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Deepak Homebase, ABC in Action
February 01
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Deepak Chopra on stage
January 17
Tuesday night I attended Deepak Homebase, a periodic event hosted by Deepak Chopra at ABC Home when Dr. Chopra is in New York. This evening happened to be a very special one with featured guests: media powerhouse Arianna Huffington and political commentator, show host, and author of Greedy Bastards, Dylan Ratigan. As the talk opened, Dylan and Deepak respectfully and laughingly referred to Arianna as a 'goddess,' a Greek Goddess to be specific. If you've ever been in her presence, you know she is. She has managed to build a media empire that was sold to AOL for $350 million in...
Dylan Ratigan, Arianna Huffington, and Deepak Chopra Want Money Out of Politics
January 12
"We are being bamboozled by lobbyists, it's time for democracy to be restored," Deepak Chopra told his guests, Arianna Huffington and Dylan Ratigan at a DeepakHomeBase (DHB) event this week. The topic? Getting money out of politics and ending corporate personhood, a theme central to Ratigan's new book, Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry. (To watch their conversation on livestream, go here.) Dylan Ratigan contends that America is out of integrity. His book's premise is that the misalignment of...
Dylan Ratigan & Arianna Huffington at abc home
January 11
by Patrick Groneman (follow Patrick on Twitter) “'Greedy Bastard' is not an identity, it is a behavior that is exhibited by all human beings everyday of their lives.." -- Dylan Ratigan I was lucky to attend this milestone conversation between Deepak Chopra, Dylan Ratigan and Arianna Huffington as a part of deepak homebase at abchome last night: Watch live streaming video from deepakhomebase at livestream.com The trio presented an array of insights into the failings of our current political, economic and social systems, and offered several methods for...
Deepak and Jean-Georges
November 04
Rozanne Gold The other night at the miraculously curated abc home furnishings store, near New York's Union Square, there was an unorthodox kind of culinary happening. Deepak and Jean-Georges, two men famous enough that we're all on a first-name basis with them, created a four-star recipe for the launch of Vongerichten's newest book, Home Cooking with Jean-Georges: My Favorite Simple Recipes (Clarkson Potter.) The ingredients? Dozens of food world habitués (Bittman, Danny Meyer, the top magazine food editors), an ultra-chic sampling from both men's fan clubs,...
JR art
November 04
Caroline Hayes  Last night ABC Home hosted a “Love In Action” conversation with street artist JR and Deepak Chopra. JR is a contemporary artist who won the 2011 TED Prize—a $100,000 award—and Deepak Chopra is an Indian alternative-medicine doctor and writer on subjects of spirituality and mind-body medicine. The conversation centered around JR’s new project, Inside Out—a large-scale participatory piece that transforms messages of personal identity into pieces of public artwork. Deepak Chopra began the conversation by asking about JR‘s...
Fracking
September 19
Alison Rose Levy  Last week, Deepak Chopra invited Mark Ruffalo, a well-informed advocate of water defense, to dialogue with him about fracking, the fast-forward gas drilling practice that has colonized 23 states thus far. Chopra and Ruffalo met before a studio audience at DeepakHomeBase, (the new social media salon co-launched by Chopra and Paulette Cole, the CEO of ABCHome) which is featuring a series of "Love in Action" conversations with celebrity cause champions (like Ruffalo, Russell Simmons and Fran Drescher). Although they met for the first time, both Deepak...
Fran Drescher
September 17
Deepak Chopra, Fran Drescher and 50 Cent. While a top doctor, The Nanny and a celebrity rapper may seem like an unlikely combination of personalities, at Thursday night's Love In Action event, these three recognizable figures worked in perfect tandem, opening up a dialogue about health, education and activism. The event was held at Deepak HomeBase, an intimate salon-style room housed in the ABC Carpet & Home store. The setting created an instant feeling of comfort for all attending, as guests sat on plush couches, beautifully-crafted wire chairs -- and even a few meditation...
Mark Ruffalo
September 14
Being an activist celebrity is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, some people secretly question whether you have sufficient expertise to weigh in on weighty matters. On the other hand, many issues of urgent social concern don't get attention without a star attached to the cause. Fortunately, some celebrity performers are taking the spotlight off themselves and focusing the light on crucial matters that affect us all. Mark Ruffalo defends the waters of life from fracking. Fran Drescher urges women, industry and government to prevent cancer and save lives. Russell Simmons shifts...