Speaker Series: ALEJANDRO CHAOUL - From the Himalayas to the Clinic
The Contemplative Research and Scholarship Speaker Series hosts leading scholars, scientists, and practitioner-teachers in the study of contemplative practices. The series is hosted on Grounds at the University of Virginia.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2023 - ALEJANDRO "ALE" CHAOUL
From the Himalayas to the Clinic: Ancient Tibetan Bön Yogic Practices and Applications in Contemporary Scientific Research
4:30-6:00pm (ET) New Cabel Hall 168
Ancient Tibetan yogic practices of the Bön Tsalung Trulkhor have been utilized at least since the 10th century for their spiritual development as well as healing body, energy, and mind. Since 1999, we have been implementing them in clinical research to support people touched by cancer in their illness experience at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston with the supervision of the Tibetan lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. This talk will focus on how this Tibetan yoga has been practiced among Bönpo communities as they migrated outside of Tibet and the Indian subcontinent and on the more recent clinical and research applications within contemporary clinical settings, including Tibetan yoga interventions, research protocols, and related research published in scientific journals.
About Alejandro Chaoul
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