Mavericks transform lives, and the 2010 Life of a Maverick Award recipient, Deepak Chopra, has transformed the lives of millions.
The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal. Deepak Chopra
Cinequest presents its Life of a Maverick Award to inspirational individuals who touch the world of film while their greater lives exemplify the Maverick spirit. Past recipients have included Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Desmond Doss, a man whose convictions would not allow him to carry a firearm in WWII, yet he still provided miraculous and heroic service to countless men in harms way; and Emmanuel Benbihy, a powerful figure who overcame a severe disability to inspire his nation, Ghana, via a consciousness raising bike tour.
Chopra uses his wisdom and influence to help others enrich their lives whether it is through his countless publications, instructional videos or motivational speeches. He has appeared on Oprah, been on the cover of People and was even given the title Lord of Immortality by the Maharishi. Chopra's passion and conviction are evident to anyone who has heard him speak, and he possesses the rare talent of being able to connect with his audience and inspire them to renovate their lives for the better. He has become a spiritual leader for millions of people in America and around the world. Even with his success, Chopra continues to chart new pathways to unleashing the potential for optimum health.
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