BEVERLY HILLS—On Friday, May 12, at 12 p.m., renown spiritual leader, integrative health advocate, and best-selling author of more than 85 books, Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, will host a guided meditation outside Beverly Hills City Hall. Chopra will launch Mayor Lili Bosse’s S.O.U.L. Sessions, or Seek Original Unique Learning, as a part of the “Healthy City” initiative, which “encourages a healthy lifestyle for the mind, body and soul,” according to a press release by the city of Beverly Hills.
“I am absolutely thrilled that Deepak will launch our first S.O.U.L Session,” said Mayor Bosse. “Our year-long partnership with Deepak will bring a new dimension of health and wellness to our City. I welcome both residents and visitors and fervently hope that mayors in other cities will adopt a more holistic approach to public service and promote comprehensive wellness programs for their citizens.”
The event, which will operate under the hashtag “#bhhealthycity,” will begin with an introduction by Mayor Bosse, followed by a brief talk and meditation guided by Dr. Chopra. Dr. Chopra will introduce Jiyo, a digital platform that tracks users’ behavior and promotes health through articles, lectures, and reminders. Users can measure their progress and access information from experts. The digital platform was developed by Chopra and Poonacha Machaiah.
“I am inspired by Mayor Bosse’s health initiative for the City of Beverly Hills and excited to introduce everyone to the Jiyo wellbeing platform which is another tool for the #bhhealthycity initiative to engage, provide metrics and curated wellness programs from global experts,” said Dr. Chopra.
A pioneer in integrative medicine, Dr. Chopra is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians; Clinical Professor in Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego; Researcher in Neurology and Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital; Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Executive Management at Northwestern; Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University; and Professor of Consciousness Studies at Sofia University.
Dr. Chopra is the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and cofounder of Jiyo.com and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. He was described by TIME magazine as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” In addition, he was ranked #17 on a list of influential thinkers in the world and #1 in Medicine, in a survey by The World Post and The Huffington Post.
Chopra’s books have been published in more than 43 languages, including 25 New York Times bestsellers such as “You Are the Universe,” “Seven Spiritual Laws of Success,” “Super Brain,” “Ageless Body Timeless Mind,” and “Radical Beauty.”
Mayor Bosse announced her partnership with Dr. Chopra at the City Council installation ceremony on March 28. The “Healthy City” campaign they are leading together aims to promote healthier bodies and a healthier, more engaged community. On April 3, Mayor Bosse revived her weekly “Walk With the Mayor” custom, which she had initiated during her previous tenure as mayor. Every Monday morning, she leads a three- to four-mile walk, during which she invites residents to speak with her one-on-one and visits local businesses. Mayor Bosse has also implemented the B.O.L.D. program, or Business Open Later Days, which aims to provide the City with more shopping, dining, and entertainment options in the evenings. Through the Healthy Government campaign, the workings and decision-making of City operations will be opened up to the residents.
The meditation session will commence at the steps of Beverly Hills City Hall, at the Crescent Entrance, at 454 N. Crescent Dr. The event is free to the public, and everyone is welcome. For more information on free parking, visit here.