Our Founders

Deepak Chopra, M.D. and David Simon, M.D founded the Chopra Center in 1996 to provide an integrative approach to total health and wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.

Meet Our Founders

Co-Founder
Dr. David Simon was a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body medicine. As a board-certified neurologist and expert in Ayurvedic medicine and other traditional healing arts, he brought a unique perspective to the relationship between mind, emotions... Read More
Co-Founder
Deepak Chopra,M.D., F.A.C.P, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and... Read More

Articles by Deepak Chopra

Whether you are aware of it or not, your feelings have an enormous influence on your every choice and experience. Learn how to tap into the deep intelligence of your feelings and use them as a guide to greater happiness and success.Read More
If you want to make changes in your life in the New Year, you will greatly increase your possibilities for success by focusing on one key element: your own awareness.Read More
If a painful event from your past is keeping you from experiencing happiness and peace in the present, the best gift you can give yourself is an emotional release. Learn a powerful process for releasing old hurts, grievances, and resentments as you expand your consciousness and well-being.Read More

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Articles by David Simon

The greatest contribution we can make to the wellbeing of those in our lives is to have peace in our own hearts. Our state of being broadcasts expansion or contraction to every sentient creature within our midst. When our hearts are filled with gratitude and our minds are brimming with enthusiasm,...Read More
Original article by David Simon Editor’s Note Dr. David Simon co-founded the Chopra Center with Deepak Chopra in 1996 and served as the Center’s Medical Director for many years, seeing patients and teaching courses in meditation, yoga, Ayurveda, and other practices for mind-body health. Early in...Read More
As a talented physician and author, loving father, husband, and dear friend, David shared his unique gifts with the world. Through his dedication and authenticity, he helped so many people go beyond their limited perspective of themselves and reconnect to the love, joy, and peace of their true...Read More

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