Let's get spiritual: Deepak Chopra in Miami

Miami Herald file

Need a little clarity in your life? Of course you do. Deepak Chopra, M.D., is just the man for the job. The wildly popular alternative-medicine proponent will be in Miami at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday for a two-hour discussion called “The Future of Wellbeing” at Unity on the Bay in the Edgewater neighborhood. The bestselling author will also discuss his latest book — his 10th novel — The 13th Disciple: A Spiritual Adventure, more Da Vinci Code than self-help guide.

Earlier in the day, the India-born California resident will be the keynote speaker at the Emerge Americas tech conference from 9:05 to 10:05 a.m. leading a talk, “The Soul of Leadership.”

We reached Chopra in Vancouver before his cross-country trip:

Can you tell readers what to expect on Tuesday?

I’ll talk a little about my new book and the one before that, The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times. I want to talk about the research we’re doing at the Chopra Center for Wellbeing — about the effects of sleep, food, emotions on our biology. We’ll all do yoga together, some breathing exercises. I hope to end with a meditation.

What are common questions that attendees of your events ask you?

Some people are struggling to make a living. Others are struggling with relationships and to find a sense of who they are. There are those who seek success, health and what you might call enlightenment.

What is a universal problem facing us today?

Our kids and grandkids have digital brains. The Internet, for example, can be distracting, or it can center you and spark your creativity and imagination. Technology is neutral but part of our evolution. We have to be very careful how we use it

Info: Preferred seating for $175 is available for Chopra’s talk at Unity on the Bay, 411 NE 21st St., Miami, www.unityonthebay.org

More info on the Emerge Americas Conference: http://emergeamericas.org