Scroll down for full details about upcoming Conversations LIVE broadcasts. In this special feature of TWR LIVE, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche speaks live on Facebook with experts in many fields including science, health, philosophy, medicine and spirituality. Presenters share from their specialties their perspectives on relevant issues of our time, and Rinpoche weaves in pertinent aspects related to the ancient Tibetan Bön Buddhist teachings. Opportunities are available to engage in question-answer sessions with Rinpoche and presenters. More about TWR LIVE
About Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche. Rinpoche is an acclaimed author and a respected teacher of students worldwide. As the founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, he has established numerous centers and institutes of learning in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe and India. Fluent in English, Rinpoche regularly offers online teachings in the form of live webcasts, online workshops and YouTube videos. He is renowned for his depth of wisdom; his clear, engaging teaching style; and his dedication to making the ancient Tibetan teachings highly accessible and relevant to the lives of Westerners.
Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time U.S. (New York time):
A Conversation with Kallon Basquin, Director of The 3 Doors
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and guest presenter Kallon Basquin discuss the history, inspiration and growth of The 3 Doors, an international nonprofit organization founded by Rinpoche that teaches ancient Tibetan meditation methods for modern life. Together the presenters will give you a taste of how the 3 Doors meditation practices are positively transforming people’s lives and inspire actions that benefit others. The 3 Doors is now pursuing new projects in Europe, Latin America and North America, including a Compassion Project for healthcare and social service providers, an Education Project for youth and teens, and a Conscious Leadership Workshop for university and business leaders; and has plans to offer online courses. View Recording
Kallon Basquin has worked as a psychotherapist, educator and leadership consultant in mental health (private practice) for many years. A California resident, Kallon has practiced meditation since his youth and has maintained a deep interest in both Eastern and Western approaches to health and wellness. Since its inception in 2010, Kallon has served as director for The 3 Doors, an international nonprofit organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche that offers meditation teachings to uncover, release, and transform issues that are holding you back in everyday life. Going well beyond stress reduction and relaxation, these practices work on a deep personal level to free up energy for increased creativity and healing.
Sunday, February 12, 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time U.S. (New York time):
A Conversation with Alejandro Chaoul-Reich, Assistant Professor and Director of Education, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and guest presenter Alejandro Chaoul-Reich discuss the benefits of Tibetan yoga and sound meditation in cancer patients as revealed in research findings at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. In 2000, they formed a team that included MD Anderson researchers and Ligmincha Texas practitioners to investigate the possible benefits of the ancient Bön mind-body practices of tsa lung and trul khor with different cancer populations and their caregivers. They also have researched the benefits of Tibetan sound meditation to ease cognitive impairment after chemotherapy in women with breast cancer. This research has helped reshape the clinical group and individual meditation sessions that MD Anderson provides to patients and caregivers, and now also to faculty and staff. View Recording
Alejandro Chaoul taught at Rice University, the University of Houston and the Jung Center of Houston before he started his position at MD Anderson. He is the author of several research articles on the benefits of meditation for cancer patients, and is director of the Ligmincha Texas Institute for Tibetan Meditative and Healing Arts. Since 1995, he has been teaching Tibetan meditation and Tibetan yogic practices under the auspices of the Ligmincha Institute in various parts of the U.S.A., Latin America and Europe, and is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors. In 1999 he began teaching meditation techniques at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, and for the last fifteen years has conducted research on the effect of these practices in people with cancer. He presents in various national and international conferences, including the Society of Integrative Medicine, the American Academy of Religion, and was an invited contemplative faculty in the last International Conference for Contemplative Studies of the Mind & Life Institute. In 1991 Alejandro met Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche and his teacher, Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak, and since then has been studying, practicing and teaching under their guidance. More about Alejandro Chaoul