Eckhart Tolle: a fan site

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June 2008 - New Eckhart Tolle Book: Milton's Secret
According to amazon.com, the book will be released on October 31, 2008. The full title is Milton's Secret: An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When, and The Power of Now.

To see the book covers and read a bit more about the book, click here.

March 2008 - Eckhart Tolle & Oprah Webcast Downloads
I'm pretty sure that virtually everyone who is the least bit interested in the teachings of Eckhart Tolle would like to listen to the webcast made available for download at Oprah's website: Right now there are 3 formats available of the first webcast: Ipod Video, mp3 and m4a. You may also read an excerpt from the transcript of the first webcast.

October 2006 - Eckhart Tolle MP3 Downloads
As of a few weeks ago Amazon.com are offering a wide variety of mp3 downloads. These happen to include several audio CDs of Eckhart Tolle. You can buy the whole album, or even single tracks. I made a slideshow of the available albums. Enjoy.


October 2005 - Eckhart Tolle's New Book Finally Published

A New Earth Cover It's been a little over a year ago that I found out that Eckhart Tolle is planning to release a new, full length book. And now finally it has been published. The final title is A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose.

You can order the American hardcover edition of the book from amazon.com.

22nd of November 2004 - Eckhart Tolle Discussion Community
With the kind assistance and support of Heidi of Peacethings.com I have created an Eckhart Tolle Discussion Community. I would love it if you visit it, introduce yourself and join the discussions.

My Introduction:

I have created this website because Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now has been a great source of peace and wisdom in my life. It is my desire and intent to make an online resource that would be helpful at promoting Eckhart Tolle's teachings.

If you are unfamiliar with Tolle's teachings I strongly recommend that you read the first chapter from The Power of Now. I was totally captivated by it and immediately knew that I must read this book. Reading The Power of Now impacted me more deeply than I am able to express, and now I wish to share this beautiful book of wisdom and peace with as many people as I can. This website is my attempt to do so.

If you enjoy the pages of this site and find them useful, please consider recommending it to your friends. If you own a website, no matter how small, placing a link to the site would be of great help in making it more available to people who may benefit from its content. Each incoming link counts.

About Eckhart Tolle:

Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany, where he spent the first thirteen years of his life. After graduating from the University of London, he was a research scholar and supervisor at Cambridge University. When he was twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey.

Eckhart Tolle is not aligned with any particular religion or tradition. In his teaching, he conveys a simple yet profound message with the timeless and uncomplicated clarity of the ancient spiritual masters: there is a way out of suffering and into peace.

Eckhart is currently traveling extensively, taking his teaching and his presence throughout the world.

Eckhart Tolle's Spiritual Transformation:

The story which I describe briefly in the introduction to the book is that for many years I lived in a state of great fear and continuous fluctuation between states of depression and high anxiety. This was to the point of becoming almost unbearable. One night I woke up in the middle of the night, as I had many times before, in a state of even more intense dread and fear. The mind had lots of reasons why I was feeling fearful, and yet that state was continuous no matter what my external situation was. It became so unbearable that suddenly the thought occurred to me, "I cannot live with myself any longer." That thought was the trigger for a transformation. The thought kept repeating itself many times in my head and then suddenly there was a stepping back from the thought and a looking at the thought. I asked, "Who is the 'I' and who is the self that I cannot live with?"

In Zen they have koans and it's almost as if a koan spontaneously appeared in my mind. A koan's purpose is to destroy conceptual thinking because it has no answer on a conceptual level. So, I asked, "Who is the self that I cannot live with? Are there one or two? If I cannot live with my self, who is that self?" And then, beyond thought, there was a recognition of the "unhappy me," as I later called it, as being something completely non-substantial and fictional. Then consciousness withdrew completely from identification with that "unhappy me." At that moment the whole structure of the "unhappy me" and its pain collapsed because the withdrawal of identification was so complete. What was left was simply beingness or presence. There was still a moment of fear. It felt like being drawn into a hole within myself, a vast whirlpool, and a realization arose in my chest, "Resist nothing." That was the key. Then resistance was relinquished and I don't know what happened after that.

All I do know is that the next morning I woke up and even before opening my eyes I heard the sounds of birds and it was so precious; everything was so precious. Then I opened my eyes and everything was alive and new and fresh as if I had never seen it before. And I walked around and picked up things and looked at them. I was amazed at everything. There was no understanding of it. I was not even trying to understand anything. It was just so beautiful. Then I walked around the city in the same state, even in the midst of traffic. I was in a state of amazement and it was all so beautiful.

(From The Awakening West - Clear Visions Publications)

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