Sat, August 27, 2022 10:00 am — Sun, August 28, 2022 3:00 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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Tibetan Yoga from Zhang Zhung: Enhancing Your Pervasive Breath

Alejandro Chaoul


August 27-28, 2022

10:00 am – 3:00 pm Central Time

Pervasive breath is explained as the “principal breath” in the wonderful Experiential Transmission of Zhang Zhung text on Tibetan yoga (trul khor).

In the Bön Mother Tantra Tsa lung, pervasive breath (khyab lung) relates to the wind element and nourishes our whole body, head, and limbs. As Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche writes about it in his beautiful poem:

Generating strength in all the limbs of the body,

 Accomplishing effortless and spontaneous virtuous activity,

 Causing the attainment of the ultimate essence body,

 From my heart, I praise the pervasive wind-element wind.


In this retreat, we will explore the pervasive breath by using the movements of Trul khor to support the pervasive breath practice of Tsa lung.  May we connect body and breath, releasing more spontaneous activity to enrich everyday life.

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.

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After returning to Ligmincha Texas website,  you will 1) get the link to the Retreat Handouts & Recordings (SAVE THE LINK), and 2) get the Zoom Registration Link. You must follow the Zoom Registration Link and fill out the form to register. After you are registered with Zoom, a confirmation email will be sent to you by Zoom that includes your personal link to join the retreat.

Retreat teachings and practices will be taught in English.

Live translation will be available in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Hungarian..

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

All recordings will be made available to registered participants.


Download the free Zoom app in advance of the retreat by going to https://zoom.us/download

Registrants can choose the following options: $75, $100, and $125. There is also an option to enter a greater or lesser amount.  Financial hardship need not prevent practitioners from attending teachings.  If your situation warrants it, please pay any amount you can comfortably afford by typing that in the box that says “Other Amount”.



In Person Attendance Information and Requirements

  • Seating distance is greater than normal, but not 6 feet.  There will be room for approximately 13 people in the gompa.
  • Ligmincha Texas provides air purification – one large air purifier in the meditation room and one in the office area.
  • Attendees must be vaccinated.
  • Attendees must test  negative within 24 hours of teaching.
  • Attendees must feel well, with no symptoms.
  • Attendees may wear masks, as desired. Masks are supplied at the door.
  • Use of hand sanitizer is encouraged and provided by the center.
  • BYO food & drinks. Bottled water is provided at the center.
  • Handouts will not be provided on site.  You must print out the handouts before hand from the link to the Google Drive folder that will be provided after successful registration, and bring your handouts with you.

Ligmincha Texas, Inc. is making reasonable efforts to prevent the spread of disease and is following CDC guidelines.  Attendee understands that the infection rate for COVID continues to fluctuate and that these policies may change to better reflect CDC guidelines in regard to the prevention of contracting Covid-19. Attendee agrees to abide by whatever Ligmincha Texas guidelines are at this retreat.  By registering below, the attendee agrees to waive right to bring any claims, including claims of negligence, against Ligmincha Texas, Inc. related to exposure and/or infection by the COVID virus.

Registrants can choose the following payment options: $75, $100, and $125, as their financial situation warrants.

In Person Registration $75


In Person Registration $100


In Person Registration $125


For questions or more information, contact us at info@ligminchatexas.org

Joyful Practice of Ancient Bön Teachings for Living Well


Sat, August 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am CDT
Sun, August 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm CDT
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