VIDEO: Jean Houston Joins Deepak Chopra to Teach Master Course “Summoning the Sacred”

This December 11–15 at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, Calif., best-selling authors and spiritual teachers ― Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston ― will lead the “Summoning the Sacred” course, an experiential 4-day course drawing on the power of the world’s wisdom traditions, myths, archetypes, and other timeless tools for creating a life of purpose, joy and true success, according to the Chopra Center.

“In our fast-paced modern lives, many of us are working harder than ever, and even when we achieve a degree of material success, we still may feel a deep void or emptiness – a longing to belong, to create, to express ourselves, to make a difference, and to feel connected to a higher experience of reality or spirituality,” said Chopra. “My colleague Jean Houston and I created the Summoning the Sacred course to help people find a deeper purpose, creativity, joy and peace in their lives through the power of myths. Far from being old tales, myths are the collective story of what our lives mean.”

This December at Summoning the Sacred, participants will:

– Learn archetypes to support and guide them towards actualizing dreams and wishes

– Identify thier own “Hero’s Journey” as a vehicle for personal transformation

– Advance or begin yoga and pranayama (breathing) practices

– Learn or deepen the practice of Primordial Sound Meditation

– Practice a special, chakra-centered yoga designed specifically for the course

-Develop greater awareness, inner peace and balance in life

“As Jean, who is one of the world’s recognized authorities in mythology, says, myths are codes and roads and maps. Where we wind up on life’s journey depends upon the map we carry with us, which is why it’s so important to understand our own myths and personal archetypes – and use them to awaken to deeper meaning and fulfillment,” Chopra said.

For more information or to register for Summoning the Sacred, call 888.736.6895 or visit

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VIDEO: Deepak Chopra & Eckhart Tolle to Teach Seduction of Spirit Retreat

Seduction of the Spirit is the Chopra Center’s signature meditation and yoga retreat, and this April 21−27, 2013, the theme is “Inspire Your Life,” and the teachers will include Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. It will take place at the Chopra Center’s La Costa Resort & Spa location in Carlsbad, Calif.

Throughout the week, participants will be guided in practices of deep meditation, yoga, and other tools for moving beyond limiting beliefs into higher states of awareness and new possibilities, according to the Chopra Center.

“Seduction of Spirit has been one of our most popular retreats for many years, allowing people to step away from life’s daily demands and gain fresh perspective on who they are, what they really want, and how they want to use their unique gifts and talents to contribute to their families and to the world,” said Deepak Chopra, co-founder of The Chopra Center. “We are very excited about the upcoming Seduction of Spirit and the special guests who will be sharing their wisdom, inspiration, and practical insights. It’s going to be an unforgettable and life-changing experience.”

Seating is limited, and early bird rates are available. Seduction of Spirit guests are eligible to receive special resort rates that can be extended before after the event so that they can stay and enjoy the many local attractions and activities that the San Diego area offers.

Other guest speakers include:

● Janine Shepherd, a former championship skier and Olympic contender who was told she would never walk again after a near-fatal accident. Through determination and one-pointed intention, she overcame the grim medical prognosis to become a commercial pilot, aerobatics instructor, and international speaker and best-selling author

● Anita Moorjani, a New York Times best-selling author whose remarkable NDE (near-death experience) and subsequent healing from end-stage cancer is one of the most amazing cases ever recorded

● Robyn Benincasa, a professional adventure racer who inspires people to do amazing things like climb Mount Kilimanjaro, run their first triathlon, start their own adventure racing teams, or launch their own business

● Dr. Ken Druck, an inspirational leader, speaker, and life coach who founded the Jenna Druck Center in 1996 after the death of his eldest daughter. To date, the Center has directly helped more than 7,500 bereaved families through its Families Helping Families program and trained more than 15,000 young women through the Spirit of Leadership program.

For more information, see the below video, call (888) 736-6895, or visit

The Chopra Center Takes “Seduction of Spirit” Meditation and Yoga Retreat to Chicago

For the first time ever, the Chopra Center for Wellbeing is bringing its signature meditation and yoga retreat – Seduction of Spirit – to Chicago, July 9-15, 2012, where co-founder Dr. Deepak Chopra, master Chopra Center instructors, and renowned guest teacher and author Mike Dooley will guide participants in a week of deep meditation, yoga for body-centered restful awareness, and other life-transforming mindfulness practices.

It will take place at Eaglewood Resort in Spa, in Itasca. Special pricing on the all-inclusive packages for the event and accommodations ends on May 30.

The theme of the retreat is “Your Pathway to Happiness,” and throughout the week there will be special sessions and activities focused on moving beyond obstacles and creating a life of authentic fulfillment, purpose and joy.

“Life today is fast-paced and full of distractions, and many people have lost their connection to their most reliable guide to happiness and well-being – their own intuition and inner clarity,” said Deepak Chopra. “At the Chopra Center, we created Seduction of Spirit as a retreat where people could slow down, immerse themselves in present moment awareness, and learn time-proven tools for reconnecting to their deepest self.”

The retreat is designed for anyone who wants to begin or deepen their practice of meditation, yoga, and other practices for releasing stress and opening to new levels of awareness, inner calm, and joy. The retreat features:

– Instruction by Deepak in an advanced meditation sutra practice

– Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga classes led by Chopra Yoga–Vancouver Director, Danielle Mika Nagel

– Instruction in Primordial Sound Meditation and your personal mantra

– Interactive sessions with Mike Dooley, a renowned teacher and author of Notes from the Universe

– Daily exploration of the Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

– Time for self-reflection and rejuvenation

The Chopra Center Introduces Silent Retreat

For those practicing Primordial Sound Meditation, taught at The Chopra Center, and want to take the practice to a deeper level, a new retreat is now available called “Silent Awakenings: An Inward Journey Inspired by Dr. David Simon.”

Set for September 4-8, 2012, at Asilomar Retreat Center in Monterey Bay, Calif., “Silent Awakenings” offers participants the chance to go beyond their regular meditation practice and extend the experience of silence and contemplation to help them “dive deeper and in turn be more present” in their lives, according to The Chopra Center.

“In our dynamic, goal-oriented world, we don’t usually spend much time or attention cultivating silence, but it has been my experience that learning to surrender to this quality of awareness nurtures all aspects of life – including our environment, our body, our relationships, our creative expression, our heart and soul,” said Simon.

The new retreat will be hosted by Dr. Deepak Chopra, Brent BecVar and Amanda Ringnalda. Each day, participants will be guided in Primordial Sound Meditation, yoga, walking meditations and journaling.

Pricing includes 5 days, 6 nights accommodations at Asilomar; three meals each day; guided Primordial Sound Meditation; daily yoga; journaling and guided nature walks; and evening meditation and community gatherings known as satsangs.

See below for a video of Asilomar, and for more information on the retreat, visit