Sat, June 1, 2024 10:00 am — Sun, June 2, 2024 3:30 pm
Ligmincha Texas Center & Online via Zoom
Ligmincha Texas Center & Online via Zoom, 5316 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX, 77401, United States
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The Six Tibetan Yoga Foundational Movements
from the Dzögchen
Oral Transmission of Zhang Zhung
with Alejandro Chaoul
June 1-2, 2024

Tibetan Yoga (Trul khor) from the Dzögchen/Great Completeness Zhang Zhung Oral Transmission has passed on from teacher to disciple since the 8th century until today. Through this Tibetan Yoga (Trul khor, magical movements) practices one can clear obstacles of body, energy, and mind, to enhance one’s meditation and connect to one’s natural state of mind.
This weekend retreat/workshop will include meditation, breathing, and movement practices that help clear obstacles (geg sel), enhance your meditation (bog don), and learn ways to incorporate them into your daily life.  We will practice six magical movements that include a foundational movement from the root text, followed by the five magical movements from Shardza Tashi Gyaltsen’s commentary in the 19th-20th century. Some of the benefits mentioned are, “Awareness is lucid and the flow of each of the distinctive breaths is freed.”

Schedule – Saturday and Sunday CDT

Session 1 10:00-11:15 am
Break 11:15-11:30 am
Session 2 11:30-12:30 pm
Meal Break 12:30-2:00 pm
Session 3 2:00-3:30 pm

Retreat teachings and practices will be taught in English.

Live translation will be available in Spanish and Russian.  Other languages may be added.

Written translations will be available in Spanish, Russian, and German.


Complete payment below.  After payment is complete, you will receive an email with links to the Zoom Registration and the Handouts.  All recordings will be made available to registered participants after the retreat is over at the same link as the Handouts.

There is early bird pricing available until noon the Saturday before the retreat.

Financial hardship need not prevent practitioners from attending Zoom teachings.  If you need assistance, please inquire about available scholarships by emailing info@ligminchatexas.org.  This must be done at least 1 week prior to the retreat.

We have switched to using Zeffy.  This allows us to keep 100% of your donations and registrations, as Zeffy does not charge us any payment processing fees.  They do, however, ask you to make a donation to them.  If you would prefer not to donate to Zeffy, in the Donation Box at the bottom, select “Other” from the Drop Down Box that is prefilled with a percentage and dollar amount , and leave the Contribution Box empty.


Founding Director – Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute
Adjunct Faculty – Integrative Medicine Program Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation & Integrative Medicine MD Anderson Cancer Center
Adjunct Faculty – McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics McGovern Medical School, UT Health
Instructor – Rice University Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, aster of Liberal Studies program
Instructor – University of Maryland, Baltimore, Masters in Integrative Medicine

Dr. Chaoul is the Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston, bringing a new approach for helping healthcare professionals flourish by reducing stress and burnout, and improving health, resilience and nourish the human spirit.

He holds a PhD in Tibetan religions from Rice University, and has studied in the Tibetan tradition since 1989, and for almost 30 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, completing the 7-year training at Ligmincha Institute in 2000, and also training in Triten Norbutse monastery in Nepal and Menri monastery in India.

Alejandro is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation, and since 1995, he has been teaching meditation classes and Tibetan Yoga (Tsa Lung & Trul Khor) workshops nationally and internationally under the auspices of Ligmincha International.

In 1999 he began teaching these techniques at the Integrative Medicine Program of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, where he holds an adjunct faculty position and for the last twenty years has conducted research on the effect of these practices in people with cancer and their caregivers. He is also an adjunct faculty member at The University of Texas’ 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. In addition he is an Instructor at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies Master of Liberal Studies program and an at The University of Maryland, Baltimore, Masters in Integrative Medicine.

In addition, he is an advisor to The Rothko Chapel and past board member of The Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University, and founding member of Compassionate Houston. His research and publications focus on mind-body practices in integrative care, examining how these practices can reduce chronic stress, anxiety and sleep disorders and improve quality of life. He is the author of Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition (SnowLion, 2009), Tibetan Yoga for Health and Wellbeing (Hay House, 2018), and Tibetan Yoga: Magical Movements of Body, Breath & Mind (Wisdom Publications, 2021). He has published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology and the interface of spirituality and healing. Dr. Chaoul has been recognized as a Fellow at the Mind & Life Institute.


June 1 @ 10:00 am CDT
June 2 @ 3:30 pm CDT
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