Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the Huffington Foundation Endowed Director of the Mind Body Spirit Institute at the Jung Center of Houston, where he brings a new approach for helping health-care professionals flourish by reducing stress and burnout, and improving health and resilience while nourishing the human spirit.
He is also faculty in the Integrative Medicine Program, at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, where since 1999, he conducts research using mind-body techniques with cancer patients, holds group meditation classes for cancer patients and their support system, and has a meditation clinic consultation as part of the Integrative Medicine Center. He holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Texas Medical School’s 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.
Since 1995, Chaoul has been teaching Tibetan meditation and Tibetan yogic practices under the auspices of the Ligmincha Institute in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
Alejandro Chaoul is the author of Chod Practice in the Bon Tradition and Tibetan Yoga for Health and Wellbeing, and has also published in the area of religion and medicine, medical anthropology, and the interface of spirituality and healing. Her has recently been recognized as a Fellow at the Mind & Life Institute.