher, Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, beloved for his wisdom about how to be joyfully present in the moment. She also incorporates Erich Schiffman's teachings of relaxation in the body.  Always an experience, this time together is about discovery, a pause in the commentary of our life-filled life. Talk a bit, a little guided meditation....ring a bell, sit, ring another bell, stretch, sit. Talk a bit, silence. Discussion if needed.


Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.
Wednesday, December 9, 8am
To register, please click HERE.

Alejandro Chaoul is an assistant professor and director of education at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine program, where he conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, holds group and individual meditation classes, and directs the education initiatives on integrative medicine. 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. Alejandro is also on the Board and is a meditation and Tibetan yoga teacher of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts as well as an advisor for the Rothko Chapel.

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Ann Friedman, Ph.D.
Thursday, December 10, 8am
To register, please click HERE.

A licensed psychologist who has studied meditation intensely for the last eight years, Ann will be certified in Mindfulness Facilitation from UCLA in December. She teaches concentration and mindfulness practices throughout Houston, focusing on sitting and walking practices that utilize breath to focus the mind, helping to develop the "muscle" of attention.  The intention of this type of mindfulness practice is to equip us to stay with the sensations, thoughts, feeling tones, and mental states that arise no matter how challenging.

Joseph Newland
Thursday, December 10, 6pm
To register, please click HERE.

Joseph is a lover of light, the epiphany of the everyday, and a believer in the unity of religious ideals. A long-time meditator with various teachers, he became a student of Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan in 1981. This open-ended and wide-ranging series is called Exploring Inner Space. Different explorations involve breath, sound, visualization, movement (read: not always sitting), and there is some reflective discussion too. No experience required. Just come and be present.

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  • Monday-Sunday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Open every day of the year from 10 am - 6 pm.
  • Free Hours: Always free!
    • Rothko Chapel is currently closed for renovations.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Visitors can use the Menil Collection parking lot located at Mulberry and West Alabama. There is also street parking available on Yupon and Sul Ross. Wheelchair access is located on Sul Ross at the north end of the Chapel.

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