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annoying laughter in the audience by one particular man…. All the way through the seven and something hours really did require you to use every bit of skill learned from the great Eckhart Tolle. Worth getting but not one to listen to whilst lolling of to sleep
I have tried on and off for 8 months to get into this recording and haven't managed to do so - I do find Eckhart Tolle's voice quite difficult to listen to. I enjoyed his book, the power of now, but found these recordings didn't appeal to me at all.
I HATE to do this to a man I admire more than any other but this audio collection is impossible to listen to. I have heard hypnosis tapes with more verve and delivery. Tolle is a genius but his work is best absorbed via the written word because he has the delivery of a zombie - sorry Eckhart !!
This is a perfect companion to the best-selling books, and by far the best value when purchasing from the large range of Tolle audio on offer. I found this most useful to just meditate with, or have on in the car. Don't expect a narrative or, really, any sense of structure here. This is, for want of a better word, him rambling. But the rambling is very useful. Once you accept the pace and tone of the lectures, you can relax into it, and enjoy the moments of great humour and insight. Like any of Tolle's work, you either get it and instantly revel in it's genius, or feel completely frustrated by it and find it to be nonsense. I felt the former.
It is similar to most of his teachings but as with most of his teachings, he has the same basic teachings, he is not trying to add anything to the listener. The purpose of his teachings is to point to the truth. Once you recognize the truth, no matter which book of his you listen to. There have been a couple of his teachings that brought me to awakening. This was my first Eckhart Tolle audio. I had to listen to several others such as the Power of now, but it took listening to practicing the power of now for me to "get it"
It is similar to all of his teachings. I recommend practicing the power of now as it gives most of his message as well as some meditations included.
Eckart Tolle is a modern age spirtual teacher, with a good sense of humor. Of course,depends on your taste in humor. However, his teaching, where he does not hestitate to borrow from various conventional religious teachings to the more obscure are easliy undertsood - putting them into practice you will find is not something you can 'plan to do'. Read and find out...
I love his live recordings. His voice is quiet, you hear him clear his throat and you hear the audience which makes these recordings feel real - It's like I am at the retreat myself, listening to powerful teaching and I can go to the retreat as often as I want, over and over. I am utterly grateful for these resources and listen to them almost everyday.
"Finding joy in quiet"
I really enjoyed Eckhart Tolle as he shows us how to slow down and enjoy the true joy in silence. Enjoyable and worth the time to listen and learn.
"Not for Casual Listening"
Yes, if they were interested in meditation and spiritual development. Just like any subject you have to have an interest in it, otherwise it could be an excruciating experience. With Mr. Tolle I recommend borrowing one of his books to determine whether what he teaches resonates with you before purchasing his audiobooks.
I suppose anything written by Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche or the Dalai Lama because there are kernels of truth within the writing that guide you to be a better human being.
I believe it does. Mr. Tolle's voice is very soothing. He allows for frequent spaces in his discourse to both digest what is being taught and to be "naked" in the moment, as it were.
That we are constantly creating the story of "me" moment by moment. And we love to tell it to ourselves and others.
A word of warning - do not purchase this with the expectation of being entertained. Mr. Tolle does not talk excitedly nor enthusiastically about his subject. He is very calm, quiet, and soothing. He often produces significant gaps of time with no talking. He is sometimes funny. This is all for the purpose of bringing you to a calm, light, almost meditative state.
"a compulation of his work and very interesting"
in his style of audio you become very relaxed and mellow listening to his voice and it almost has a hipnotic effect as his voice and style and humor entertain and captivate the listener
all his little jokes and his style of laughing at himself and his whacky observations
so many points that it would take a notebook to fill
looking forward to getting a collection of his audio books to study and learn
"Excellent, Best to read the books first though"
I found the books by this author to be helpful and powerful, and these recordings are also very helpful.
I think people may have quite different reactions to it depending on their experience and the way they see the world, but I'm sure for many it will be helpful. I did not find his accent difficult to understand, although it is unusual by North American standards. And I like his sense of humor!
If you have not read any of his books, this may not be the best introduction, as for much of the recording he is addressing audiences that are familiar with his material, and so takes some things for granted in his talk.
The first session in the recording is somewhat like a guided meditation, that continues for somewhere around 2 hours. Not exactly a meditation, because he is speaking the whole time, but constantly inviting the audience to connect with their immediate experience and "enter the now". Recorded at a retreat, it really led me into a nice learning experience. I've listened to it more than once, and you needn't necessarily listen to the whole thing, you can drop in and out of it as well.
Well worth listening to!
Yes. Eckhart Tolle always generates a feeling of quiet and peace in me when I listen. He sometimes offers practical advice that is very helpful. Overall, his message is to stop and notice this moment right now and that's it. Simple. Peaceful.
"Love Eckhart but the Recording Needs Some Work"
Hearing Tolle speak.
I love the compilation which includes some of Tolle's greatest words of wisdom. But between each recording is the publisher's message which becomes very annoying after the second repetition.
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