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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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