• Freedom from the World

  • By: Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by: Eckhart Tolle
  • Length: 13 hrs and 39 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Release date: 09-10-14
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Eckhart Teachings
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (770 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This series represents an opportunity to participate in a one week retreat with Eckhart and so to go deeper into stillness - becoming one with who you are in the depth of your Being. A certain degree of spiritual maturity, however, is required of anyone wishing to participate fully in this retreat series.
What is spiritual maturity? You know the meaning of presence, not as a concept, but as a living reality. The retreat will help you to enter that dimension more deeply, to always know yourself as consciousness (rather than “this” or “that”), and to manifest this realization - your true purpose - in your daily life.

Lesson 1: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Thinking (1hr. 02min)
Lesson 2: Conscious Living (1hr. 27 min.)
Lesson 3: Do you know Who You Are? (1hr. 32 min.)
Lesson 4: The Power of Life (1hr. 36 min.)
Lesson 5: Freedom from the World (1hr. 22 min)
Lesson 6: Eternal Life (1hr. 32 min.)
Lesson 7: Give up the Search! (1hr. 31 min.)
Lesson 8: Questions and Answers: Fear, Anxiety, Suicide, Choices and more (1hr. 33 min)
Lesson 9: Questions and Answers: Surrender, Enlightenment, Ego (1hr. 27 min.)

©2011 Eckhart Teachings (P)2011 Eckhart Teachings
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5 out of 5 stars
By David C. Newland on 12-06-14

My Favorite Audio book ever

I would say that Tolle has changed my life, but he would object to that and say that presence has changed my life. Either way, My life is a better place now than before I started listening to Eckhart Tolle.

I thought that the Power of Now was my favorite book, and then I listened to the "Art of Presence" and I was hooked on listening to Eckhart conducting live retreats. He works without notes so it is different every time and it is simply amazing.

Now that I have listened to this retreat, "Freedom from the World" I name this as the best audio I have ever listened to. It is long and that is great! The longer the better.

It feels like I am in the retreat with him. I can hear the people laugh (Eckhart is quite funny) and he talks about small details like what the people are doing for an outing and when the members of the retreat will be practicing silence.

I cannot believe that I am saying this, but the retreats are even more helpful and more accessible than "The Power of Now" or "A New Earth."

I own a couple of hundred audio books and most of them are wonderful and extraordinary. But I find myself listening to Tolle every chance I get. As soon as I have finished listening to this retreat (I still have a couple of hours left) I will probably just begin listening to it all over again.

Thank you for making these Tolle retreats available. This is the power of audio. This is as good as it gets! Now I am going to get back to listening!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lauren Adams on 01-31-15


I love the book narrations for "The Power of Now" and "A New Earth", but I think I like this open format that Eckhart takes in this audio even more. He is such a genuine speaker and his words move me to consciousness every time I listen. Great audio, very insightful.

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5 out of 5 stars

Eckhart Tolle at his very best! In my opinion!

What made the experience of listening to Freedom from the World the most enjoyable?

Eckhart Tolle feels like a personal friend of mine. I have followed him for many years and work with his teachings on a daily basis in my work as a counsellor and coach. Listening to him on the Audible App is awesome. His teachings are not only incredible and profound but he is able to bring humour into the equation too, in his own unique humble way.


What did you like best about this story?

The story of PRESENCE is THE most important story of ALL.CWhat could be more important?

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I love his wisdom and his humour which shows frequently throughout the whole audio.

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

I couldn't listen to the whole audio in one.It needs to be mindfully internalised to be fully understood.

Any additional comments?

Awesome! Highly recommended! Buy it!


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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs. Suzi Tyler on 11-10-15

Refreshing Humorous Treat

Playful, nourishing, amusing ...thoroughly satisfying. Great to listen to anytime - day, evening, bedtime, in night...Eckhart is my favourite spiritually enlightened comedian. I instantly smile when I hear him chuckling away.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Us Godage on 06-10-17

Just Perfect!

Where does Freedom from the World rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Top Five

Who was your favorite character and why?

None other than Eckhart Tolle

What about Eckhart Tolle’s performance did you like?

His calm delivery and subtle humour

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh at his subtle jokes

Any additional comments?

This is the same as "Freedom from the World: Bridging the Dimensions of Form and Formlessness". Not sure why Audible lists the same with two titles.

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