I read the Power of Now years ago and it pretty much told everything that Eckhart teaches. Then after months of reading it I started to forgot certain concepts and when I got into everyday situations, I saw myself reacting the same way like before. This recording of a retreat and some of his other works are a good refreshers. It's a long recording, it took a few weeks to finish it and I didn't feel that I had to come back to it; I almost wanted to be in the calm atmosphere that characterizes him and the entire recording. It certainly worked for me but I can imagine some people who are looking for fast pacing discussions on some over-stimulated mind objects (whatever they are), they may be unsatisfied. But for the rest of us, it's a good use of a credit.
I loved the laughing man in the back. It certainly gave a little different background to some part of the presentation but I loved as the presenter reacted and the fact that he left the audio as is, didn't try to cut him out or re-record it. This is part of his teaching to allow things happen, don't try to "fake it". The other thing is that even if some of the topics are quite serious per se, if you take out the ego from the picture, things lighten up.If you are annoyed of the laughing man, ask yourself why. I admit, I even practiced his laughing a few times :)
Powerful - Necessary - Simplistic
Mr. Tolle does an amazing job of ignoring a man in the back laughing like a laugh track - it is an awesome way for me to practice presence.
I can listen to this over and over as I am driving.
The teachings and lessons are always a joy to hear, again and again. However, it is recorded live and there is an audience member who has a hideous laugh that can be very annoying (especially through your headphones).
The audience laughing at random times, even during the serious times of his deep teachings was a TURN OFF.
All of his teaching are awesome
Remove the annoying audience member with the hideous laugh
I enjoyed Eckhart's compelling format in discovering who we really are and, very simply, how we can discover greater joy and fulfillment in this moment.
It isn't a story, it is a retreat.
The subject material is too rich for one sitting. However, it is best digested one chapter at a time.
Super listening and a great experience. Nothing short of awesome.
Patient, Funny, Provocative. I have been following Eckhart since "The Power of Now" which I read at least a dozen times. Since then he has become very good at what he does, Encouraging.
Hi! I'm a Math Teacher who has always loved Books with a mysterious, scientific, or other-worldly flare! Time travelers are also fun!
Yes. It's spiritually centering
Already knew Eckharts teachings
Ssssslllllooooowwwwwwww in development
The most difficult thing about listening to the book is that it was a taping of a live seminar. The people at the seminar got to see expressions and activities that Eckhart must've done during lllooonnnggg pauses in the instruction. After a while, you learn to use and reflect during the pauses. At first...it was just awkward. Keep listening to get Eckharts message. But if you want spiritual guidance....seek a different Eckhart experience. A New Earth is really good. No new messages at the seminar taped for thus book.
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.
I'm huge fan of Eckhart Tolle. I've read a bunch of his books. I think the title pretty much explains it's content,with that I feel this lecture was not created for beginners. If you have never experience Eckhart or have understanding of Eastern Religion. You might find this lecture very confusing. For those who have, it just shows you how deep the rabbit hole goes. I left with listening this lecture empowered and wanting to know about quieting the ego.
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.