Deepak Chopra, brief biography
Since the early 1980’s Deepak Chopra (New Delhi, October 22, 1946), M.D., has successfully combined his credentials as endocrinologist with his exploration of mind/body medicine. He created a paradigm for exploring the healing process - a model he calls Quantum Healing. In 1984 helped to introduce Ayurvedic medicine to the United States and was also the founding President of the American Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. Deepak Chopra is also known as prolific author of over 50 books and more than 100 audio, video, and CDROM titles, which have been translated into 35 languages. His book Peace Is the Way (Harmony Books) won the Quill Award, and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of your Life was awarded the Nautilus Award. His bestsellers include The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence; Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment; The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook: Forty Natural Prescriptions for Perfect Health. Many know Deepak Chopra from his regular television presentations for PBS. Chopra lectures around the world making presentations to major corporations and organizations such as the World Health Organization in Geneva, the United Nations, London’s Royal Society of Medicine, a number of major U.S. medical institutions. As the keynote speaker he appeared at the inauguration of the State of the World Forum, hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev and the Peace and Human Progress Foundation founded by the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace prizewinner, Oscar Arias. "Esquire" magazine designated him as one of the top ten motivational speakers in the country; and in 1995, he joined the company of President Nelson Mandela as a recipient of the Toastmasters International Top Five Outstanding Speakers award. Chopra is also the recipient of the Einstein Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. Chopra joined The Gallup Organization as a Senior Scientist in 2005. Now he’s Chairman and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California. Through the creation of this Center he established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of Western medicine with natural healing traditions. Along with Nobel Peace Laureates Oscar Arias, Betty Williams and others, Chopra is founding director and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity, committed to creating a critical mass of consciousness in the world for social justice, economical freedom, ecological balance, and conflict resolution.
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