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Transcending the Ego

Finding Our Roots in Being
Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
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"Many spiritual traditions have described our everyday level of consciousness as a kind of dreamlike state—which for many of us feels like a nightmare we can't seem to escape.

Awakening from this dream, explains Eckhart Tolle, starts by coming into a new relationship to the present moment—and discovering who we are beneath the noisy surface of our lives. Recorded at Riverside Church in New York City, Transcending the Ego offers Eckhart's helpful pointers for realizing what he calls our "being nature"—our deeper identity beyond the personal sense of self.

Eckhart begins by describing the suffering inherent in the pursuit of "egoic fulfillment" and how turning to the mind rarely, if ever, produces inspired solutions. In this foundational talk, he shares guidance on remaining rooted in presence as we meet the challenges of our lives, discussing:

  • A simple practice for embracing internally "the things that happen"
  • The universal longing to be ourselves fully
  • The illusory "I" and the timeless "I"
  • Openness to life and the power of allowing
  • Stillness and intuitive knowing

"When we relinquish resistance to the present moment, we become the space for whatever arises," teaches Eckhart. Transcending the Ego brings us his insights for the continuous practice of bringing presence into daily life, and exploring the peace and freedom of being.

©2011 Eckhart Tolle (P)2011 Eckhart Teachings
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An excellent companion to the already familiar. Eckhart's humour and wisdom shines through. I'm even a fan of his 'sound effects' and impressions of troubled thought processes. Love it!

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Simply amazing. 10/10

Love the dulcett tones and wisdom. Eckhart really has a way with words and is skilled in the fine art of delivery.

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Possibly the best introduction to Tolle's teaching

It's got funny moments, is not too long but has within it the vital teaching. I great introduction.

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great book<br /><br />

it awsome book as not too long and its easy to listen to again and again. good humour as well.

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  • Veronica Morales
  • 30-01-15

Master

Another great speech by a great master! Thank you for your existence Eckaht Tolle... You brought so much to the world

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  • TreazureLuv
  • 07-03-16

The Journey's Start

Helped to solidify the joy in silence. Ego explained unlike anything before. This was enjoyed and often shared.

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  • Tegg
  • 27-11-17

just what I needed

ego has been running rampant in me but I have understood it to be leading me to an understanding of things. I'm so thankful for people like Ekhart to share what is. I have nothing to complain about.

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  • Joe Sauvage
  • 20-10-17

A serious must listen

This transcendent beautiful talk goes very deeply into the simple and profound truth of being, stillness and presence. A masterpiece delivered from the profound depth of Eckhart's heart, that place of silence. Simply a beautiful transmission that can be a door into the depth of Being. One can only be sincerely grateful to be sharing this Now with Eckhart Tolle.

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  • Abgirl
  • 07-04-14

Not for anyone who hasn't followed the author

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If you haven't read the Power of now and the new earth you will feel lost. If you have, it's a good listen, but not my favorite.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-07-20

I inhale every word

Since my mind has made a shift in consciousness Eckhart Tolle has become one of my most important streams of information.

Yet again I was touched by every word from him as well as the subtle and sweet laughs it caused.

Highly recommend listening to his speech ... if needed even multiple times- it’s worth it.

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  • M
  • 28-05-20

Audible needs to put better descriptions.

This is barely an hour long. It’s a live speech and the sound quality is awful. Audible presented it like it’s a full length book for almost $15

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  • Linda Day-Emerson
  • 28-02-20

Silence, simply put, with a touch of humor.

A subject often difficult to comprehend. Eckhart Tolle is genius at keeping it simple without talking down to his audience.

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  • michael stumpf
  • 13-07-19

Short presentation

Thought I was buying a book not a one hour seminar. So disappointing But the message great.

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  • LadyOrelia
  • 27-10-18

Narrator's speed of delivery was very slow, monotone, informative, enjoyed the content. I had to listen to it twice for clarity and still feel I should read the book myself.