An experience of deep silence

Deepak Chopra shares, for the first time publicly, the true reasons behind his decision to cut off ties with his guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Also, a very interesting fact on how the Maharishi 'walked into his death'. And finally, why he connects with geniuses like MJ, Lady Gaga and Oprah.


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Deepak Chopra

NYT best selling wellness author

New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine.

He is the Founder and Chairman of the Chopra Foundation, Founder and co-Chairman of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California and a Gallup Senior Scientist.

He regularly mentors corporate and political leaders through his “Soul of Leadership” workshops. Chopra is the recipient of the 2010 Goi Peace Award and numerous other international awards. Time Magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.”

UNTOLD STORY: In 2010, Deepak spent two weeks of silent retreat in Thailand as an ordained Buddhist monk, which included begging for food with a begging bowl and understanding and embracing impermanence and awareness of one’s own death.

BOOKS: Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul; Chopra has written more than 55 books. His books have been translated into 35 languages and sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.


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uday Pasricha

Now we await (or need to push) Dr Chopra to give his time to create at least a few followers in the student/shishya sense (he already has tens of millions of fans) who can learn/be taught to continue his unique legacy based on the very special skill he has. cannot even describe it BUT one must. So in poor english i think it is the "ability to articulate the connection between ancient wisdom, ancient sciences and modern science so that it makes sense to NON SCIENTIFIC MODERN YOUNG MINDS, and importantly acceptable to MODERN SCIENTISTS. There will always be vituperative detractors but that implies that some guarded cage of incomplete knowledge is being rattled. Any opposition also shows that his thinking is being taken seriously. Don't know what this skill is or should be called "transliteration"?? but better if Dr Chopra can define it, give it a name and then it needs to be a "course in college". Its getting tougher to express the abstract in application terms and specially In this non linear world where only subjective issues are the ones that create social movement and even commercial added value. This skill is almost absent. I will wait to enroll my son for that course just for application in management (and life) NOT philosophy or neurology.

Sen Vel

Thanks lot bringing out lot of background about DrC and others. Appreciate DrC being very honest and open. Keep up the great work Laxmi.

Elan Sun Star

Deepak is something of A Divne Synthesis. He truly embodies a comprehensive experiential background and blends science and spirit in such a unique manner. his stories about Krishnamurti are heart warming as i used to dialog with krishnamurti . his weaving of Science and consciousness living is unique. And yes it does need to be taught as a credit course in a sense. This interview here is so good Many stories that demondstrate that Deepak is a literal "phenomena"..his new book coming out in nov with Dr Rudy Tanzi should be very very good,

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