Deepak Chopra MD, FACP, founder of the Chopra Foundation and co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing and Jiyo.com is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and is the author of over 86 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Deepak has been long standing supporter and friend of Tibet House US.
Tenzing Rigdol is a contemporary Tibetan artist whose work ranges from painting, sculpture, drawing and collage, to digital, video-installation, performance art and site specific pieces. His paintings are the products of collective influences and interpretations of age-old traditions; they are influenced by philosophy; often capture the ongoing issues of human conflicts; and have strong political undertones – for him, politics is an unavoidable element in his art. Indeed in recent years Rigdol has become a focus for young Tibetan diaspora precisely because of the political nature of his art.