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Deepak Chopra

MD, founder of the Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global

Photo of Deepak Chopra, photo credit Michael Allen


Deepak Chopra, MD, founder of the Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. Chopra is a clinical professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California, San Diego, and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of more than 90 books translated into 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Time magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”

Scheduled Appearances

Spiritual Rx for Mental Health

Crosscut Festival 2023
Fri May 5, 2023 | 11:00am

In Chopra's new book, Living in the Light, he says that yoga is more than just physical exercise; it's a holistic approach to well-being that includes the body, mind, and spirit. He argues that we are all connected to the universe and that we have the power to create our own reality through our thoughts and beliefs. He joins us to explore how his approach fits in the modern world.


Photo of Deepak Chopra, photo credit Michael Allen
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Featuring: Deepak Chopra, Amna Nawaz

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About the Festival

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival brings together journalists, newsmakers, and innovators from around the country to talk about the issues that are animating our cultural conversations. The festival includes live recordings of television and podcasts from The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Slate, Pushkin, NPR and PBS; as well as community meetups, meet-and-greets, food trucks, DJs, and more.

The Cascade PBS Ideas Festival will take place May 4, 2024, at the Amazon Meeting Center, 2031 Seventh Ave. Seattle, WA 98121.

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