Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, works as an Assistant Professor and Director of education, at the Integrative Medicine Program, in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine at The University of Texas (UT) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is involved in research using Tibetan mind- body techniques with cancer patients, and facilitates meditation groups and individual clinics for cancer patients and their support system at the Integrative Medicine Center. He is also associate faculty at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics in UT’s medical school, teaching in the areas of contemplative practice, health and end-of-life care. Alejandro is a Senior Teacher at The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche that teaches meditation methods with practical applications for everyday life. Since 1995, Alejandro has been leading meditation classes and Tibetan yoga (Tsa Lung and Trul Khor) workshops through the Ligmincha Institute in the U.S., Mexico, Latin America and Europe, and is on the board of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan meditative and healing arts. He is the author of Chöd Practice in the Bön Religion (Snow Lion Publication, 2009) and author and co-author of various articles and book chapters that focus on the intersection of humanities, spirituality and medicine. 

This profile was last updated on February 6, 2020

Mind & Life Connections


2020 Contemplative Research Conference Session

Morning Yoga: “Trul khor: Tibetan Yoga”

Alejandro Chaoul

Topics: Body-based Practices | Contemplative Wisdom


2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Tibetan Sound Meditation

Alejandro Chaoul

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom


2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Yoga: A Contemplative Technique for Mental WellBeing

Alejandro Chaoul, Sat Bir Khalsa, Elisa Kozasa, Sara Lazar

Topics: Body-based Practices | Brain & Cognitive Science