Loyola Marymount University’s Center for Religion and Spirituality and the Doshi family honored Deepak Chopra Tuesday, October 18, for his “dedication to fostering understanding between Western medicine and natural healing traditions” with LMU’s first Doshi Family Bridgebuilder Award.
Established by Navin and Pratima Doshi, the award recognizes the achievements of “those people whose work connects seemingly opposing disciplines, systems of knowledge or methodologies.”
It will be given annually to individuals who take this sort of an interdisciplinary approach to their work.
Chopra has authored more than 36 books and 100 audio, video and CD-ROM titles, which have been translated into 35 languages and have sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Along with Nobel Peace Laureates Oscar Arias, Betty Williams and others, he is a founding director of the Alliance for the New Humanity. The Alliance is committed to creating a critical mass of consciousness in the world for social justice, economical freedom, ecological balance and conflict resolution.
The mission of The Chopra Center is to bridge “the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east” through public seminars and workshops and training for health care professionals around the world.
Chopra is also a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.As part of LMU Extension, the Center serves the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, other local churches, religious groups and the general public through the development of diverse programs related to religion and spirituality, faith and justice. In collaboration with LMU’s Theological Studies department and other departments and divisions of the university, the center sponsors a variety of continuing education courses, certificate programs, lecture series, summer institutes and special events. For more information visit: extension.lmu.edu/religion