Breathing is one of the most fundamental acts of life. Tuning into your breath and increasing its ease can be transformational, particularly in times of substantial stress and uncertainty. Meditation offers a range of practical tools to reconnect us with our breath, body, mind and spirit. Tibetan meditation expert Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., who has spent decades teaching and researching meditation for health and well-being, reviews scientific findings on the health benefits of meditation and shares simple but profound meditative techniques and breathing exercises.

This pre-recorded class includes practices that may help you build resilience by staying more present and calm. These tools become even more important in the face of physical and emotional stress and uncertainty, which are so prevalent at this time. The course culminates with one live session with the instructor, offering advice on sustaining a meditative practice to nurture your body, mind,spirit and community.

Note: This course is offered for educational purposes only. Please consult with the professional of your choosing if you are seeking specific therapeutic or medical advice.

+ Department of Religion, Rice University
+ Ligmincha Texas Institute for the Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts
+ Rice University Chao Center for Asian Studies

Watch Dr. Chaoul's OpenRICE session entitled Meditation for Crisis and Uncertainty.


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Section Title
Breath: Meditation and Breathing Techniques for Stress and Uncertainty
Sep 29, 2020 to Oct 23, 2020
Online, fixed date
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Oct 23, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
* non-credit $210.00
Section Notes

Release date: Sept. 29, 2020 Four two-hour sessions (pre-recorded) plus one synchronous online Q & A session with the instructor on Friday, October 23, 10–11 a.m. Access information will be sent prior to the course start date. Access will be available Sept.29 through Nov. 30.

Refund Policy
A 10 percent processing fee will be subtracted from all refunds. Due to the high demand for courses, registrations are considered final as of 10 days prior to the class start date. No refunds will be issued after these dates and credits will not be given for future classes. No refunds will be granted for participants who miss a portion of a program. Refund requests before the deadline must be made in writing to gscs@rice.edu.