Deepak Chopra

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Deepak Chopra Mean?

Deepak Chopra is a medical doctor, author and speaker who is known around the world as a pioneer and an expert in integrative medicine and personal transformation, including mind-body healing and other forms of alternative medicine.

He is the co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, and the founder of the Chopra Foundation, which lists as its mission “to advance the cause of mind/body spiritual healing, education, and research through fund raising for selected projects.”

Chopra has made frequent television appearances and has worked with celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, with whom he developed an audio meditation series called “Hope in Uncertain Times.”


Yogapedia Explains Deepak Chopra

A native of New Delhi, India, Chopra moved to the United States in 1970 to begin a career in traditional Western medicine. The stress of and disenchantment with hospital work, a book about transcendental medicine and a later meeting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi were some of the key influences in his life that changed his focus to alternative methods of healing.

Chopra's list of credentials and plaudits is extensive. In 2008, Time magazine called him a “new age supersage,” and in 1999, named him one of its top 100 heroes of the 20th century. He has authored more than 85 books, including numerous titles on The New York Times' list of best sellers.

He refers to meditation and “contemplative reflections” as starting points to improve the health of body, as well as mind and spirit.

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