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Deepak Chopra
DEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as "one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in the world and #1 in

Entries by Deepak Chopra

Do We Really Know What's Real? The Most Optimistic Answer Is Maybe

(3) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 1:05 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Menas Kafatos, PhD


For a very long time, if you wanted to know if something is real or not, the go-to people have been scientists. The rise of rationality over superstition is considered the single greatest achievement of the past three or four centuries....

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Physics' Split Personality: Is the Dark Side Winning?

(8) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 12:32 PM

Co-authored with Menas Kafatos, PhD

For some time now most of the universe has gone dark. This startling news was brought to popular attention in a June Op-Ed piece in the New York Times called "A Crisis at the Edge of Physics." It began, "Do physicists need empirical evidence...

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Mindful Evolution: Can You Guide What Your Genes Are Doing?

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 11:38 AM

Human beings are unique in the scenario of life on Earth--that much is obvious. We are guided by awareness, and to implement our wishes, dreams, and inventions, the higher brain (chiefly the cerebral cortex) has evolved to extraordinary proportions. Although classical Darwinism is mindless, and staunchly defended as such by...

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From Facts to Meaning, Through Beauty

(2) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 11:25 AM

By Frank A. Wilczek, PhD and Deepak Chopra, MD

Science tells us what the world is, not what it means. As expert as they are at collecting and analyzing data, most modern scientists tend to shy away from the question, "What does it all mean?" To them, the question seems...

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A New Hot Button: Consciousness-Driven Evolution

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2015 | 11:12 AM

Science is meant to be the opposite of a belief system. No one underlined this point more securely than Charles Darwin, who devised a theory of evolution that defied the strongest belief of his time, the all but universal belief in the bible version of the origins of man. The...

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How to Make Quantum Reality Our Reality: Looking for a Better Deal

(13) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 11:07 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Ruth E. Kastner, PhD

If you ask a scientist to talk about quantum mechanics, it's predictable that the first thing he or she is likely to say is that this is the most successful theory in the history of science. At the minutest level of...

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A Hidden Solution to America's Health-Care Crisis

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 1:40 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Dan Blumenthal, MD, MPH, FACP, David Brenner, MD, FACP, Nancy S. Cetel, MD, Linda L. Hill, MD, MPH, FACP, Bess Marcus, PhD, Paul J. Mills, PhD, Sheila Patel, MD, Larry Smarr, PhD, and Joseph B. Weiss, MD FACP

American health care is caught in a...

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Do You Love Yourself Just as You Are?

(0) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 5:59 AM

Do you love yourself just as you are? The way that people answer this question reveals a great deal about their upbringing. Well-loved children absorb from their parents a sense of self-worth that lasts a lifetime. But receiving mixed messages as a child is more common. These messages include the...

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Yoga and the Brain: A Vision of Possibilities

(3) Comments | Posted June 21, 2015 | 2:00 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Smita Malhotra M.D., P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.D.

In 1994, after injuring her back and knee while training for the Boston marathon, Sara Lazar came across an advertisement for a yoga class while leaving her physical therapist's office. Lazar, a Harvard-trained microbiologist, signed herself up, hoping...

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The Health Benefits of Practicing Compassion

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 10:25 AM

Compassion is changing before our eyes. A religious concept associated with Jesus and Buddha (known as "the Compassionate One") is being researched today through brain scans and positive psychology. In positive psychology your aim is to reach a state of well-being. The actions of a compassionate person, being kind and...

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How to Overcome the Fear of Death -- Two Possibilities

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 10:11 AM

The fear of death always comes at or near the top of people's worst fears. Some psychologists believe that this is such a potent fear, we push it down into the subconscious in order to avoid it. Yet from its hiding place the fear remains active, re-emerging in times like...

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Why "Intelligent" Computers Are Dumber Than Your Ten-Year-Old

(4) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 12:22 PM

A mounting fear that science fiction may turn into reality came to light recently. Three brilliant physicists (Stephen Hawking, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek) joined with a noted computer scientist (Stuart Russell) to worry in public about what they termed "superintelligent machines." In an April 19 Huffington Post

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The President's Tweets and the Future of Shame

(2) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 11:02 AM

Last week the new Twitter account @POTUS of President Obama became a lightning rod for the worst in social media behavior. Within minutes of its setup, as reported in the New York Times, the account was flooded with vitriolic racist tweets, complete with hideous images, including one of Mr. Obama...

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How the Universe Pulled a Vanishing Act

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 11:01 AM

The issues facing modern physics are so baffling that they've crossed a threshold and now fascinate the general public. We laymen have very little at stake, personally speaking, when scientists argue over the Big Bang--without advanced mathematical training, it's all but impossible to follow the arguments. But we do have...

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Is Nature About to Abandon Us?

(1) Comments | Posted May 11, 2015 | 2:49 PM

Feeling guilty about climate change hasn't proved to be a good motivator. The most recent report on greenhouse gas emissions puts March at a record-breaking level of emissions. Presidential urging doesn't move Congress to take significant steps at solving the issue. The world community passes well-meaning resolutions that don't lead...

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How to Be at Peace When the World Isn't

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2015 | 11:11 AM

We seem to be living out the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." The curse is probably mythical, but our interesting times contain much turbulence. The horrific refugee situation in Syria, the rise of the even more horrific ISIS movement, not to mention Ukraine and news of natural...

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Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 1:53 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology

The human mind can adapt to almost anything, but not chaos. No one can lead a completely random and chaotic life. The messy room of a teenager may look completely chaotic, but even there a decision was made. The choice was...

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Is Physics the Next Guru?

(2) Comments | Posted April 20, 2015 | 11:47 AM

The worldview of modern physics teases us with spiritual suggestions like the discovery -- premature it seems -- of the "God particle." That nickname embarrasses some in the field, but ever since Fritjof Capra's book The Tao of Physics, the links between Eastern spiritual traditions and the findings of quantum...

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Synchronicity, Evolution and Your Genes (Part 3)

(1) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 10:38 AM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Jordan Flesher, MA Psychology

Two views of the universe have been contending with each other to explain why human beings exist. The first view holds that human beings are not special in any way. We evolved through random events that have accumulated over time, taking...

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Synchronicity, Evolution and Your Genes (Part 2)

(3) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 12:03 AM

By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP and Jordan Flesher, BA Psychology

Everyone has had a meaningful coincidence happen to them -- the classic example is thinking of someone's name and the next minute that person telephones, or seeing an unusual word in your mind's eye and then running across that word...

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