Tibetan traditions have a unique understanding of issues at the end of life.
In this interactive workshop Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, who is faculty at the MD Anderson Cancer Center’s department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, will continue leading the Bardo practices that Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche has taught over the weekend, and propose how to apply them in one’s life as well as in a professional healthcare environment. The workshop will include practices, teachings as well as vivid discussions of how to apply these deep ancient teachings in a modern western environment. This retreat will be of value to all caregivers and practitioners.
Alejandro earned his PhD in Tibetan Religions from Rice University in Houston, TX. He currently teaches courses in spirituality and health at the University of Texas Health Science Center and does research at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, using Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques with cancer patients. In his teaching, he combines the academic, the Bon-Buddhist practices and his experience in the healthcare field.
Alejandro is the author of Chöd Practice in the Bön Religion, and has also written various articles on the role of mind-body practices in integrative cancer care, on Tibetan meditation and ritual practices, and on the intersection of humanities, spirituality and medicine.
Event Dates: We will begin at 9 a.m., Monday, September 21 and conclude noon Wednesday, September 23.
Retreat Location & Lodging: This retreat will be held at the Chamma Ling Community House. A limited number of cabins are available on site, and a few dormitory style beds. Tent camping is also available on site, and campers may use showers and bathrooms in the community house. You may register for on-site housing below. People may also stay at local inns and B&Bs.
Meals: Tea and snacks will be provided. Meals are not included in this retreat. You may bring your lunch or eat at one of the local restaurants.
Work Study: A limited number of work-study positions are available. Contact John Jackson to apply for a work study position.
Sharing Rides: We have set up a Yahoo Group for people wishing to find or share rides to or from Crestone. It is necessary to create Yahoo account to post to the ride board.
Child Care: We will not be offering child care at this event.
Cost: $180 before Sept. 1, $195 afterwards.
Cancellations: $10 cancellation fee