Eckhart Tolle shares this ancient knowledge in an extraordinarily accessible way - for a western mind. I found the laughter a delightful expression of the waves of joy that come with a taste of consciousness becoming aware of itself.
Just to set the record straight, I reviewed Meditation and Psychotherapy accidently as another book I got, unfortunately it will not allow me to change anything but the stars, Audible said you cannot change it or delete. the book is AWESOME! Tara Brach is Awesome! The book I was rating I returned and was aweful. sorry
Not sure, have most of his work.
No one, wouldn't listen to Tolle's teachings without him narrating
It has some basics that I have heard from him and learned already but for someone new this might be helpful
I have become more present since listening to Tolle's teachings and most of his teachings are outstanding, this one is things he already talks about in the Power of Now and New Earth and other messages, but the member of the audience that you don't notice much until the second recording truly is annoying and even though I could tune him out for the most part, I didn't think this was worth the credit.
I have both of Tolle's books, but this siminar is a different experience and a very pleasant listen. His voice is so slow and soothing. He shows his excellent and subtle sense of humor. I can listen again and again.
Here and now
Fantastic if you follow Tolle, but I think it would leave you confused or mystified if you hadn't read his books. If you have then it another fantastic adventure.
the acoustics, the volume, the crowd asks questions that arent audible.
i love eckhart - i just couldnt hear it.
its not the content - its the audio.
While ideas presented might be worthwhile, the delivery is so poor that it is a struggle to listen. A book might be a more effective medium for this author. I regret this audio purchase.
As much as I respect Eckhart Tolle it was very difficult to listen to him speak because he speaks very slowly and makes many bodily noises during pauses. I believe he has a speech impediment so I am not poking fun I just found it extremely distracting. I was so excited to get this book thinking this was my perfect opportunity to quiet my very loud psyche and find some peace, but I guess you had to be there at the retreat to get the real impact because this book put me to sleep. I listen to my books during my 40 minute work drive and while listening to this book I almost veered off the road because it was so monotone and slow.
Yes, only because he is so in the moment, and calm that he lacks enthusiasm and the ability to animate the book/retreat enough for the reader to feel a part of.
Yes, it has a great message... and was an excellent bedtime story, I fell asleep in less than ten minutes every time I tried to listen to it.
Unfortunatelly the voice of the author makes the listener tired in the first minute. The author speaks too slowly, as if he was in a lecture. I don't recommend this audio book,
I'd rather read the book.
The story is good, but his voice makes the listener tired. There is too many breaks during the explanation.
I could not listen until the end.
I would recommend, that not the author, but someone who has a strong voice would present this audio book.
My favorite authors are Carl Hiaasen and Tim Dorsey. I love books written with a sense of humor. NO ROMANCE. LOL
I did enjoy this as I do all of Eckhart Tolle books. I actually found the "lauging monk" very funny. After reading reviews i had expected him to be much worse than he actually was. I have the feeling that he may have been a person who was remembering how he used to deal with stressful things in the past. He probably related to how rediculously seriously he took everything. He may have had a beautiful change in his life because of Eckhart Tolle. HOWEVER, I would not have wanted to be in the seat next to him. LOL. But then Eckhart would have called that an excellent chance to practice the power of now.
What begins as one man speaking from spirit and one man laughing evolves into the joy of the entire group. This set of sessions is truly enlightening and the levity deepens the understanding and helps for the listener to "get the joke" that is the human experience.