Health is one of the most important aspects of human well-being. More than simply being free of disease, health also includes the ability to cope with physical and emotional challenges with resilience. Tibetan meditation expert Alejandro Chaoul, Ph.D., reviews scientific research on the potential health benefits of meditation and shares simple but profound meditative techniques harnessing breath, concentration and visualization. This class also includes practices that may help you to stay more present and at ease in the face of acute and chronic health challenges and explores meditation as restoration for self-care and for caregivers. The course culminates with advice on sustaining a meditative practice to nurture yourself, your community and the planet.


  • Meditation as prevention: Practices that may promote general health and well-being
  • Meditation as medicine: Practices that may aid in coping with acute and chronic health conditions
  • Meditation as restoration: Practices for caregivers and self-care
  • Meditation for life: Sustaining a lifelong meditative practice to nurture yourself, your community and the planet


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


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. Participants should wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a cushion if choosing to sit on the floor.

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.


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Section Title
Meditation and Health
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Oct 04, 2019 to Nov 01, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Rice Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $210.00
Section Notes
Limited Enrollment. No class Oct. 18