Press Release

Bringing it All Together

June 20, 2016

HOUSTON – June 20, 2016 – Dr. John Graham has been in the business of trying to make people whole for a long time. 

In 1977, he made national news by successfully replanting the totally amputated arm of a 4-year-old boy – and his good works have continued to current days. 

The Rothko Chapel is inviting the community to a unique guided meditation led by Dr. Graham at 12 p.m. onWednesday, July 6. The Rothko Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon. Suggested donation is $10. 

Committed to the integration of spirituality and medicine, Dr. Graham has both an M.D. and a D.Min. He has significant experience in the medical profession, as a priest and, most recently, in spiritual direction and psychotherapy. He has over two decades of experience practicing medicine, and another two decades of experience practicing ministry.   

“Dr. Graham’s wealth of knowledge and experience is vast,” public programs director Michelle Ashton said. “He offers a unique perspective as he invites members of the community to open their hearts with compassion and to connect with their true selves, with others and with the mystery of the universe.” 

The event is a continuation of Rothko Chapel’s educational meditation series, “Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions,” aimed at exposing attendees to contemplative practices from the world’s faith traditions.

The "Twelve Moments" series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, The Jung Center of Houston, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Rothko Chapel.


For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, or call 713-524-9839.


About the Rothko Chapel

The Rothko Chapel is open to the public every day of the year at no charge and successfully interconnects art, spirituality and compassionate action through a broad array of free public programs. Founded by Houston philanthropists Dominique and John de Menil, the Chapel was dedicated in 1971 as an intimate sanctuary. Today it stands as a monument to art, spirituality and human rights. As an independent non-profit, non-governmental organization, the Chapel depends on contributions from foundations and individuals to support its mission of creating a space for contemplation and dialogue on important issues.

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