Presenters – Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D.

Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D. is a Senior Teacher of the Three Doors, a nonprofit organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming people’s lives through meditation. He holds a doctorate in Tibetan Religions from Rice University. Alejandro Chaoul has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over twenty years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak and Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. In 2000 he completed the seven year training at Ligmincha Institute. Since 1995 under the auspices of Ligmincha Institute, Alejandro Chaoul has been teaching various meditation practices nationally and internationally, including Chöd and Tibetan Yoga (Tsa Lung and Trul Khor). He is on the Board of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts. In addition, Alejandro Chaoul is the Director of Education of the Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson and an associate faculty member at the University of Texas’s McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. He is the author of Chöd Practice in the Bon Tradition (Snow Lion, 2009) and has published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology, and the interface of spirituality and healing.