The Goi Peace Award selection committee has bestowed the 2010 Goi Peace Award on Deepak Chopra, M.D., a world authority in the field of mind-body medicine, in recognition of his visionary leadership in promoting global peace and well being through human empowerment.
The annual Goi Peace Award honors individuals and organizations in various fields that have made outstanding contributions toward the realization of a peaceful and harmonious world for all life on earth. Dr. Chopra received the award at a ceremony during the Goi Peace Foundation Forum 2010 held at Yomiuri Hall in Tokyo on November 7, 2010.
“With his deep wisdom and wide outreach, Dr. Chopra has guided many people around the world toward understanding their true nature and achieving health and happiness in their lives. His initiative to inspire each of us to walk the way of peace is helping to create a critical mass of awakened global citizens that will facilitate the transformation of our cultures,” said Hiroo Saionji, president of the Goi Peace Foundation.
Dr. Chopra is the Founder and Chairman of the Chopra Foundation, dedicated to improving health and well being, cultivating spiritual knowledge, expanding consciousness, and promoting world peace. The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California, which he founded in 1996, offers various programs that integrate the healing arts of the East with the best in modern Western medicine.
Dr. Chopra is the author of over 55 books published in more than 85 languages, with numerous best sellers on mind-body health, spirituality, and peace, including Peace Is the Way, which won the Quill Award, and The Book of Secrets, which was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards. He is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars, and a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith.
Dr. Chopra's popularity as an international presenter and keynote speaker is exemplified in an impressive list of honorariums, including the Einstein Award through Albert Einstein College of Medicine in collaboration with the American Journal of Psychotherapy. He participates annually as a lecturer at the Update in Internal Medicine event sponsored by Harvard Medical School, Department of Continuing Education and the Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center since 1997. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management and Senior Scientist with the Gallup Organization.
Before establishing the Chopra Center, he served as chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and did his internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. He then completed various residencies and fellowships at university-affiliated medical centers in Boston.
Commemorative Address by Deepak Chopra