Get a healthy mind and body

March 3, 2008 6:00:12 PM PST
Spirituality and health...what is the connection? In his new book, "The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore" Dr. Deepak Chopra challenges us to examine how our belief system or state of mind impacts our overall well being.

Lecture & Book Signing
Monday, March 3,
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
First Congregational Church of Berkeley, Hosted by Cody's Books
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA
** Doors open at 6:45PM at the First Congregational Church

Tickets: $30 (includes copy of the book). 30 minute talk followed by a 10-15 minute Q & A and then book signing. Advance tickets are available at Cody's in Berkeley (510-559-9500) or by calling FCCB: 510-845-0837. Email inquiries may be sent to: Doors will open at 6:45PM.


About Dr. Deepak Chopra:
Dr. Deepak Chopra is the author of more than fifty books translated into over thirty-five languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. Chopra's Wellness Radio airs weekly on Sirius Satellite Stars. He is president and founder of the Alliance for a New Humanity and Time Magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top one hundred heroes and icons of the century and credits him as "the poet-prophet of alternative medicine."

Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Through his creation of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing in California in 1996, Chopra established a formal vehicle for the expansion of his healing approach using the integration of the best of western medicine with natural healing traditions. Dr. Chopra serves as the Director of Education at The Chopra Center.

About The Third Jesus:
In this powerful new book, Chopra provides an answer that is both uplifting and challenging to current belief. Jesus' original message has been co-opted by those who have forgotten his core principles of peace and love, says Chopra. "Most troubling of all, his teachings have been hijacked by people who hate in the name of love." But by turning fresh eyes on the New Testament and returning to the essentials of Jesus' message, Chopra offers a new message of hope: both an individual path to enlightenment and a way to change the world.

In The Third Jesus, Chopra explores Jesus' original teachings, revealing a spiritual guide of profound depth and inspiration who speaks to anyone who believes in the importance of peace and love. There is not one Jesus, Chopra explains, but three. The first is the historical Jesus, the man of flesh and blood who lived more than two thousand years ago. The second Jesus is a person who never lived but is a figure created by the church to represent thousands of years of theology and church teaching. Behind these two images stands a third Jesus, the radical, mystical teacher who taught his followers how to change the world. In place of lost history and complex theology, The Third Jesus offers a direct relationship with God that is personal and present. Most important, he reveals the spiritual guide behind a mask of dogma and institutional religion whose teaching embraces all humanity.

Throughout the book, Chopra shows how Jesus embodied the highest level of enlightenment and intended to save the world by showing others the path to God-consciousness. He delves into specific scripture and aims to prove that a map to enlightenment exists there.