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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

How to Get Back Your Personal Power

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 1:38 PM

There are many ways in modern life to feel powerless, as the world seems increasingly dangerous. None of us can change the evening news, but we can regain the personal power that is undermined by stress, a sense of threat, and loss of control. In fact, without being in control,...

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How the Universe Solved the 'Hard Problem'

(1) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 9:35 AM

For some inexplicable reason the most common element in every possible experience -- consciousness -- has kept itself a secret. How the human brain produces consciousness -- if it does -- is an age-old question, currently traveling under the name of "the hard problem." Philosopher David Chalmers, who coined the...

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Why Consciousness Is Still a Mystery -- Sorting Out the Clues

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 3:02 PM

No one doubts that it's hard to figure out where consciousness comes from, and when a problem persists for thousands of years -- which is literally true in this case -- it's worthwhile sorting out the clues that might lead to an answer. Some are better than others, and a...

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How to Free Yourself From Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 3:38 PM

On many fronts people feel the urge to change their lives -- so why don't they succeed? We live in therapeutic times. Advice surrounds us about achieving success. Yet when we set our minds to do something seemingly simple -- losing weight, giving up a bad habit, acting nicer to...

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How to Stop Being a Biological Robot

(0) Comments | Posted April 4, 2016 | 10:02 AM

Most people are too busy, or otherwise distracted, to think about how the mind works, much less about the vexed problem of connecting mind and brain. This includes neuroscientists. They run their experiments and publish new data without addressing the most fundamental questions. Their field runs nicely by simply assuming...

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Why the Physical Universe Needs Mental Glue

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 3:22 PM

Deepak Chopra, MD and Jennifer Nielsen, PhD candidate

Robber barons in the 19th century were so rich that they didn't have to do things the way ordinary people do. If they wanted to live in a French chateau or an Italian palazzo, for example, they didn't have...

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How to See the Whole Universe: Nonlocality and Acausality

(1) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 12:04 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Jennifer Nielsen, PhD Candidate

Whenever there's a new breakthrough in science, a closer step is taken to seeing reality as a whole. Essentially science works on the jigsaw-puzzle principle: Having taken apart a picture of the Eiffel Tower or the Grand Canyon, reassembling the pieces...

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If Science Is a Game, Here's a Game-Changer

(2) Comments | Posted March 14, 2016 | 11:16 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD


The quantum pioneer Erwin Schrödinger was one of the best thinkers about philosophy in a generation of physicists, around a century ago, that was rich in philosophers (a rare breed today). One of Schrödinger's most intriguing statements has explosive implications for...

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Taking Personal Reality Seriously (Including Yours)

(0) Comments | Posted March 7, 2016 | 9:50 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD

In college, a time-honored theme for assigning term papers is to discuss appearance versus reality, which can be applied to questions as diverse as "Is the ghost of Hamlet's father real?" and "What was actually at stake in the Cold War?" But this intriguing topic doesn't...

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Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings

(45) Comments | Posted February 29, 2016 | 12:22 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.


When big science gets a major boost, the news goes around the world with an air of celebration. The latest such event was the confirmation of gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein in his General Theory...

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Why Science Is Ultimately Spiritual, and Vice Versa

(8) Comments | Posted February 22, 2016 | 8:28 AM

Despite attempts to reconcile science with the long history of spirituality, a gulf still exists between them -- a totally unnecessary one. There is only one reality, and science differs from spirituality only in its style of describing what is real. If this is true, then it's not simply an...

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Where Is the Tipping Point for Consciousness?

(3) Comments | Posted February 15, 2016 | 3:20 PM

A funny thing happened on the way to cosmic mind. There was a vision of it that captivated some of the greatest thinkers in the last century, but then the vision faded. In the current atmosphere of science, the notion of a conscious universe has been marginalized -- you won't...

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What's the Point of Being Human? The Best Answer So Far

(1) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 11:00 AM

The point of being human is to push the envelope of being human. This is worth remembering when times are tough and we lose confidence in ourselves. No other creature on earth has the capacity to redefine itself. We do.  How humans gained this ability remains a totally mystery. Looking...

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Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2016 | 8:51 AM

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought.  It would be foolhardy to accept such a bet. As we all experience every day -- and yet rarely notice -- our thoughts are unpredictable and spontaneous. They...

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There Is No Absolute Evil--Here's Why

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2016 | 9:57 AM

By Deepak Chopra, MD

At the turn of the new year it feels as if evil is more present and dangerous than ever. One component of worldwide fear is terrorism, and in the minds of religious fanatics who turn to terror tactics, there's a black-and-white conception of evil. This mental...

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One Solution to America's Health Care Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 2:52 PM

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, Joseph B. Weiss, MD, Nancy Cetel Weiss, MD, and Danielle E. Weiss, MD

Complications in medical care occur at a staggering rate, resulting in over 440,000 accidental deaths from medical errors (the vast majority not considered malpractice, such as side effects...

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Will Pope Francis Become a Holy Man for the World?

(31) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 9:51 AM

Pope Francis I is poised to be more than a very popular pontiff graced with humility and an approach of love and gentleness, two words he often uses. He could rise to become a symbol of holiness beyond the Catholic Church, as the Dalai Lama is a symbol of enlightenment...

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Human Universe and Eternal Inflation

(6) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 9:49 AM

I was reminded recently that we live in a Catch-22 Universe. What makes it a Catch-22 is that no one is qualified to penetrate the mystery of the cosmos without skill in advanced mathematics, and yet those who have this skill are so tied to numbers that they see reality...

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What Does "the Human Universe" Actually Mean?

(1) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 9:04 AM

Most people have never heard the phrase "the human universe," so it got a major boost from British physicist Brian Cox. A popular science presenter in the UK and physics professor at the University of Manchester, Cox called his latest BBC series by that name. (The amplified text is available...

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ISIS and Its Atrocious Acts

(1) Comments | Posted December 7, 2015 | 8:16 AM

ISIS and its atrocious acts have thrown the issue of evil into high relief. Once more we are forced to confront a horrifying aspect of human nature and to ask ourselves what can be done about it.  This post isn't about U.S. policy against ISIS -- that's the business of...

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