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Begin February with Peace of Mind

January 04, 2017

Begin February with Peace of Mind

Rothko Chapel continues “12 Moments” series with Bon-Buddhist meditation, Feb. 1

HOUSTON – Jan. 5, 2017 – A little serenity can go a long way.

To help the community of Houston start February off with a bit more mental peace and clarity, the Rothko Chapel is hosting a Bon-Buddhist meditation, scheduled for noon on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Alejandro Chaoul, who has been teaching meditation for more than 20 years, will lead guests in meditation from the ancient tradition originating in Tibet.

“Alejandro Chaoul shares his experience that meditation can be a medicine for the mind and a balm for troubled thoughts and emotions,” Rothko public programs and community engagement Ashley Clemmer said. “He will guide us in the practice of simple techniques that offer help in everyday life.”

Chaoul is assistant professor and director of education at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center's Integrative Medicine program, an associate faculty member at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics at University of Texas Medical School and a board member and teacher of meditation and Tibetan yoga at Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts. He is also an advisor for the Rothko Chapel.

The event is a continuation of Rothko Chapel’s educational meditation series, “Twelve Moments: Experiencing Spiritual and Faith Traditions,” designed to help guests experience spiritual practices to quiet, center, expand and renew their minds.

The "12 Moments" series is co-sponsored by Ligmincha Texas Institute, the Jung Center of Houston, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the Rothko Chapel.

To register, and 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.

Photo courtesy the Rothko Chapel. 

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