Deepak Chopra
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"Deepak Chopra" is an American bestselling author and public speaker. He is a prominent alternative medicine advocate and a promoter of increasingly Spiritual but not religious/popular forms of spirituality, for instance having been described in the New York Times as a "controversial New Age/New-Age guru". Through his books and videos, he has become one of the best-known and wealthiest figures in the holistic-health movement.

Chopra obtained a medical degree in India before emigrating in 1970 to the United States. As a physician he specialized in endocrinology and became Chief of Staff at the New England Memorial Hospital (NEMH). In the 1980s he began to practice transcendental meditation (TM). In 1985 resigned his position at NEMH to establish the Maharishi Vedic Approach to Health/Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center. Chopra left the TM movement in 1994 and founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He gained a following after his interview on the The Oprah Winfrey Show regarding his books in the 1990s.

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