Health & Well-Being

How Deepak Chopra Finds Joy in These Uncertain Times

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How do we thrive in the midst of a global pandemic? How to we live a good life with so much disruption, uncertainty and anxiety around us? USC Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Varun Soni speaks with Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, about how to find joy during these historically uncertain times. Chopra is founder of The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global, a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and a senior scientist with Gallup Organization.

Who Will Benefit

– Those hoping to learn how to cope with stress and anxiety amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic
– People looking to embrace change during tumultuous times
– Those seeking advice on how to combat feelings of isolation and loneliness in a socially distanced world

About Our Featured Faculty

Varun Soni is the dean of Religious Life at USC. Soni is also vice provost of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention, adjunct professor of religion and university fellow at the Annenberg Center on Public Diplomacy. He received his BA in religion from Tufts University, where he also earned an Asian studies minor and completed the program in peace and justice studies. He subsequently received his MTS degree from Harvard Divinity School and his MA degree through the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He went on to receive his JD degree from University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where he also completed the Critical Race Studies Program and served as an editor for the Journal of Islamic and Near Eastern Law. He earned his PhD through the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Cape Town, where his doctoral research focused on religion and popular culture.