Workshop: Mandalas and the Human Spirit, Part II @ Asia Society Texas Center, Houston [28 July]

Workshop: Mandalas and the Human Spirit, Part II


110
28
July
13:00 - 16:00

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Asia Society Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, Texas 77004
Discover Tibetan and psychological perspectives on the mandala and learn how it can be a tool for spiritual reflection and self-exploration.

Drawing from traditions across time and geography, Jung believed that depictions of sacred circles reflect the deep ordering structures of the human psyche, and that these circles appear in dreams and the imagination at times of transition and crisis. Tibetan Buddhism, which Jung described as including “the best and most significant mandalas,” understands mandalas as sacred spaces, externally and internally, that one can connect to through specific meditative practices.

Our discussion of these different perspectives on sacred circles may provoke new insight among presenters and participants alike. What happens when a specific religious practice or symbol is used to make a psychological point? We will practice a Tibetan meditation related to mandalas and use our reflective process to create our own mandala, whether expressed on paper or visualized. No artistic skill or previous meditative experience necessary.

For educators, this workshop will count as three Continuing Education (CE) hours.

A corresponding workshop on Saturday, July 22 at Asia Society Texas Center will explore the history and contemporary use of mandalas. The July 22 workshop will have a separate, FREE hands-on experience available for children to learn about the colors, symbols, and numbers used in mandala creation. Receive a discount when you register for both courses in advance.

About the Instructors

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, a senior teacher at The 3 Doors, has been a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 1989, studying with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. He is an assistant professor and director of education at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Program, where he teaches Tibetan meditation to cancer patients, their families and caregivers, and researches the effects of Tibetan mind-body practices with cancer patients.

Sean Fitzpatrick, PhD, LPC, is the executive director of The Jung Center. He has master’s degrees in religious studies and clinical psychology, and he completed his doctorate in psychology, with a concentration in Jungian studies, at Saybrook University. He is also a psychotherapist in private practice.

Bank of America is presenting sponsor of Performing Arts & Culture programs. Generous funding also provided by AARP, Nancy C. Allen, CNOOC-NEXEN, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, The Clayton Fund, the Cullen Trust for the Performing Arts, and Mickey Rosenau & Dr. Ellen Gritz. Funding is also provided from Friends of Performing Arts & Culture at Asia Society Texas Center, a premier group of individuals and organizations committed to bringing the best in public programming to Houston. The program is presented in collaboration with The Jung Center.
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