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Freedom from the World

Bridging the Dimensions of Form and Formlessness
Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
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Once there was a student who asked the master, "How can I become free of the world?" The reply: "Love the world and everything in it."

How do we handle this paradox? By allowing and accepting what is. This is the simple yet life-changing teaching Eckhart Tolle shares in Freedom from the World, a retreat with the best-selling author of The Power of Now.

Many people who have made it in the eyes of the world will be the first to tell you they're actually miserable, begins Eckhart. This is because our worldly possessions and accomplishments will bring only short-term fulfillment if our lives are not rooted in the unified, unmanifested source of life itself, or what Eckhart often calls "the formless dimension".

Join Eckhart for a nine-session exploration of how we each can become "a master of life" and an agent of transformation as we learn to be and act simultaneously in the material realm and the formless dimension. Topics include:

  • Breaking the cycle of reincarnating thoughts
  • Sense perceptions, the inner body, and on-the-spot inquiries that serve as "portals to presence"
  • Simple practices to deepen your daily interactions with others

"You are a blessing on the planet when you are in touch with the spacious, formless dimension within yourself," explains Eckhart. Freedom from the World brings you his empowering teachings for bridging the dimensions of form and formlessness and living with renewed joy and peace and a sense of a meaningful purpose.

Please note: Due to the environment in which these talks were recorded, the listener may notice some extraneous noise or hiss. This should not significantly affect the overall delivery of Eckhart's teaching.

©2016 Eckhart Tolle (P)2016 Eckhart Tolle

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A profound journey - true to the title!

I loved this book and could not wait for my morning journey to work (an hour at least) to listen and contemplate Eckhart Tolle's simple wisdom on how to free ourselves from all we create both seen and unseen, and surrender to the present moment.
This book is for the true spiritual seeker, and vital for the busy western mind who needs to operate in this world, but also wants to know how to surrender into the silence within - to refresh ourselves at a deep and subtle level - to experience deep peace.
Eckardt Tolle finds many insightful ways to explain this concept of freedom from the world, as the western mind has been conditioned for busy-ness, anxiety, fear and therefore needs to be reminded of the same simple truth in many different ways.
This has been a profound spiritual journey with Eckardt Tolle. So grateful I chose it!

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I enjoy Tolle, but this is often mind-numbing.

Mindfulness, and the focus of true living are often wonderfully illustrated by Tolle, but not in this collection. Thoughts often wander aimlessly, concepts remain unresolved, and the recording itself is substandard. A waste of time and money, and below the standards of typical Tolle.

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Always Phenomenal

I learn priceless bits of wisdom from every work. I have never been disappointed with Eckhart Tolle.

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Divine Emanations

I love listening to his talks. Always so inspiring, such depth in his voice, no matter the words. I get IT so easily just BEing in presence while he talks.

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Thinking differently out loud

I personally did not find this tangential, as another reviewer wrote, in fact I found it absolutely gorgeous. Just put in a pair of headphones while you’re walking or up in the morning and it’s like a little mini re-wire.
I do get it regarding another recorded retreat
I tried to listen to, which was hard for me to the point where I had to delete it (twice) because there was just too much giggling about negative examples of getting caught in your thoughts, almost constantly— I tried to wait for the lessons but I felt like you would have to be there for some of these recordings to make sense, or resonate really. That one was stressful for me to listen to, with all of the examples of how not to think, unfortunately. But that’s just my learning style, I still feel a student to him.
This one though, doesn't do that, not for me anyway, and I feel sensitive to that.
THIS particular retreat recording is helping a lot, even as much as his books, and like I said, is just beautiful. His lectures can be silly, which I like sometimes, but this one is excellent for audio for me.

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Great Audible! Wonderful teaching!

I love this audible and I cannot stop myself to listen over and over again...
Gratitude Eckhart Tolle to share your gift with us.

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best book ever ! outside of the power of now<br />

if you listen. and don't understand. listen again. and again. until you do.

this book is energized with the saturation of presence. it's fantastic if you listen with not just he mind.

peace

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  • Davie
  • 12-18-16

Blown Away

This has to be the greatest audiobook/retreat EVER. Words cannot describe how I feel. BUY THIS NOW

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  • Eillien
  • 05-26-17

Amazing

Relevant and Powerful whenever you listen to it. The themes and messages within will guide you throughout your life.

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  • P SKLAR
  • 01-21-17

Healing inspirational

Listening to this, average 30-40 minute slots, always makes me feel at peace and hopeful for humanity. Wisdom teaching without ego or self.

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  • richard2
  • 09-27-18

A recorded retreat - not an audiobook

Though Eckhart Tolle's writing is sometimes truly inspiring and insightful, this format does not work for me. A retreat is a setting where long pauses and repetitions don't matter much, but an audiobook demands more concise and organised speaking. I very much value his own reading of his books, and feel they convey his impressive thoughts far more effectively to me.

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  • Zulu101
  • 07-02-18

well worth a listen!

the future is NOW! this is highly recommended and has had a positive impact on me and my life situations. a strong message which hopefully will be adopted by many....including myself...or me...or both 😁

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  • Philip Dent
  • 02-11-18

Freedom from the world

Eckart tools embodies presence.....that's why his words have so much power.....every sentence is a gem!

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  • Dean
  • 03-15-17

brilliant!<br />

fills in some misunderstood parts for me that i didn't quite pick up in the power of now

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  • Jennifer Placek
  • 04-30-18

loved it!

there is so much wisdom in Eckhart' Tolle's words. So well and clearly communicated and with humour.. Very enjoyable listening. will be listening to this again.

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  • Sharon Costa
  • 03-02-19

Wisdom delivered with lightness and humour.

Totally Focused, inspirational and humorous.
Eckhart's gentle, soothing voice is settlling.
you will listen to it more than once.