Smithsonian Associates Presents “Deepak Chopra: A New Understanding of Well-Being”

November 2, 2015
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Smithsonian Associates presents an evening with renowned speaker and author on the subject of alternative medicine, Deepak Chopra, Friday, Nov. 13, at 6:45 p.m. in the University of the District of Columbia’s Auditorium at 4200 Connecticut Ave. N.W. Chopra will share with the audience his bold new understanding of genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity.

For decades, medical science has believed that genes determine people’s biological destiny. Now the new genetics has changed that assumption forever, according to Chopra. People will always have the genes they were born with, but genes are dynamic and respond to everything one thinks, says and does, he believes. When people make lifestyle choices that optimize how their genes behave, they can reach for a state of health and fulfillment undreamed of even a decade ago. The impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging and chronic disorders is unparalleled and will revolutionize how people understand themselves and the health of those around them.

Guests will receive a complimentary copy of Chopra’s book Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being (Harmony Books), co-authored with Rudolph E. Tanzi at the event.

Ticket prices for the Smithsonian Associates’ presentation are $45 for general admission and $35 for Associate members. For tickets and information, the public may call (202) 633-3030 or visit

The Smithsonian Associates—the largest museum-based education program in the world—produces vibrant educational and cultural programming inspired by the Smithsonian’s research, collections and exhibitions. Each year more than 750 individual programs are presented to spark creativity and excite learning in people of all ages in the Washington, D.C., area and across the country. The Smithsonian Associates, which marks its 50th anniversary in 2015, brings the Smithsonian to life through seminars, performances, lectures, studio arts classes and local and regional study tours, as well as many engaging programs for children, including performances, museum sleepovers and summer day camps.

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