may, 2020

19may1:00 pm1:15 pmThe Power of Community: A Weekly MeditationSome Tuesdays 1:00-1:15pm some Thursdays 5:00-5:30pm


Event Details

We are offering these sessions for free. As a nonprofit organization, we welcome any donation that might be meaningful and affordable for you at this time. This online and live streaming program can be taken from home, or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions prior to the event.

All times are CDT. Please contact Mary Oleyar at, or 713.524.8253 x23 with any questions. Learn more about online learning.

Alejandro Chaoul, Ann Friedman, Claire Villarreal, Ginger Clarkson, Stan Merrill
Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the founder and director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute. He has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is currently supporting the Integrative Medicine Program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, where since 1999 he has been leading people with cancer and their family members through mind/body/spirit techniques aimed at reducing stress and facilitating healing. Alejandro, who received his PhD in religious studies from Rice University, was recently named a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors.

Claire Villarreal received her PhD from Rice University’s Department of Religion and has taught at Rice and UH Clear Lake. She has led meditation sessions at Dawn Mountain, the Jung Center, Discovery Green, and other spots around Houston and Fort Worth. She is the programs director at Dawn Mountain Center for Tibetan Buddhism.

Ginger Clarkson is a board-certified music therapist and a fellow of the Association for Music and Imagery who trains psychotherapists internationally in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music. Her publications include A Silent Cure: Transforming Pre- Verbal Trauma Through Meditation, I Dreamed I Was Normal: A Music Therapist’s Journey Through the Realms of Autism, and Spiritual Dimensions of Guided Imagery and Music. She is a community dharma leader of Insight Meditation Houston.

Stanley Merrill earned a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification through the Awareness Training Institute of the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center in 2019. The two-year program was taught by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through Sounds True. He attended a teacher training class “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction,” taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn through the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Stanley has taught meditation techniques at the Veterans Administration, the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society, The West University Seniors Center, Luna Recovery Center, MD Anderson in Sugarland, and Chevron. For 23 years, he worked at IBM, where he was a Systems Engineer, Systems Engineer Manager, and an Application Development Consultant. He has studied Buddhist philosophy and meditation since 1995.

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Tue, Jun 30, 2020 01:00pm 01:15pm
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