Touching the Eternal

  • by Eckhart Tolle
  • Narrated by Eckhart Tolle
  • 16 hrs and 56 mins
  • Lecture

Publisher's Summary

Through the centuries, countless people from around the world have been coming to India, thirsty in their search for truth. Considered to be the birthplace of spirituality, India has produced more great mystics and spiritual teachers than any other country. What more fitting place for Eckhart to speak of the eternal Now? It is here on the banks of the holy Ganga, amidst the snow-capped Himalayas and the tremendous beauty of scarlet sunsets that a group of determined souls from around the globe met to sit together in silence. With Eckhart's guidance, the rigors of living in India served as teachers pointing to the release of attachment to form and to seeing deeper into the inner.
Join them in this transformational experience and allow yourself to be guided through words and stillness into the state of presence. This is the surrendered state of consciousness in which the very limitations of form become an opening into the divine. During this seven-day retreat, Eckhart speaks with humble authenticity, wisdom and humor on a wide range of subjects.
Lessons contained in this series: Children and spirituality, Conscious suffering, Self-esteem, Couple partnerships, Falling in love, Addiction, Guilt, Forgiveness, Prayer, Death and dying, Loneliness, Devotion.

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The "grittiest" (and deepest) of Tolle on audible

At the very beginning of this retreat you know it is going to be different from Tolle's other books and retreats. Maybe is is the influence of being in India but this is definitely the "grittiest" of the Tolle recordings available at audible.

What do I mean by "grittiest?" I mean the most realistic, the retreat that most acknowledges that not everyone is at the same level yet. The tone is not darker, but it is more nuanced.

For example, at the very beginning of the retreat he begins a familiar Tolle refrain, "you do not need more time." If you have listened to Tolle before you know what he means by that, you have everything you need in your life right now, there is nothing that you will have tomorrow that you do not have today. You can become present in your life right now. Check! Got it! I have heard this and I understand.

But wait! In this retreat he says, "well some of you do need more time." This made me pause for a moment. Really? Some of us do need more time. Why? Tolle goes on to say, "Because you may need more suffering." Ouch.

He says that some people - even some people at the retreat - may not yet be ready to be present because they are too attached to thoughts, material possessions, ego, etc. This is not new, but the way he emphasizes that some people might actually need to suffer more is a little different from the eight or so other Tolle books and retreats I have read.

The retreat itself is grittier, too. He talks to the retreat-attendees there in India about the limitations and hardships of being in India. This is the retreat that delves the most into these things. Even the questions the retreat attendees ask seem a little grittier.

This is also one of the longer audible Tolle offerings (which I think is great! The more the better). And the music used in this one is the most spiritual and inspiring too me.

Do not let this be your first Tolle book or retreat. For that I recommend of course the book "The Power of Now" that started it all or the fun and lighter retreat "Freedom from the World."

However, if you are a Tolle veteran and want to get into something long and deep and very real, this audio retreat is exceptional.
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- David "True multitasking is "reading" a book while walking, running, kayaking, doing chores, gardening, driving or just drifting off to sleep."

Transformative!

This retreat goes deeper than A New Earth and helps the cosmic evolution taking place now. It's a transformative class.

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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-10-2014
  • Publisher: Eckhart Teachings