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'Decoding Deepak': Reflecting On My Father

(34) Comments | Posted October 10, 2012 | 10:48 AM

About a year and half ago, I set out to make a film about my dad Deepak Chopra. I thought it would be interesting. I wanted to resolve the contradiction I sensed existed in what his audience thought of him vs. how I did. But almost as soon as I...

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Decoding Deepak

(1) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 8:15 AM

There's nothing original left to say. For the past two weeks, I've been on a press tour with my father Deepak talking up my new film Decoding Deepak, which releases in select theaters today and also is available on demand from all the usual suspects. You get to...

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The Chopras Meet President Obama and Decoding Deepak Trailer

(2) Comments | Posted March 6, 2012 | 12:13 PM

I'm on a plane right now flying back to the left coast from NYC after attending a fundraiser Thursday evening and getting the chance to meet and have a picture taken with President Obama. My dad was one of...

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Michael Jackson: All Of The Above

(6) Comments | Posted October 6, 2011 | 3:40 PM

Over the last week or so, I've gotten several requests to do interviews with various news outlets covering the Michael Jackson trial. I guess it's the Conrad Murray trial, but that's not as sexy sounding as the "Michael Jackson Death" trial that I've noticed a lot of news flacks have...

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Fasting to Free the Hikers

(0) Comments | Posted May 24, 2011 | 2:06 PM

We have never met Shane Bauer or Josh Fattal -- two young men who have been imprisoned for almost two years deep in the black hole that is Iran's notorious Evin prison. We haven't met Shane's fiancé, Sarah Shourd, who arrived home from her captivity last year, nor have we...

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Birthday Letter To My Future Self

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2011 | 2:26 PM

Dear Future Gotham

It occurred to me tonight while at yoga class, being that it's my birthday it might be an interesting idea to write myself a letter to be read by me/you about 25 years from now. Yeah - you read right: I did yoga on the night of...

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Bill O'Reilly's View Is Full of It...

(14) Comments | Posted October 15, 2010 | 4:19 PM

A clip from The View is making the rounds today showing hosts Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg walking off set after engaging in a heated dialogue with guest Bill O'Reilly.

I've been talking

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Coming Clean: It's Spirituality for Dogs

(9) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 11:47 AM

There's something so old fashioned about writing a book. The time it takes to actually write it, the process of getting it edited and published and then the act of hitting the road to actually promote and sell it. Don't get me wrong, there's a charm and romance to it,...

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Peaks, Potties, Perspectives

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 5:53 PM

Twenty months after my son Krishu was born, my wife Candice granted me a ten-day furlough to travel to Italy to embark on an arduous bike trip through the Dolomite Mountains. It was one of those big boy fantasy camps I'd been prepping for for several months along with a...

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My Dad is in the NYTIMES! Oh #$%^!

(2) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 10:19 PM

A little over a week ago, we got word that the NYTIMES wanted to interview my father in part on his upcoming fiction book on Muhammed, A Story of the Last Prophet. Largely because of the controversy surrounding the Ground Zero Mosque (which isn't really a Mosque and isn't really...

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A Brief History of a Meditator

(5) Comments | Posted August 10, 2010 | 3:18 PM

A series of new studies have recently come out touting the benefits of teaching kids to meditate.

Well stop right there: allow me to say with utmost humility -- here stands the expert.

My sister Mallika and I learned to meditate when we were about four and seven years old...

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Notes from My Father's Monkhood Ceremony

(12) Comments | Posted July 14, 2010 | 2:13 PM

For More Pictures Of Deepak's Monkhood, Click Here

As many of you know from some of my tweets and Facebook updates, for the past week and a half I was in Thailand following my dad and documenting his ordainment into monkhood. What we recorded will make...

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Remembering My Friend Michael Jackson

(11) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 1:11 PM

I was a junior in highschool when my friend Michael Jackson asked me to go on tour with him. He was spending the summer in Europe staging the largest ever (at the time) rock tour for his latest album Dangerous. I begged and pleaded with my parents to let me...

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My Dad's Sex Life

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2010 | 6:04 PM

You know what's kind of weird? When your dad writes a book called Kama Sutra. When he talks about the "big bang" and about "sexual energy being the primordial force of the Universe." Eww gross.

Oh, and you know what's even worse? Being the quasi-publisher/editor of said book. Having...

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My Response to Greg Gutfeld's Response to My Response

(9) Comments | Posted April 17, 2010 | 2:03 PM

Did you get all that?

Backstory: Greg Gutfeld, a commentator on Fox News went footloose a few days ago on my dad as it related to a tweet which is now ancient history. I emailed a response to him and he a response to me and so forth and now...

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Don't Just Do It All Over Again

(4) Comments | Posted April 8, 2010 | 11:53 AM

When the Tiger Woods madness first ignited in late November, I was all over it. I read with great interest some of the many scandalous allegations, and watched with jaw-dropping shock at how one of the most celebrated icons of modern pop culture crashed from his pedestal into the ashes...

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R.I.P. Julia Siegler

(2) Comments | Posted March 2, 2010 | 3:21 PM

Last night I drove by Sunset and Cliffwood in Brentwood California, about five minutes from my house. There was a spontaneous memorial there, several hundred flower bouquets commemorating 13-year-old Julia Siegler who was killed in a tragic accident last Friday when she was hit by two cars while trying to...

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Threesome: Tiger Woods, Deepak and Me

(15) Comments | Posted December 10, 2009 | 1:03 PM

Remember the first Tiger Woods commercial Nike ever did? The refrain by various kids everywhere was "I am Tiger Woods..." Don't expect to see that one back anytime soon.

But rest assured, there'll still be plenty of Tiger nevertheless. In fact, it's all Tiger, all the time. More outlets...

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One More for Michael Jackson

(66) Comments | Posted September 3, 2009 | 5:12 PM

I thought long and hard about whether to go on CNN tonight and once again talk about my late friend Michael Jackson. Months ago when he died, I did a flurry of interviews, mostly on CNN and with Larry King, and got a lot of positive feedback for some of...

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Shah Rukh Shame

(2) Comments | Posted August 16, 2009 | 10:59 PM

Here's my favorite celebrity encounter story. As residents of LA, on average we see one or two recognizable celebrities a week, most often in the Whole Foods down the street or the Starbucks a few blocks from our house. There are certain A-listers who if you time it right, you...

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