Press Release

Twilight Meditation at the Rothko Chapel

January 21, 2016

HOUSTON – Jan. 21, 2016 – Come to the Rothko Chapel to learn about meditation in the ancient Bon-Buddhist tradition of Tibet -- and how to use these techniques as a medicine for our mind.

The Twilight Meditation, led by Alejandro Chaoul, is scheduled for 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2 at the Chapel, 3900 Yupon St, 77006. A reception will follow the program.

Chaoul is 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.

In addition, Chaoul serves on the board of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts, where he also is a meditation and Tibetan yoga teacher. He also serves as an advisor for the Rothko Chapel.

“This will be a great event that highlights Chaoul’s unique knowledge and insight,” public programs director Michelle Ashton said. “He continues to illustrate the healing and therapeutic power of Bon-Buddhist meditation for people of all walks of life and faith.”

For more information about the Rothko Chapel and the full calendar of upcoming programs, workshops and events, visit 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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