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This is a perfect companion to the best-selling books, and by far the best value when purchasing from the large range of Tolle audio on offer. I found this most useful to just meditate with, or have on in the car. Don't expect a narrative or, really, any sense of structure here. This is, for want of a better word, him rambling. But the rambling is very useful. Once you accept the pace and tone of the lectures, you can relax into it, and enjoy the moments of great humour and insight. Like any of Tolle's work, you either get it and instantly revel in it's genius, or feel completely frustrated by it and find it to be nonsense. I felt the former.
I love his live recordings. His voice is quiet, you hear him clear his throat and you hear the audience which makes these recordings feel real - It's like I am at the retreat myself, listening to powerful teaching and I can go to the retreat as often as I want, over and over. I am utterly grateful for these resources and listen to them almost everyday.
I really enjoyed Eckhart Tolle as he shows us how to slow down and enjoy the true joy in silence. Enjoyable and worth the time to listen and learn.
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
It is similar to most of his teachings but as with most of his teachings, he has the same basic teachings, he is not trying to add anything to the listener. The purpose of his teachings is to point to the truth. Once you recognize the truth, no matter which book of his you listen to. There have been a couple of his teachings that brought me to awakening. This was my first Eckhart Tolle audio. I had to listen to several others such as the Power of now, but it took listening to practicing the power of now for me to "get it"
It is similar to all of his teachings. I recommend practicing the power of now as it gives most of his message as well as some meditations included.
Eckart Tolle is a modern age spirtual teacher, with a good sense of humor. Of course,depends on your taste in humor. However, his teaching, where he does not hestitate to borrow from various conventional religious teachings to the more obscure are easliy undertsood - putting them into practice you will find is not something you can 'plan to do'. Read and find out...
in his style of audio you become very relaxed and mellow listening to his voice and it almost has a hipnotic effect as his voice and style and humor entertain and captivate the listener
all his little jokes and his style of laughing at himself and his whacky observations
so many points that it would take a notebook to fill
looking forward to getting a collection of his audio books to study and learn
Eckhart Tolle has achieved a peaceful state of being. Along with that he has achieved personal success. It would seem that Eckhart, on occasion, has made errors in certain statements regarding Buddhism. One, that I recall, was how Buddhism prejudices women. I'm not sure where Eckhart got this from but Shakyamuni allowed women to join his monastic. His own aunt became a nun. He, in my opinion, makes other errors regarding Buddhism. Another oddity was his teaching of a new movement on Earth, that is, humanity finally becoming enlightened in a big way. The human condition, to me, seems anything but enlightened, nor is it headed this way. I thought that maybe he knows as this sort of thing is what he does for a living. At the end of the listen he is interviewed. The interviewer must have picked this up too as she asks Eckhart the very same question. She is also doubtful of humanity becoming enlightened. Eckhart responded that it may just be that he is thinking this because he sees so many people that seem to be making a change for the better and that maybe humanity on a whole is not really becoming any more enlightened, peaceful, etc. This, I believe, was an honest answer from Eckhart. I do believe he has attained a certain level of enlightenment and this listen is pleasant if nothing else. His popularity, at least in part, seems to come from his simple, peaceful way. Namaste!
I like his stuff, but this is NOT a book. He is MUCH better reading than lecturing. Very slow and not at all methodical..just very slow rambling.
Yes, if they were interested in meditation and spiritual development. Just like any subject you have to have an interest in it, otherwise it could be an excruciating experience. With Mr. Tolle I recommend borrowing one of his books to determine whether what he teaches resonates with you before purchasing his audiobooks.
I suppose anything written by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche or the Dalai Lama because there are kernels of truth within the writing that guide you to be a better human being.
I believe it does. Mr. Tolle's voice is very soothing. He allows for frequent spaces in his discourse to both digest what is being taught and to be "naked" in the moment, as it were.
That we are constantly creating the story of "me" moment by moment. And we love to tell it to ourselves and others.
A word of warning - do not purchase this with the expectation of being entertained. Mr. Tolle does not talk excitedly nor enthusiastically about his subject. He is very calm, quiet, and soothing. He often produces significant gaps of time with no talking. He is sometimes funny. This is all for the purpose of bringing you to a calm, light, almost meditative state.
I loved the simplicity of Eckhart Tolle's teachings in each segment of the collection. He masterfully describes key spiritual tenets and gives insight into how one might continue on in life with a stronger sense of liberation.
Freeing oneself from the pain body.
Practicing the presence.
This is one of my most treasured gifts to myself this year. Thank you, Eckhart Tolle. Thank you audible.com.
"Classic Echart Tolle"
Echart Tolle at his best, talking with wisdom and clarity
"This isn't for me"
I have tried on and off for 8 months to get into this recording and haven't managed to do so - I do find Eckhart Tolle's voice quite difficult to listen to. I enjoyed his book, the power of now, but found these recordings didn't appeal to me at all.
"Great material delivered badly"
I HATE to do this to a man I admire more than any other but this audio collection is impossible to listen to. I have heard hypnosis tapes with more verve and delivery. Tolle is a genius but his work is best absorbed via the written word because he has the delivery of a zombie - sorry Eckhart !!
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