Tibetan Art and Meditation

A Retreat Combining Tibetan Sound Healing
& the Art of Calligraphy

~ Taught by ~

Geshe Denma Gyaltsen & Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Discover the benefits of Tibetan sound healing meditation during this weekend retreat with Tibetan Lama Geshe Denma Gyaltsen and Alejandro Chaoul, PhD. The Tibetan seed syllables: A, Om, and Hung have been known for centuries as “warrior syllables” because they help individuals who use them in their meditation practice to overcome their own external, internal, and secret obstacles. Together, we will learn and practice this powerful meditation technique.

We begin with simple breathing practices and then incorporate these three healing sounds. We will then explore together practicing the art of caligraphy from the state of mind induced by practice with the syllables. Using these practices in our daily lives can help us connect to our inner wisdom and achieve a relaxed yet aware state of mind

No prior meditation or calligraphy experience is necessary. Materials will be provided.

Public Lecture

  • Friday, Feb. 9th, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Suggested Donation: $15

Weekend Workshop

  • Saturday, Feb. 10th, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm, Live Auction begins at 4:00 pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 11th, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Location

The Jung Center of Houston, 5200 Montrose Blvd. Houston 77006

Registration

To Register contact the Jung Center call 713-524-8253 or follow these links:

Registration Fees: $180.00 ($150 members)

Silent & Live Auction of Dharma Items, benefitting Ligmincha Texas, open to the public

About our Teachers

Geshe Denma Gyaltsen was born in Nepal and began his training as a Bön Buddhist monk in Dolanji, India in 1981, completing his Geshe degree (equivalent to a PhD) in 1996. He was the first abbot of Zhu Rishing Yungdrung Kundak-Ling Monastery, a Bön Monastery in Sikkim, India, and was active in the Bön Children’s Home, which houses many children in Dolanji, India, providing them with food, healthcare, and free education. Geshe Denma has been the resident Lama of Ligmincha Texas since January 2016.

 

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, a senior teacher at The 3 Doors, 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 an assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, where he teaches Tibetan meditation to cancer patients, their families and caregivers, and researches the effects of Tibetan mind-body practices with cancer patients. Alejandro was recently named a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute.