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

Learning to cope during a crisis has been vividly brought to mind for everyone in the pandemic. A time of unrest and anxiety brings out the stress response, and we all need to know how to deal with this.Read More
Originally published by SF Gate. Self-care should be uppermost in our minds during the COVID-19 crisis, for several urgent reasons. Self-care returns a sense of control over your own life. It gives you an integrative approach to mind and body. It aligns you with the best knowledge currently...Read More
During a crisis that only deepens over time, some choices become clearer than they are in normal times. The choice I’d like to present today is between thinking and awareness. Thinking is active, and we spend our lives caught up in mental activity in the form of thoughts, sensations, and feelings...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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