Golf for Enlightenment

Version: Abridged
Author: Deepak Chopra MD
Narrator: Deepak Chopra MD
Genres: Sports & Recreation, Religion & Spirituality, Golf
Publisher: Random House (Audio)
Published In: March 2003
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

Deepak Chopra has discovered the delights—and frustrations—of golf, and he is passionate about the game. Confronted by the wild ups and downs of his own play, he consulted with golf professionals and developed a new approach to the game that any golfer can follow—from the novice to the expert. The results can be measured not only in increased enjoyment and skill, but also in greater wisdom about life beyond the 18th hole.

Chopra's own game has improved dramatically since incorporating the elements of his program. Instead of focusing on the mechanics of a "perfect" swing, Chopra reveals how golf can be mastered through mindfulness, a form of awareness that combines sharp focus and relaxation at the same time. Expanded awareness, he tells us, can accomplish much more than external mechanics to improve one's game.

But Golf for Enlightenment is also an engrossing story about Adam, an Everyman who is playing a terrible round of golf when he meets a mysterious young teaching pro named Leela. In seven short but profound lessons detailing spiritual strategies, she teaches Adam the essence of a game that has much to explain about life itself.
Chopra has spent the last year taking the unique message in Golf for Enlightenment nationwide, teaching the essential tenets of his program at lectures and seminars to golfers everywhere. His message continues to help players turn an obsession into a positive life path.

Reviews (1)

Golf for Enlightenment

Written by IndyPat from Indianapolis, IN on April 19th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I have read better books by Chopra. Seven Spiritual Laws comes to mind. This books highlights many of the same principles and weaves them into a novel, of sorts. It may or may not help my golf game. I probably need some lessons.

Author Details

Author Details

Chopra MD, Deepak

Deepak Chopra is a celebrity doctor whose specialty is the healing ways of his native India.

Chopra was born and raised in India and moved to the United States in the 1970s. He settled in Boston and had a successful career as an endocrinologist in the 1980s before turning to the ancient healing methods of Ayur-Veda, emphasizing meditation, herbal medicine, yoga and massage.

Real fame came with the publication of his best-selling books Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (1993) and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1995). He became a successful motivational speaker, with a series of multi-media programs for healing mind, body and spirit.

In the late 1990s he produced a CD with readings of the works of Sufi poet Rumi, including some by Madonna and Demi Moore and Goldie Hawn.

His other books include Grow Younger, Live Longer (2001), Life After Death: The Burden of Proof (2006), and Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment (2007). He is the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing in Carlsbad, California.