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Discover the timeless Presence beyond thought in this collection of meditations from Eckhart Tolle

We tend to think of meditation as a formal practice we block time out for each day. But what if every moment of your life was your meditation?

For Eckhart Tolle, meditation shouldn't be approached as a chore or a means to an end. Rather, meditation is something that you live. "The aim of meditation," states Eckhart, "is that it eventually becomes your normal state of consciousness." Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle points the way toward this quiet, constant state of Presence - where practice gives way to the realization of your innermost identity.

This retrospective collection gathers rare talks and classic meditations from Eckhart's extensive teachings, many of which have only been available to retreat participants. Over the course of eleven sessions, Eckhart leads you in meditations for breaking attachment to the stream of thought, easing suffering, discerning your "formless" self, and embodying Presence in every single moment.

Here Eckhart will guide you in discovering: 

  • The power of asking "Who am I?" as an inquiry practice
  • Why Stillness is much more than quieting the unruly mind
  • The true source of all creativity
  • The evocative poetry of Steve Taylor
  • Why awakening is a process of unlearning your assumptions and biases
  • The infinite space hidden between your thoughts
  • Recognizing yourself as embodied Presence rather than an accumulation of narratives
  • Understanding the movement of chi or prana in the body
  • The joyous simplicity of present-moment mindfulness
  • How to rise above the thinking mind rather than sinking below it

In Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle, you will find not only teachings about transcending the thought-based self, but a direct experience of Stillness itself.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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This is one of my favorites from him, out of the 18 or so I’ve listened to

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This audiobook has given my life direction: inwards. No words can suffice. You need to experience these meditations.

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Poor quality rexording

Horrible sound quality. Unprofessional, sounds like a recording of a recording. I love the author, but meditation to a choppy static sounding recording is quite unpleasant. Was really surprised and disappointed

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Not what I expected

A lot of nothing. Lots of time used up in this book with silence. Then he starts talking again random thoughts he has even bringing up something he had read about somewhere. This just wasn’t what I had thought it would be.

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Not his best

I am an Eckhart Tolle fan. I have all his books in my library and
listen to them over and over. This was disappointing.
His usual dry wit was missing as was his enthusiasm.

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Essential Meditation

Eckhart Tolle's Very Best.
This is what the world is looking for
( tho most don't know yet )
Thank You !

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A Tolle Worth Paying For

Okay... I AM a fan of Eckhart Tolle’s spiritual signposts but THIS study is a step-by-step actual process that not only explains the ongoing search for true Enlightenment, the reasons for, the goals of, the joy attained, but takes you through many processes of meditation in a simple, down-to-earth style. You refine meditations WITH him so the practice becomes rehearsed enabling you to continue on your own. It is with warmth, clarity, and humility that Tolle delivers an outstanding seminar!

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Powerful body meditations

This is my 2nd audiobook after Power of Now. Towards the end of the first chapter, Eckhart introduces an exercise where you lift your arm and asks "without touching anything, how do you know your arm is there?" The answer is inner feeling.

I had tried other meditation techniques for body awareness but for whatever reason, that really clicked with me and for the first time I felt like I finally left my head and got introduced to amazing feeling of presence in my body.

That experience alone was well worth the credit, but there's a lot more wisdom that I honestly only partially get right now but I'm sure will sink deeper the next time I listen to it.

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More Advanced

This is a fantastic audio. I have several other Eckhart audios and I love them all. There’s a lot of silence in this one, so I recommend it if you’re more advanced, otherwise it might be tough to get through. It’s heaven if you’re up for it!

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Wonderful -!

I love this one and listen daily. I feel you will enjoy it as well.

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  • 07-04-20

Essential Pointing to Freedom

I'm familiar with quite a few spiritual teachings. This has to be one of the clearest and simplest guidances to bring the attention to rest in presence. Eckhart's voice is so calming and the spaces between and around his words convey the spaciousness of being like no other teacher.

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  • Austine George
  • 03-26-21

Thank you

quite an intimate time with Eckert, what a blessing to humanity. There is yet so much yet to learn from him.

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  • miss e m aguero
  • 06-19-20

love erkhart

With this recording you are with Erkhart who is sharing various thoughts and meditating with him. sitting feeling presence. it was really lovely - I am going to listen to this over and over again

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  • Hamish M.
  • 07-24-20

Excellent

Eckhart has a real gift at bringing you into the presence ! Loved it and would recommend .

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  • Renato S.
  • 06-24-20

Very relaxing to hear Eckhart Tolle talk

You always learn something from Eckhart Tolle talking and is refreshing for what you already learned with him.
Thank you very much Eckhart for helping us to connect to what we already have deep inside us.

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  • F. K.
  • 04-09-22

full book better quality then audio preview

the preview recording is pretty crappy quality compared to the full book. I was wondering about this when buying so thought i'd share =)
loved it!

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  • cagire
  • 03-26-21

Rise above Sirens

I really appreciate Eckhart's teachings; there is much to aspire to, by not doing, not thinking, and his reminders (through my active listening) help me become more aware, but it is an ongoing learning and no doubt will remain so.
it is probably a reflection on where I am at that I couldn't "rise above" the Intrusion of police sirens in the recording of "Rise above thinking" I do wish you had re-recorded this section Eckhart! dealing with life's imperfections is grist for the mill I know; stuff to work with, but really, some of us beginners could do without police sirens as an accompaniment to our forays into meditation. thanks for all wisdom anyway ☺️

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  • Burt
  • 10-18-20

Great for practicing mediation

I've slays struggled with mediation, but this book helped me streamline my daily meditation practices.

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  • Ruairi
  • 01-27-22

Eckhart Tolle truly is an inspiration

Very uplifting great audio book has really helped my life in every way ,,, how not to think is the key , Eckhart has a gift of bring you into the light of awareness and opening the mind to new possibilities

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-11-21

Thank You

Eckhart Tolle’s insightful words have changed me & helped to find inner peace - thank you x

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  • Mishel Karen
  • 05-21-20

Audio book sound recording is not good

I love Ekhart Tolle and find his voice so soothing and calming although the sound recording in this audio book is terrible. it echos, it is difficult to understand, very disappointing. it is not the author it is the recording.
if i knew how to ask for a refund i would immediately, i cannot listen to this audio book.

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  • Dean P
  • 03-28-20

A good spoken meditation compilation

This collection of separate ET mediation related audios is a good companion for ETs teaching library. These audios were taken from talks and private sessions and all relate to different direct pointing ways that the author delivers his teachings. I liked how there are lots of pauses in the audios and time to reflect. These are not formal meditation sessions though, and they are more like quiet reflective talks and satsang which could work for some people. The content is a lot closer to the Advaita style of teaching and free form meditative reflection (vs formal sitting styles like Vipassana etc). While I can’t fault anything with these audios, they need to be taken slowly over time, at some times they may do little to lead the listener into stillness or beingness and actually become quiet monotonous, while at other times a few sentences could hit the spot and lead in to direct presence.

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