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Deepak Chopra and Intent

Deepak Chopra and Intent

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Next for the Gay Rights Movement – Filling the Spiritual Dimension

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It’s taken decades for gay activists to achieve the most basic right that every minority deserves: equality under the law. In principle one might say that the battle has been won, even if some states are dragging their heels and […]

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Is India Having a Crisis of Soul?

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By Deepak Chopra Senior Scientist, the Gallup Organization Jim Clifton CEO, the Gallup Organization When they think of India, many people still have the shining image of it as a rising economy, one of the four most promising in the […]

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9/11: What WILL you do for humanity on this day?

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By Mallika Chopra Today, on 9/11, I will remember honor my role as a mom to nurture my children, the global citizens of tomorrow. What will you do on 9/11? I was 5 months pregnant on 9/11. When the first […]

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Occupy Yourself:Just Capitalism – Be the 100 Percent

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Deepak Chopra discusses his ideas on the next step for the Occupy movement.   www.deepakchopra.com Follow Deepak on Twitter

Is Egypt a Tipping Point or a “Now what?”

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When history decides to shift, people are always looking in the wrong direction. That’s what makes so-called tipping points so unsettling — the experts miss them so often. In the case of Egypt, nobody expected peaceful popular uprisings to topple […]

The Real Policy is “Don’t Talk About It”

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Despite public and military support for overturning Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the legislation which bans openly gay service members, political, military and religious leaders cite a variety of objections to changing the law. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) worries that allowing […]

236 Days – Free the Hikers in Iran

posted by Mallika Chopra

Last year, when Laura Ling and Euna Lee were detained in North Korea, my brother, Gotham and I actively blogged about their story. Laura is one of Gotham’s closest friends, and her detainment was very personal for him. As we […]

A Practical Approach to Talking About Honor Killing

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By Deepak Chopra, Jim Buck and Rinde Pasori Recently, a story appeared in Huffington Post about a 16 year old Turkish girl who was buried alive by her father and grandfather for having talked to boys. The West rightly finds […]

Helping Haiti

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Shah Rukh Shame (By Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Here’s my favorite celebrity encounter story. As residents of LA, on average we see one or two recognizable celebrities a week, most often in the Wholefoods down the street or the Starbucks a few blocks from our house. There are […]

Free At Last – Welcome Home, Laura and Euna! (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Watching Laura Ling and Euna Lee step off the plane this morning seemed like a scene from a movie.  It had all the drama – two young girls, after 140 days in captivity in the rogue nation of North Korea, […]

Thank You – Laura Ling and Euna Lee Pardoned (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

For the last few months, along with a few committed friends and supporters, I have attempted through blogs and articles to keep attention on the situation regarding my close friend Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee who were imprisoned […]

These (agonizing) Days (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

These days, even the good days are pretty bad. This past week, by all objective accounts, I had a great week. Two comic books that I created got picked up to be developed as television shows. I was advised to […]

Can Women Get God on Their Side?

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There’s not much debate about the continuing oppression of women in many, if not most, traditional societies and their modern offshoots. The important question, as the Buddha noted long ago, isn’t why the house is on fire but how to […]

Euna Lee – Still A Mom In Captivity (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

I wanted to share a story about Euna Lee, who along with Laura Ling, has been held in N. Korea for 4 months.  As a mother, the story has been haunting me since I heard it.   It haunts me because I can […]

Michael Jackson and Kim Jong Il (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

The last time I spoke to my friend Michael Jackson was about a month ago, 3 weeks before his shocking death. He had called me late one night to ask about another of my close friends who he had read […]

Laura Ling & Euna Lee – A Foreign Policy Crisis (by Gotham and Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

On the face of it, North Korea’s sentencing yesterday of Laura Ling and Euna Lee to 12 years of hard labor in one of their infamous labor camps is a devastating blow to all of those hoping for their rapid […]

Obama and North Korea – Not too much to ask (By Gotham and Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

For centuries Cairo University in Egypt has been the home to progressive thinkers, provocative activists, and dynamic policy-makers that have had a profound impact on the course of Human history from the days of Cleopatra to Anwar Sadat to President […]

Sign the Petition to Free Laura Ling and Euna Lee (By Gotham and Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Pay attention, please. It matters.  Please take the time to review, contemplate, and sign the following petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/free-euna-and-laura This Thursday, June 4th (Wednesday Night in the US), Laura Ling and Euna Lee, two American journalists will go on trial in […]

What You Can Do For Laura Ling and Euna Lee (By Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

A few years ago, I was sitting on my computer when I received an email from my brother, Gotham Chopra.  I panicked as I read the words.  Gotham was writing from a holding cell beneath an airport in an Islamic […]

The Tragedy of Farmers Suicides in India

posted by Mallika Chopra

Last week, a blog I wrote entitled 1500 Farmers Commit Suicide: A Wake Up Call for Humanity was virally shared online, and was the featured story on the home page of Huffington Post. Referencing a story from The Independent that […]

Why Islam Needs an Apology

posted by dchopra

What’s your reaction to President Obama’s recent statements to the Muslim world that “the United States is not, and never will be, at war with Islam” and that “we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation”? Enough Americans feel bad […]

What the future holds: a blue sweater

posted by dchopra

The future feels uncertain right now, but we may be able to glimpse it through a child’s blue sweater. The child, a little girl, wore the same blue sweater to school every day. She loved it because of the African […]

How to Win Pakistan’s culture war

posted by dchopra

by Deepak Chopra and Salman Ahmad Pakistan is a war zone, but its battle is far more cultural than military. The whole country realizes this fact and is holding its breath, hoping that President Obama will come to the same […]

Danny Boyle and Storytelling (by Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to speak to Danny Boyle, the film-maker behind Slumdog Millionaire (neck and neck my favorite movie of the year with Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler –see them both right now!). What started as […]

Streetchildren in India (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

One of the benefits of the success of Slumdog Millionaire is that it is raising awareness of the plight of children who live in poverty. Personally, I have been approached by many people asking if the scenes in the film […]

We Don’t Need Rick Warren’s Blessing, Or Anyone Else’s

posted by dchopra

Since God didn’t vote for President, why should he get a seat on the inauguration platform? In the midst of controversy over picking Rick Warren to offer an invocation, it’s been overlooked that reality is shifting in America. We are […]

Danny Boyle: Slumdog Millionaire (Gotham Chopra)

posted by Gotham Chopra

Let me start with this disclaimer: I loved the film SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. I’m not the only one. The indie film about a Muslim kid name Jamal Malik from the slums of Mumbai who earns his way through the popular TV […]

Gay Marriage and the Democratic Hazard

posted by dchopra

“Moral hazard” is a phrase more of us know in this era of reckless trading on Wall Street, and now we can apply it to politics. Traders who use other people’s money aren’t exposed to the risk of losing their […]

If Religion Is Power, Women Deserve Their Share

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: The theme of The Women’s Conference 2008 this week is We Empower. Does religion empower women? To get at the question of whether religion empowers women, […]

Same Sex Marriage & Equality for All (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

A few months ago, my two daughters were ring bearers in two of our closest friends wedding ceremony. My girls dressed up in their Indian clothes, thrilled to have the honor of being such VIPs. As our friends recited their […]

When Gray Is the Only Color

posted by dchopra

An article in the Washington Post On Faith section in response to their question: John McCain and Sarah Palin say it’s time to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Do you agree? What is […]

Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds…

posted by dchopra

A Washington Post article by Deepak Chopra in response to their question: The California Supreme Court has overturned that state’s ban on gay marriage. Is marriage a legal right or a sacred rite? Should the state be involved in marriage? […]

To save lives, is it justified to invade Myanmar? (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

Time Magazine asks, Is it Time to Invade Myanmar? With reports of up to 100,000 people dead, and no signs of relief from the after effects of the cyclone, the humanitarian crisis is unraveling. Meanwhile, the government is blocking aid […]

Tibet Isn’t a Buddhist Litmus Test

posted by dchopra

As the violence in Tibet has continued, the Dalai Lama issued a stern statement that he could not align himself with insurrection in his home country. Buddhism rests on several pillars, one of which is nonviolence. Tibet quickly became a […]

4000 (by Mallika Chopra)

posted by Mallika Chopra

4000 US soldiers dead. The number of Iraqi’s – citizens, children – not even quantified. I challenge you to type the numbers… I almost gave up at 282, thinking this is a waste of time, then reminded myself that each […]

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  By Deepak Chopra, MD and Ruth E. Kastner, PhD   If you ask a scientist to talk about quantum mechanics, it’s predictable that the first thing he or she is likely to say is that this is the most successful theory in the ...

posted 11:08:03am Jun. 29, 2015 | read full post »

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  Do you love yourself just as you are? The way that people answer this question reveals a great deal about their upbringing. Well-loved children absorb from their parents a sense of self-worth that lasts a lifetime. But receiving mixed ...

posted 5:59:38am Jun. 22, 2015 | read full post »

The Health Benefits of Practicing Compassion
  Compassion is changing before our eyes. A religious concept associated with Jesus and Buddha (known as “the Compassionate One”) is being researched today through brain scans and positive psychology. In positive psychology your aim ...

posted 11:37:21am Jun. 15, 2015 | read full post »

How to Overcome the Fear of Death--Two Possibilities
The fear of death always comes at or near the top of people's worst fears. Some psychologists believe that this is such a potent fear, we push it down into the subconscious in order to avoid it. Yet from its hiding place the fear remains active, ...

posted 10:10:56am Jun. 08, 2015 | read full post »

Why "Intelligent" Computers Are Dumber Than Your Ten-Year-Old
A mounting fear that science fiction may turn into reality came to light recently. Three brilliant physicists (Stephen Hawking, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek) joined with a noted computer scientist (Stuart Russell) to worry in public about what ...

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