Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Co-Founder

Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P.  is the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a clinical professor in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department at the University of California, San Diego.

He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His recent books include You Are the Universe, co-authored with Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.; and Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated): Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine. Learn more at www.deepakchopra.com.

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Discover the Most Effective Way to Dissolve Your Problems and Live Fully (Hint: It’s not your problems that have to shrink; it’s your consciousness that must be expanded.) Somehow life always manages to dish out difficult problems. It doesn’t matter who you are. How you meet your challenges does...Program Info
Deepak and the Chopra Center family share a program that will improve your health, connect you with your purpose, and create greater balance, wellbeing, and transformation in your life.Program Info

Articles by Deepak Chopra

Daily meditation sits at the heart of an optimized lifestyle. Its beneficial effects have been known for decades, yet it’s still difficult to make it a habit. How can you make daily meditation easier to adopt?Read More
One aspect of life that can feel hard to deal with are thoughts you don’t want to have., especially when they are attached to emotions. Let’s consider the whole spectrum from useless thoughts that are just a nuisance to thoughts that impair your quality of life—and how to end them.Read More
Most of us were taught that to stay healthy, we need to avoid bacteria, viruses, and other microbes. However, we’re finding that the real key to perfect health lies in maintaining a healthy, resilient collection of microbes in our gut. Find out how to build and maintain your microbiome to live your healthiest life.Read More
Your future health is not predetermined by your genes but it is overwhelmingly shaped by the choices you make every day. Here are a few simple, practical changes you can make that can help reduce your risk of disease as you fulfill your deepest potential for health and happiness.Read More
To have more energy today is very desirable but having abundant energy for life should be your highest goal. By going to the source as your first and highest priority, you are tapping into pure consciousness, which has infinite energy, intelligence, wonder, and joy. Here’s how.Read More
Let spring's awakening inspire you to renew yourself and shed the past. Here are three phases to fully awaken yourself by inviting springtime into your life.Read More
Chronic stress can take an enormous toll on your happiness and health, leading to an increased risk of many diseases. Meditation is a powerful way to release stress and stay centered in the face of life’s inevitable upsets. Discover seven ways that meditation can help you let go of stress and experience the healing benefits of deep rest.Read More
The eternal feminine side isn’t restricted to just women—it’s a part of everyone’s wholeness, and when it is ignored, distorted or wounded, it can have devastating effects. Here are some ways to help you nurture your feminine side of wholeness.Read More
From a whole-system perspective, coping with weight means coping with how your entire life is going. If you have struggled with weight gain, you may be experiencing too much negative input on a daily basis. Here are some ways to insert more positivity into your life so food is no longer a coping mechanism.Read More
You could say the epidemic to modern life is stress. Here are some conscious coping mechanisms for managing everyday stress.Read More
Inflammation has always been a medical mystery, but now it has become an enemy of long-term health. Learn about the Do's and Don’ts of eating when it comes to setting up an anti-inflammatory diet.Read More
Medical errors are estimated to cause up to 440,000 deaths per year in U.S. hospitals alone. Take these lessons in being your own medical advocate to make sure you’re getting the best care for your health needs.Read More
The most difficult season for many people is winter. But despite the cold temperatures, seasonal colds and flus, and intermittent weather, winter is an opportunity for dosha balance and inner growth. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of this season.Read More
Here are a few guidelines to create your own three-day detox that can facilitate your body’s release of toxins, optimize your body’s detoxification pathways, and reverse some of the effects of chronic stress.Read More
Getting enough restful sleep is vital to staying healthy and preventing many chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and some kinds of cancer. Find out if you’re getting enough sleep and what you can do to get the deep rest you need.Read More
Making a New Year’s resolution is an optimistic way to look forward, and millions of people follow the custom. Studies have shown that fewer than 20 percent of New Year’s resolutions are followed through, and then for only a limited time. But that moment of optimism is valuable, and you should take...Read More
To answer “Who am I?” requires you to separate illusion from reality, your constructed self from your true self. Read how to get started.Read More
The holidays can box you into old conditioning and patterns of behavior that may make you feel stuck, stressed, and overwhelmed. Read how you can feel calm and manage stress by renewing yourself and exploring the creative side of your consciousness.Read More
As meditation gains in popularity, there may be some confusion about its benefits and meaning. There are three dimensions to meditation: physical, mental, and spiritual—and they each have benefits as to why you should begin a meditation practice.Read More
Most people are uncomfortable being out of control—a state that produces anxiety, uncertainty, confusion, panic, and loss of self-confidence. Read how you can stay in control naturally through present-moment awareness.Read More
There has been a pivotal shift in our collective attitude toward cancer, and for good reason. A healing lifestyle that includes meditation, dietary changes, and a more serious approach to stress is key.Read More
We all have an inner and outer world; how do we tune into the inner self to stay balanced and calm amid the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Find out.Read More
The next time you find yourself at airport—filled with anxiety, anger, or frustration—try these stress-releasing techniques to bring relaxation and a sense of control instead of tension and a feeling of helplessness.Read More
Heavy thoughts don’t have to cloud your day. Here are some tips for how to lift yourself out of them.Read More
Spring can be a time of total renewal, beginning with spring cleaning on the inside. Here are five ways you can bring the qualities of spring into your life, starting with your body and mind.Read More
Forgiveness can be difficult to achieve, especially toward those closest to you who you feel have wronged you. Here is a step-by-step guide to practicing genuine forgiveness.Read More
Faith is an open door, and once you cross the threshold, real spiritual knowledge will reveal itself. Read how God becomes real as you come closer to your own source of pure consciousness.Read More
Using self-awareness is the key to changing your core beliefs, and self-awareness expands through your meditation practice. Here are some tips to create positive, pure core beliefs that resonate with who you are.Read More
This year, focus your New Year’s resolutions on inner change and growth through practicing appreciation, acceptance, and non-resistance. Here’s how.Read More
Positive lifestyle changes—meditation, stress reduction, good sleep, a balanced diet, moderate exercise—have a beneficial effect all the way down to the genetic level. For this New Year, try these lifestyle changes that are not only good for you, but good for your genetic future.Read More
The best way to get what you really want out of life is to constantly adapt to the present and revise and raise your expectations. Here’s how.Read More
The link between holidays and holy days has become fragile in our society. But you can bypass the stress that mounts for many people during this season to fashion your own holiday spirit. The words that get tossed around—joy, peace, Thanksgiving—will only have meaning if you fill them with meaning...Read More
Don't let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, get into the holiday spirit by practicing a meditation inviting giving, gratitude, and grace.Read More
It’s difficult to believe in spiritual abundance and infinite possibilities when you are worried about money and career. But the spiritual life is the best way to achieve any kind of success, and you should start by prioritizing consciousness over everything else. Here’s how.Read More
Modern life works against sleep and its restorative powers. Instead of taking over-the-counter or prescription sleep aids, which force an unnatural state of sleep, try putting into daily practice these five habits for restful sleep.Read More
How do you make a dream come true? The answer involves committing to intention and surrendering to an outcome.Read More
Thanks to a growing body of genetic research, we now know that genes are not our destiny. While we can’t alter the structure of our genes or the sequence of our DNA, we can influence the activity of our genes to create good health and well-being. Here are six of the most important steps you can take to become the author of your biological destiny.Read More
If you look at your own life, where do you stand with your expectations? If you are seeing yourself in terms of money, possessions, status, and career success, you are selling yourself short—your inner potential still needs to be awakened.Read More
Ever contemplate how the universe began and what it's made of? Discover what researchers are uncovering about our universe and what's still unknown in this Q & A with Joel Primack and Deepak Chopra.Read More
How do you remain secure in a world filled with uncertainty? It starts with regaining control from the inside out.Read More
There’s a path to unconditional love, as with any spiritual aspiration, and on this path success depends on allowing the goal to unfold naturally. Here are a seven steps that can take you to more love than you have in your life today.Read More
Whether you struggle due to finances, a controlling spouse, or the pressures at work, it’s crucial to find a way to feel secure in your day-to-day life. Here are five ways you can feel less vulnerable and increase your sense of self-worth.Read More
Inner turmoil can be a great source of pain and suffering, leaving you feeling helpless. The best strategy to escaping inner turmoil is to support your mind in what it wants to do in the first place, which is to be calm. Here’s how.Read More
Bringing abundance into your life is more than a game of chance—it’s about creating the life you want. Here are some guidelines for actively creating abundance.Read More
If you’re looking to create peace all around you, try these seven daily habits for developing peace consciousness.Read More
The work you do can be challenging, and your day can become even more stressful if you experience frustration with coworkers. Here are seven ways you can transcend your stressors and develop inner peace in the workplace—which can enhance your work relationships and help others cultivate peace, too.Read More
Creating and maintaining inner peace can be challenging. Here are four goals that can help you develop and live in a consistent zone of peace.Read More
Evolution is a natural force. We see it working on our planet as the evolution of life, but there is also the force of cosmic evolution. Find out how you use both kinds of evolution to help you reach your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual goals.Read More
You may have a basic understanding of the seven chakras—but do you know how to benefit from them? Here is an overview of what each chakra stands for, and three practical ways you can use this information to enhance your life.Read More
These days, it's easy to feel fearful about what is going on in the world now or what could happen next. Ultimately, fear can undermine your sense of security and your ability to reach your full potential. Here are five ways to help you combat that fear and return to a feeling of safety.Read More

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