My journey with the Chopra Center started on my birthday twenty years ago with a birthday present to myself. I had always devoured the knowledge in the books that Dr. Chopra wrote, so I attended his retreat, Seduction of Spirit. From that day forward, I knew that I wanted to become certified by the Chopra Center in Perfect Health. After that I wanted to learn how to teach Primordial Sound Meditation and finally Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga. Now I am a Chopra Certifed Instructor for all three and am referred to as a Vedic master.
I took this photo at Seduction of Spirit. Dr. Chopra lectured on the edge of the stage and talked about the non-local domain. He literally stands at the edge of local domain with his feet half into the non-local domain. A scientist who spoke, stood with one foot planted solidly in reality of the solid ground and the other foot over the edge. They are living the truths and it shows in their stance in this physical world.
Standing on the Edge of the Non-local Domain.
DEEPAK CHOPRA, M.D. Co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing
Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time Magazine as the "poet-prophet of alternative medicine," he is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars.
A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra is the prolific author of more than fifty-five books, including fourteen bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than eighty-five languages. His New York Times bestseller Peace Is the Way won a prestigious Quill Award, and The Book of Secrets was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards; his bestselling novel, Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, was released in 2008. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Intent.com and the Huffington Post.
Deepak Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified by an impressive list of honorariums. For more than a decade, he has participated as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School's Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization.
Before establishing the Chopra Center, he served as chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and did his internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. He then completed various residencies and fellowships at university-affiliated medical centers in Boston.