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Publisher's Summary

This series represents an opportunity to participate in a one week retreat with Eckhart and so to go deeper into stillness - becoming one with who you are in the depth of your Being. A certain degree of spiritual maturity, however, is required of anyone wishing to participate fully in this retreat series.

What is spiritual maturity? You know the meaning of presence, not as a concept, but as a living reality. The retreat will help you to enter that dimension more deeply, to always know yourself as consciousness (rather than “this” or “that”), and to manifest this realization - your true purpose - in your daily life.

  • Lesson 1: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Thinking (1hr. 02min)
  • Lesson 2: Conscious Living (1hr. 27 min.)
  • Lesson 3: Do you know Who You Are? (1hr. 32 min.)
  • Lesson 4: The Power of Life (1hr. 36 min.)
  • Lesson 5: Freedom from the World (1hr. 22 min)
  • Lesson 6: Eternal Life (1hr. 32 min.)
  • Lesson 7: Give up the Search! (1hr. 31 min.)
  • Lesson 8: Questions and Answers: Fear, Anxiety, Suicide, Choices and more (1hr. 33 min)
  • Lesson 9: Questions and Answers: Surrender, Enlightenment, Ego (1hr. 27 min.)

©2011 Eckhart Teachings (P)2011 Eckhart Teachings

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Excellent

I love the book narrations for "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth", but I think I like this open format that Eckhart takes in this audio even more. He is such a genuine speaker and his words move me to consciousness every time I listen. Great audio, very insightful.

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My Favorite Audio book ever

I would say that Tolle has changed my life, but he would object to that and say that presence has changed my life. Either way, My life is a better place now than before I started listening to Eckhart Tolle.

I thought that the Power of Now was my favorite book, and then I listened to the "Art of Presence" and I was hooked on listening to Eckhart conducting live retreats. He works without notes so it is different every time and it is simply amazing.

Now that I have listened to this retreat, "Freedom from the World" I name this as the best audio I have ever listened to. It is long and that is great! The longer the better.

It feels like I am in the retreat with him. I can hear the people laugh (Eckhart is quite funny) and he talks about small details like what the people are doing for an outing and when the members of the retreat will be practicing silence.

I cannot believe that I am saying this, but the retreats are even more helpful and more accessible than "The Power of Now" or "A New Earth."

I own a couple of hundred audio books and most of them are wonderful and extraordinary. But I find myself listening to Tolle every chance I get. As soon as I have finished listening to this retreat (I still have a couple of hours left) I will probably just begin listening to it all over again.

Thank you for making these Tolle retreats available. This is the power of audio. This is as good as it gets! Now I am going to get back to listening!

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Wonderful

Listening to this book while being present and mindful has been a tremendously peaceful experience for me. I have found myself to be more connected and thoughtful throughout the day. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking to connect with the depth of the moment and to have a deeper connection to their higher self/universe/god (Or whatever else you call this feeling of oneness in your head). This book has been very beneficial in helping me to disconnect with the pain body and to then evaluate my reactions in the moment instead of diverting to the familiar egoic reaction.

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Nice While Reading Ramana Maharshi

What did you love best about Freedom from the World?

The presentation by Tolle is wonderful. As a person who has enjoyed teachings by Ramana Maharshi, this is like the cousin of the teachings in a more modern and Western environment. While some books or presentations of this type often sound like talking points issued by a Self-Help Guru, this, I sense, is based on things more Universal and deeper,

What did you like best about this story?

Subject and content as well as the really cool sense of being in the audience and listening to the talk.

What about Eckhart Tolle’s performance did you like?

I like him and how he approaches things. Words and sentences often echo other, often far more ancient, sources.

Any additional comments?

Thanks to audible.com for making this available t me -- and thank you for the Customer Service when things don't go right.

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Awesome

Listening to Echardt centers me and this audio is my favorite, I listen over and over again.

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A wonderful part of my recovery

I just listen to this again and again. Slowly it sinks in, and the listening provides immediate relief. My only suggestion is that through my phones speaker, the bell is very painful because it is so much louder than the speaker. I never seem to know when it's coming, and can't turn it off fast enough.

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Truth

Brought me back to where I was always meant to be. In a state of surrender and peace.

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Makes it all makes sense.

I have read/listened much on the subject of spirituality. His teachings talk to me the most. I love that there is no reaching for enlightenment. That it is within us in this present moment. We need just look for it and accept it one moment at a time. We are not humans trying to live a spiritual life. We are spiritual beings trying to live a human existence. Spirituality is our birth right and it is you we are, now. Namaste.

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For fans of Tolle, a wonderful listen

Like most of his other "audiobooks," this is a recording of several days' sessions at a retreat. So much of the latter half is inspired by (mostly written) questions of retreat participants. Which is good if you're a fan of Tolle's, because it affords him an opportunity to find new analogies and "pointers" (as he calls them) to the teaching he is trying to enlighten in his listeners.

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Excellt Freedom from the World

I enjoyed this audio version and how it has helped me to become more aware of my now moment. This is worth every penny to invest in your own self improvement in the world and within your own being.

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  • STEVE HAINES COUNSELLOR- EFT PRACTITIONER
  • 06-23-15

Eckhart Tolle at his very best! In my opinion!

What made the experience of listening to Freedom from the World the most enjoyable?

Eckhart Tolle feels like a personal friend of mine. I have followed him for many years and work with his teachings on a daily basis in my work as a counsellor and coach. Listening to him on the Audible App is awesome. His teachings are not only incredible and profound but he is able to bring humour into the equation too, in his own unique humble way.


STEVE HAINES COUNSELLOR MINDFULNESS COACH AND EFT PRACTITIONER

What did you like best about this story?

The story of PRESENCE is THE most important story of ALL.CWhat could be more important?

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I love his wisdom and his humour which shows frequently throughout the whole audio.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't listen to the whole audio in one.It needs to be mindfully internalised to be fully understood.

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Awesome! Highly recommended! Buy it!


STEVE HAINES COUNSELLOR MINDFULNESS COACH AND EFT PRACTITIONER

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  • Heydragonfly
  • 09-09-16

Life-changing!

I've listened to several Eckhart audiobooks now and absolutely love them all but this for me took my understanding of his teachings to a deeper level. This contains more practical guidance on how to actually apply Eckhart's teachings in everyday life. I will return to this repeatedly and recommend regularly. Enjoy.

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  • Mrs. Suzi Tyler
  • 11-10-15

Refreshing Humorous Treat

Playful, nourishing, amusing ...thoroughly satisfying. Great to listen to anytime - day, evening, bedtime, in night...Eckhart is my favourite spiritually enlightened comedian. I instantly smile when I hear him chuckling away.

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  • Sarah
  • 06-10-15

Excellent. Very insightful

Brilliant. Was dubious at first as it's clearly a recorded retreat but I really, really enjoyed this

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  • harkiran
  • 05-03-15

Very good

The book power of now really helped me and this is recording goes deeper and more intimate. Invaluable advice given by Tolle and found myself laughing thoughout the recording.

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  • James
  • 06-02-15

Great but recording is cactus!

Great audiobook from the guru. The recording is hopeless though - kept on stopping and had to keep restarting.

Maybe Mr Eckhardt was trying to make me reflect lol.

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  • Michelle
  • 10-02-18

A GREAT LISTEN!!

i felt as though i were at the retreat whilst relaxing at home and i think this encapsulates Tolle's spiritual insight. You don't have to physically travel miles to attend a retreat like this one or any other for that matter, when one realizes that our formless and timeless essence is always within,wherever we may be.
For me this listening experience was even more enlightening because of being narrated by the author and hearing his subtle sound effects,the laughter of the attendees and ambient sounds.

i will definitely be purchasing more audible books in this retreat series.

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  • Pure essence
  • 08-07-18

Brilliant

I loved this audible. You can feel the lightness.
Engaging and a good listen to practice and remembering presence and being in the moment.
Very beautiful!

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  • Harry
  • 08-01-18

found myself many times coming here

Spoken by the man himself, this audiobook is more like a YouTube compilation full of Tolle's wisdom. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who's looking to doing absolutely nothing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-18-18

Another amazing seminar by Eckhart

Another fantastic listen to Eckhart Tolle giving us the pointers to return to our true self

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  • Lissa Wangoma
  • 08-07-18

Love it love it love it

Love all his audio's just a wonderful soul with a wonderful message for everyone willing to listen.

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  • KM
  • 07-02-18

Boring

Unfortunately I am unable to finished the whole book. It’s too much space in between and it’s better to be in the workshop than listening to it. Sounds like a recording of a workshop. Which makes it hard to listen to.

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  • Us Godage
  • 06-10-17

Just Perfect!

Where does Freedom from the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top Five

Who was your favorite character and why?

None other than Eckhart Tolle

What about Eckhart Tolle’s performance did you like?

His calm delivery and subtle humour

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh at his subtle jokes

Any additional comments?

This is the same as "Freedom from the World: Bridging the Dimensions of Form and Formlessness". Not sure why Audible lists the same with two titles.