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Practicing Presence Lecture

Practicing Presence: A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher and Health Practitioner

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Publisher's Summary

What is the most essential trait for an effective healer or teacher? Intelligence, skill, and compassion are important, explains Eckhart Tolle, but without presence, our work in service of others falls short of its potential.

Practicing Presence is a retreat for health practitioners, educators, spiritual teachers—or anyone who shares wisdom—offering more than seven hours of Eckhart’s practical advice for those fostering transformation in others.

Covering a wide range of challenges and concerns specific to the helping professions, Eckhart discusses:

  • Rooting one’s work in stillness to become “a teacher of presence.”
  • Finding the balance between structure and formlessness in your teaching or healing modality.
  • The question of readiness for the would-be teacher or healer.
  • Financial considerations and the inherent egoic risks of charging money for services.

“To be there as nobody special—simply as a field of awareness—that’s the essence of being a successful healer or teacher,” explains Eckhart. For anyone working to support the well-being of others, Practicing Presence brings you an empowering series of pointers and guidelines for lasting transformation and healing.

Please note that 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.

©2011 Eckhart Tolle (P)2011 Eckhart Teachings

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    M.N. 02-08-13
    M.N. 02-08-13
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    "Tolle at his best"

    This is a very helpful guide for people in the service business that have come to a level of awakening. How to bring this new awareness into your work and life. Tolle brings his presence into this workshop in a remarkable way and guides you into being more present yourself while listening to his teachings. The audio quality is absolutely acceptable and one can hear him clearly. If you are looking for a helping hand to infuse your work and life with a level of awareness of the highest standard, this is it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 06-29-12
    Lisa 06-29-12

    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

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    "Awesome Tolle!!"
    Would you listen to Practicing Presence again? Why?

    Yes many times, because, with Tolle it is about grasping a concept and you might not get it the first time as you might not be ready, this book will be very helping in helping others going through trauma and pain, so th emore I listen to it th emore I can retain.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The lessons on presences and spaciousness.


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eckharts audio are much bett than reading because you can feel the inflection and understand and absorb better listening.


    Any additional comments?

    The comments about the audio has not affected my listening to this, it hasnt bothered me at all, there were a couple of times where you hear some type of noise such as maybe his mouth brusing the mic, but honestly it is a live recording. I wouldnt let that stopme from buying this great audio book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    sankaran United States 02-19-12
    sankaran United States 02-19-12 Member Since 2017
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    "the voice of the unmanifest"
    Where does Practicing Presence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    brilliantly


    Any additional comments?

    this audio is the voice of the unmanifest in the manifest world. to appreciate it - allow yourself to experience what is being said , not intellectualize....

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    dukeacem 05-06-15
    dukeacem 05-06-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Useful and full of personal anecdotes!"

    This has some of the funniest things I have heard him say after listening to 15+ of his books! If you want more stories of His past life this has about the most of them I've found so far. People asked a lot of great questions that he answers in this also.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Moats 09-28-14
    Joan Moats 09-28-14
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    "Out of Form into Energy"
    Where does Practicing Presence rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the top with some of the other Eckhart Tolle audiobooks. He is an incredible teacher, teaches by guided energy not form.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Taking you out of form


    Any additional comments?

    Amazing journey.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carroll Overbrook, OK, United States 12-07-11
    Carroll Overbrook, OK, United States 12-07-11
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    "Poor sound quality!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would not recommend this audio book, because the sound quality is very poor. As usual, Eckhart Tolle does an exceptional job, but the sound level is way too low and not real clear.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Sonntag Shelburne Falls, MA 04-01-17
    Daniel Sonntag Shelburne Falls, MA 04-01-17

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    "lovely"

    as a spiritual teacher in the West I found this very helpful and peacefully centering

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    Thomas Harrington 11-15-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Disappointing"

    Can't get past the first 2 hours to know if it gets better. Loved his Power of Now.

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    susan 07-19-15
    susan 07-19-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Profound spiritual teaching"

    Eckhart is enlightened and he is able to communicate what it means to be enlightened in very simple but profound ways. In this way he allows you to understand the teachings of Christ the Budda and others that is life changing!

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    Paul W. Johnson Somewhere in the USA 05-18-12
    Paul W. Johnson Somewhere in the USA 05-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent content - poorly recorded"
    What made the experience of listening to Practicing Presence the most enjoyable?

    Content was well delivered in Eckhart's style


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    microphone to close to his mouth when 'laughing' makes for a real distracting listen


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

    not possible


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  • Heydragonfly
    4/7/17
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    "Powerful, uplifting and thought provoking."

    This is my 5th or 6th book of Eckhart's, having started with The Power of Now. I was hoping that it wouldn't be repetitive and just rehashing what's already been said and I'm not disappointed at all. I had several more 'a-ha' moments with Practicing Presence and it's really helping me to bring what I connect with during meditation and quieter periods into my interactions and more frantic parts of life.
    Thankyou Eckhart you really are a prophet of our times, I'm going straight back to the start now as I enjoyed it so much!

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  • Mrs
    11/2/16
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    "Insightful, mindful, humorous, love it"

    I love listening to his lectures. We get to meet the real Eckhart. Wholly entertaining and thought provoking, and useful. Thank you!

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  • Stephen Knight
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    4/9/13
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    "Another excellent programme"

    Another excellent programme from Eckhart - a simple yet profound message, from someone who truly understands the power of living in the present moment.

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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