The Health Benefits of Meditation and Vacation
Perspectives in Philanthropy: Meaningful Meditation
Deepak Chopra delivered the keynote at Morgan Stanley’s Social Impact Exchange this past June. Please enjoy reading the latest edition of “Perspectives in Philanthropy” which includes the article, Meaningful Meditation (Pages 6-7) highlighting meditation and not for profits, The Chopra Foundation and Just Capital.
“Entrepreneurs are the creative minds behind some of the world’s most innovative and transformational ideas. Social entrepreneurs are a growing cohort amongst them and the impact these individuals have on society can be profound. For example, Deepak Chopra has worked to prevent youth violence by teaching the concepts of mindfulness and wellbeing to adolescents so they can help mitigate the risk of dangerous situations escalating to violence.”
“The Chopra Foundation is dedicated to the future of wellbeing for the entire global community through our commitment to helping to create a more peaceful, just, sustainable, happier and healthy world,” said Deepak Chopra, Founder and Chairman of the Chopra Foundation. “We are devoted to the development of youth through leadership programs that teach conscious lifestyle choices to dynamically reduce crime and violence. Additionally, we have partnered with Food for Education which sends 1.3 million children to school while providing a daily meal as an incentive for receiving an education.”
How to Get Back Your Personal Power
By Deepak Chopra, MD
There are many ways in modern life to feel powerless, as the world seems increasingly dangerous. None of us can change the evening news, but we can regain the personal power that is undermined by stress, a sense of threat, and loss of control. In fact, without being in control, a person is more susceptible to depression and anxiety, two disorders that exist in epidemic numbers in this society. Unfortunately, the social trends that drain away personal power only grow stronger. Therefore, it’s crucial to find a way to limit that feeling in your day-to-day life. As a start, let’s clarify what power isn’t. It isn’t a force that you use like a weapon to get your own way. It isn’t suppressing what you don’t like about yourself and achieving a perfect ideal that doesn’t exist in the first place. It isn’t money, status, possessions, or any other material surrogate. There are countless people sitting in the lap of luxury who feel even more powerless than the average person. This is so because the issues of power are all “in here,” where you relate to yourself. Now we can address the five things that do limit—or even undo—that feeling of powerlessness.
The Conversation at Deepak Homebase
Please join the Satsangh with Deepak Chopra and Eddie Stern on the Deeper Meaning of Yoga at Deepak Homebase
7:00 pm, Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Panel on the Nature of Fundamental Reality moderated by Deepak Chopra
A panel with Edward Frenkel, Bernardo Kastrup, Menas Kafatos, Julia Mossbridge and facilitated by Deepak Chopra.