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Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The Chopra Center for Well Being in California in 1996, Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions, in both conventional and complementary healing arts.Chopra's work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness.Chopra is known as the prolific author of over 50 books, more than 100 audio, video and CDROM titles which have been translated into 35 languages with over 20 million copies sold worldwide. His book, Peace Is the Way (Harmony Books) won the Quill Awards and The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of your Life was awarded the Nautilus Award. Some of his bestsellers include Life After Death: The Burden of Proof; Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment; The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence; How to Know God: The Souls Journey into the Mystery of Mysteries; Perfect Health; Ageless Body, Timeless Mind; The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Grow Younger, Live Longer: 10 Steps to Reverse Aging and The Path to Love. Chopra has published numerous books focusing on health issues that include Magical Beginnings, Enchanted Lives: A Holistic Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth; The Chopra Center Herbal Handbook: Forty Natural Prescriptions for Perfect Health; Perfect Weight: The Complete Mind / Body Program For Achieving and Maintaining Your Ideal Weight; Restful Sleep: The Complete Mind / Body Program For Overcoming Insomnia; Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind / Body Medicine and Creating Health. Popular audio books and CDROMS include Magical Mind, Magical Body; The Higher Self; Journey to the Boundless; and The Wisdom Within.Many know him from his regular work with PBS, which includes The Soul of Healing: Body, Mind, and Soul, Body, Mind and Soul: The Mystery and The Magic, one of the most highly viewed and successful fundraisers in the history of the network; and The Way of the Wizard, Alchemy and The Crystal Cave.Chopras Wellness Radio airs weekly on Sirius Stars, Channel 102 which focuses on the areas of success, love, sexuality, relationships, well being, and spirituality. His hope is to reach a critical mass of people with a message of self development and personal and social transformation.Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums. As the keynote speaker, he appeared at the inauguration of the State of the World Forum, hosted by Mikhail Gorbachev and the Peace and Human Progress Foundation, founded by the former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace prizewinner Oscar Arias. Esquire Magazine designated him as one of the top ten motivational speakers in the country; and in 1995, he joined the distinguished company of President Nelson Mandela, Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Tom Peters and Garrison Keillor as a recipient of the Toastmasters International Top Five Outstanding Speakers award. He participates annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Chopra has been a keynote speaker at several academic institutions including Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Business School, and serves as an Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management.He is the recipient of the Einstein Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy as well was awarded the 2006 Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. Along with Nobel Peace Laureates Oscar Arias, Betty Williams and others, Deepak Chopra is a founding director and the President of the Alliance for a New Humanity. The Alliance for a New Humanity is committed to creating a critical mass of consciousness in the world for social justice, economical freedom, ecological balance and conflict resolution. Chopra joined The Gallup Organization as a Senior Scientist in 2005. He regularly mentors corporate and political leaders through his Soul of Leadership workshops.Through The Chopra Center, Dr. Chopra is revolutionizing common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit, and healing. His mission of bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east remains his thrust as he and his colleagues conduct public seminars and workshops and provide training for health care professionals around the world. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.