Deepak Chopra & Rachel Roy Create New Line of Jewelry & T-Shirts

Deepak Chopra is teaming up with fashion designer Rachel Roy to collaborate on a new line of jewelry, which will benefit his Urban Yogi Initiative, which teaches at-risk youths an updated take on yoga, incorporating modern-day hip-hop into the mix, according to a report.

“Fashion represents the zeitgeist of our culture,” Chopra told us Web site a luncheon to celebrate the collection’s launch. “I’ve always been interested in fashion and how it’s becoming hybridized right now with different cultures coming together to make fusion fashions.”

Chopra and Roy met via Twitter when she tweeted to him asking if they could collaborate. “He asked me, ‘What can I do for you?’ and I said that I didn’t quite know what he could do for me but, ‘What I would like to do is create a product [together] and wherever you want the proceeds to go, they’ll go,’” Roy told

The new line features fine jewelry and t-shirts selling on Roy’s Web site and AHALife Web site. And pieces are already selling out!

Deepak Chopra’s Sages and Scientists Symposium Addresses Future Evolution

Deepak Chopra’s “Chopra Foundation” will bring together leaders in both science and spirituality to explore responsible leadership, environmental sustainability, peace, justice, world transformation, economic challenges and more in the Third Annual International Sages and Scientists Symposium, being held March 3-5, 2012, at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

The event will address some of the most urgent questions facing our future evolution, including:

  • Are we in the midst of a major paradigm shift in science?
  • Is there an ultimate reality?
  • Does consciousness conceive, govern, construct and become the physical universe?
  • Is the universe becoming self aware in the human nervous system?
  • Is the next stage of human development conscious evolution?
  • Do we have the ability to influence the future evolution of the cosmos?
  • How does our understanding of consciousness as pure potentiality enhance our capacity for intuition, creativity, conscious choice making, healing, and the awakening of dormant potentials such as non-local communication and non-local sensory experience?
  • How does our understanding of consciousness also enhance our capacity for total well being—physical, emotional, spiritual, social, community, financial and ecological)?

“If you find the above questions intriguing, you are most welcome to join me and my colleagues in deep dialogue about our emerging future,” said Deepak Chopra, founder of the Chopra Foundation. “Everything will be examined from the perspectives of both sages and scientists with the shared goal of finding common ground. At the end of the symposium, we will summarize the current understanding of the issues that deeply affect all of us at the core of our being. We aim to propel scientific investigation and research in the areas of consciousness.”

The distinguished speakers list includes some of the top minds in science and spirituality, such as President Vicente Fox; Nancy Abrams, J.D.; Renata Black; Rinaldo Brutoco, J.D.; Deepak Chopra, MD; Gotham Chopra; Mallika Chopra; Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D; Carlos Dominguez; Kamran Elahian; Elissa Epel, PhD; Stuart Hameroff, MD; J. Ivy; and Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.

The Chopra Foundation is requesting a donation of $1,995 – $1,000 of which is tax deductible – for general participation, after which registration will be complimentary. Contributions to the Symposium will be used to support collaborative research on the realization of consciousness, carry on the Foundation’s other charitable work, and pay expenses for the program.

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