Chopra Center Co-Founder Dr. David Simon Passes Away

Chopra Center co-founder David Simon, M.D. passed away at home today, January 31, 2012, surrounded by his family, according to press release by The Chopra Center.

Known for his pioneering work in the field of mind-body medicine, David Simon, M.D. played a key role in bringing the healing practices of meditation, yoga and Ayurveda into the mainstream medical world and to countless people throughout the globe.

The Chopra Center staff and friends throughout the world expressed their sorrow at the news, responding with an outpouring of love on a special Web site,  created for the community to share  their stories and celebrate the life of a man who touched so many lives.

“David has been my friend, partner, teacher, trusted colleague,
and younger brother for more than twenty years,” said Deepak Chopra, a longtime medical colleague and friend who co-founded the Chopra Center for Wellbeing with Simon in 1996. “He has touched my heart, influenced the way I think, and expanded my spirit. David approached life from a place of pure potentiality and unlimited possibilities. His wisdom, courage and love will continue to inspire all of us for decades to come.”

Dr. Simon is the author of many best-selling books on health and well-being, including “Free to Love, Free to Heal: Heal Your Body by Healing Your Emotions,” “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga Guidebook,” “Return to Wholeness: Embracing Body, Mind, and Spirit in the Face of Cancer,” “The Wisdom of Healing; Vital Energy,” and “The Ten Commitments: Translating Good Intentions into Great Choices.”

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to support Glioblastoma Cancer Research at U.C. San Diego.

Please visit the Remembering David Web site for the mailing
address or to make an online donation.