The Jung Center

The Uninhibited Now: An Evening of Shakuhachi Flute and Meditation (Livestreaming)

Friday, May. 22, 2020 – Friday, May. 22, 2020

07:30 PM – 09:00 PM


Supported by the serene winds of the shakuhachi, an ancient Japanese flute, master Shawn Head will join meditation teacher Alejandro Chaoul in a spontaneous dialogue to help us reflect and rest in the present moment. You can expect an evening of open conversation and improvisational flute performance, sprinkled with contemplative practices to strengthen our relationship to the boundless and unique creativity within each of us.

This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions prior to the event.

All times are CDT. Please contact Mary Oleyar at onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions. Learn more about online learning.

Alejandro Chaoul, Shawn Head

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the founder and director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute. He has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is currently supporting the Integrative Medicine Program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, where since 1999 he has been leading people with cancer and their family members through mind/body/spirit techniques aimed at reducing stress and facilitating healing. Alejandro, who received his PhD in religious studies from Rice University, was recently named a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors.

Shawn Renzoh Head has an international career as a soloist on shakuhachi, composer, and lecturer of music. He was trained under the tutelage of Michael Chikuzen Gould and earned his Shihan (master teaching license) in the Kinko School at the age of 22, becoming the youngest non-Japanese person in history to become a master. He trained at the Cleveland Institute of Music and earned his undergraduate degree in composition. His performances feature works that he commissions from composers of every background and origin. Shawn lectures about Japanese aesthetics and music at colleges across America.

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  • Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
    Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Bookstore Closed Friday, -
    Closed Sunday
  • Member Pricing: $10.00 Non-member Pricing: $15.00

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