Deepak Chopra & the Chopra Center for Wellbeing

Deepak Chopra, M.D. and the late David Simon M.D. founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in 1996. Though it found itself in a variety of locations when it first began, it eventually blossomed at its current home in Southern California at the La Costa Spa.

The philosophy of the Chopra Center is based upon the principles and practices of holistic and alternative medicine from around the world, integrating the best of western medicine and natural healing traditions of the East such as Ayurveda and Meditation.

Sarah McLean, director of the McLean Meditation Institute in Sedona, Arizona worked with Deepak Chopra for eight years. She wasthe education director for the Chopra Center and one of the first certified instructors in Perfect Health, a course on mind body health using the wisdom of Ayurveda, and Primordial Sound Meditation.

The Chopra Center offers physical mind/body healing programs such as Perfect Heath, Journey into Healing, and medical consultations. It also offers programs for emotional wellbeing such as Healing the Heart and Balancing the Body, and programs to encourage spiritual awakening such as Seduction of Spirit, Seduction of Silence, Perfect Health, and Spiritual Solutions.

To find out how you can attend these and other Chopra Center programs (and receive a reduced rate) contact program consultant Gabrielle Forleo. Tell her Sarah McLean of McLean Meditation referred you and she’ll give you the best rate to attend any of these programs. Her number is: 760-494-1696 or 888-424-6772 (x1696).

Deepak Chopra, M.D.: a world leader in the field of mind body medicine

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Deepak Chopra, MD, is one of the best known and widely respected leaders in the field of mind/body medicine in the world today.

Integrating the ancient Indian science of Ayurveda with traditional Western medicine and with recent discoveries in the field of quantum physics, he forged a holistic approach to healing that has become enormously popular.

His first book, “Creating Health” was published in 1986. That was the start of his promotion of the idea of the interconnection between mind and body, advocating meditation and self-awareness as primary factors in both illness and healing.

Those themes were expanded upon in his book “Quantum Healing” (1989), where he examined the mysterious phenomenon of spontaneous healing of cancer. Here he introduced quantum physics as a means of understanding the mind-body connection, arguing — as he would in many other books — that consciousness is the basic foundation of nature and the universe.

Chopra authored the first widely read book on Ayurveda, the traditional system of Indian medicine in his book Perfect Health” (1991). Besides outlining the Ayurvedic concept of body types which are also called doshas, or prakriti, Chopra emphasizes that the roots of this healing are in creating a holistic balance of mind and body, spirit and environment. The Chopra Center and instructors around the world are now certified to teach the Ayurvedic lifestyle course based on this book called Perfect Health.  Read on…

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