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The Magic of Sound: Mantras for Daily Life (Online)

Claire Villarreal, Alejandro Chaoul

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Any form of meditation practice is ultimately a return to our own innate, precious qualities. When we harness the power of our true nature to guide us back to wholeness, meditation practice can be profoundly healing. Sounds, including mantras, have been used for centuries by various spiritual traditions to remind us of the transpersonal forces of reality that support our healing, and these days many are adapting this form of practice to address the stresses of modern life. In this short series, you’ll learn how to invoke what’s precious within you through classic mantras and sacred syllables, and how to bring this practice into your daily life by invoking these qualities with a mantra in your own native language.

This livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

This class will be recorded. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants ONLY, after each class session. Recordings will not be available for purchase after the program ends.

All times are CDT. Please contact with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.

About the instructor

Claire Villarreal, Alejandro Chaoul

Claire Villarreal received her PhD from Rice University’s Department of Religion and has taught academic courses at Rice and UH Clear Lake and led meditation sessions at Dawn Mountain, the Jung Center, Discovery Green, and various other settings in Houston and Fort Worth. She now adapts traditional Buddhist wisdom for online and in-person spiritual instruction.

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD, is the founder and director of The Jung Center’s Mind Body Spirit Institute. He 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 currently supporting the Integrative Medicine Program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, where since 1999 he has been leading people with cancer and their family members through mind/body/spirit techniques aimed at reducing stress and facilitating healing. Alejandro, who received his PhD in religious studies from Rice University, was recently named a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and is a senior teacher of The 3 Doors.

General details

Date & time


Three Wednesdays,
June 15 - 29,
6:30 - 8pm CT

4.5 h

Number of sessions




$90.00 USD


$100.00 USD


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