International Self-Development Conference First Time In Turkey
Alejandro CHAOUL, Ph.D.
Alejandro Chaoul is currently an assistant professor at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, and holds group and individual meditation classes and clinic for cancer patients and their support system at the Integrative Medicine Center. Alejandro 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 was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, were he completed up to High School studies. He continued his college education in the U.S.A. obtaining a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Mass Communications from Boston University (1987). After traveling to India and Nepal and meeting Indian and Tibetan masters, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he studied under Tibetan lamas such as Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. Inspired by this he pursued his academic studies in religious studies, focusing on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, obtaining his MA at the University of Virginia (1999) and his PhD at Rice University (2006). He also continued his Tibetan contemplative practices training under the tutelage of Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche completing the 7-year training program at Ligmincha Institute in 1999 and the Three Door Seminar in 2011. Alejandro has been teaching Tibetan meditation and Tibetan yogic practices under the auspices of the Ligmincha Insititute in various parts of the U.S.A., Latin America and Europe. He has also taught at Rice University, the University of Houston and the Jung Center of Houston, and has been collaborating in the area of interfaith and contemplative practices at The Rothko Chapel, and is on the Board of the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University.