I've seen Chopra be condescending plenty of times. All movements have their gurus that are (generally the ones that are most visible too), even if it's in different ways.
Sometimes it's not obvious if you haven't exposed yourself to that media while being on the other side, though. The thing with me, is that I've clung to most of the beliefs from here to the other side of cookoo-town at one time or another, but that a story's for another time.
Here's the things: you won't get the best of what these different perspectives have to offer unless you can let go and see past your own (current) one for a while, and you certainly won't be able to empathize with other's perspectives, which greatly impedes your ability for meaningful conversation--especially on topics like spirituality--except with people who completely agree with you.