December Community Ambassador – Deepak Chopra
Last Updated on Monday, 5 December 2011 05:12 Written by Urban Zen Monday, 5 December 2011 04:56
Dr. Chopra has been a long-time friend of Urban Zen and an immeasurable wealth of inspiration. He is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author, and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. Heralded by Time Magazine as the “poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” he is also the host of the popular weekly Wellness Radio program on Sirius/XM Stars.
A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra is the prolific author of more than fifty-five books, including fourteen bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. Dr. Chopra’s books have been published in more than eighty-five languages. His New York Times bestseller Peace Is the Way won a prestigious Quill Award, and The Book of Secrets was awarded the grand prize at the 2005 Nautilus Book Awards; his bestselling novel, Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment, was released in 2008. He is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and Washington Post On Faith and contributes regularly to Intent.com and the Huffington Post.Learn More
Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 06:21 Written by Donna Karan Sunday, 11 September 2011 08:45
September 11th means so much to me, on so many different levels. It’s seems like yesterday. What happened has been indented into our souls. I will never forget. No one will ever forget.
Everyone has a story for where they were when 9/11 happened; what they saw, how it changed them. My story is that it was the day of my DKNY show, and my wedding anniversary – the first after Stephan’s death. It was the first time that Stephan would not be at a show.
As I prepared for the show, I didn’t know how I would be able to walk out on the runway without Stephan there. So, I arranged to bring a piece of him with me – the sculpture of Stephan in his chair. I wanted to see him when I walked out. I began the day consumed with my own grief, not knowing that the day was going to turn into one of complete devastation, not knowing about the lives we would lose or those who would wait for news of missing loved ones.
By the time the sculpture arrived, our city had been attacked. The location of my DKNY show was barred off and security was asking if they could use the space as a hospital. The place that was going to house my show, was now a place of refuge for New Yorkers.
This is why I am opening the doors of the Urban Zen Center on Sunday, the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Once again, I want to do what I can to offer a space that can be a place of refuge for the community.
It is still hard for me to separate fashion week from this devastation. We can’t forget what happened; it’s important for us to remember. The anniversary of 9/11 is a time for us to come together to champion peace, healing and restoration. We all have our own unique and personal ways to commemorate this day, but if you find yourself wanting to be with community, to be in a place of calm, I want you to know that the doors of Urban Zen are open. We are here for you.Learn More
This Week’s Community Highlights!
Last Updated on Friday, 16 September 2011 06:05 Written by Urban Zen Friday, 26 August 2011 06:44
This week, the Urban Zen community pondered over the difference between our generation versus the ones which came before us. Some think we are moving too fast and technology is enforcing a more self-involved “me” mentality. Others believe there is great potential for a truly interconnected world through social media. The intersection of technology and spirituality is especially relevant for us. Can our online community foster spiritual growth? If we are to effect change through a movement of mind, body, spirit encompassing philanthropy and commerce, we must adapt skillful means. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this subject. Moreover, it is exciting to hear from our WIE contest winners on Twitter as they express their excitement about attending the symposium with Donna.
Feel free to say hello to our spotlighted members this week. We recommend you follow them as they are passionate about thoughtful discussion and engagement. #FF