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Publisher's Summary

Discover the timeless Presence beyond thought in this collection of meditations from Eckhart Tolle

We tend to think of meditation as a formal practice we block time out for each day. But what if every moment of your life was your meditation?

For Eckhart Tolle, meditation shouldn't be approached as a chore or a means to an end. Rather, meditation is something that you live. "The aim of meditation," states Eckhart, "is that it eventually becomes your normal state of consciousness." Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle points the way toward this quiet, constant state of Presence - where practice gives way to the realization of your innermost identity.

This retrospective collection gathers rare talks and classic meditations from Eckhart's extensive teachings, many of which have only been available to retreat participants. Over the course of eleven sessions, Eckhart leads you in meditations for breaking attachment to the stream of thought, easing suffering, discerning your "formless" self, and embodying Presence in every single moment.

Here Eckhart will guide you in discovering: 

  • The power of asking "Who am I?" as an inquiry practice
  • Why Stillness is much more than quieting the unruly mind
  • The true source of all creativity
  • The evocative poetry of Steve Taylor
  • Why awakening is a process of unlearning your assumptions and biases
  • The infinite space hidden between your thoughts
  • Recognizing yourself as embodied Presence rather than an accumulation of narratives
  • Understanding the movement of chi or prana in the body
  • The joyous simplicity of present-moment mindfulness
  • How to rise above the thinking mind rather than sinking below it

In Essential Meditations with Eckhart Tolle, you will find not only teachings about transcending the thought-based self, but a direct experience of Stillness itself.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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simply life altering

I have looked for direction in my life in so many ways . including lots of therapy. never have I been able to connect with a teaching, direction and a way of living as with this man.

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no more anxiety

educational. I love meditation now . no more anxiety and I feel great.... about myself and the world around me . way more positive and confident than I was

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great teachings

Eckhart has a great method to help clear your mind to get into a state of presence , I recommend for beginners and people that already meditate

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helps!

it gave me temporary freedom from my anxiety. I will keep practicing stillness in hopes it becomes my natural state.

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  • Matthew Jackson
  • 2020-03-06

Very good

This is one of my favorites from him, out of the 18 or so I’ve listened to

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-04-10

Life Changing

This audiobook has given my life direction: inwards. No words can suffice. You need to experience these meditations.

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  • Kerri
  • 2020-05-13

Poor quality rexording

Horrible sound quality. Unprofessional, sounds like a recording of a recording. I love the author, but meditation to a choppy static sounding recording is quite unpleasant. Was really surprised and disappointed

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  • Rose
  • 2020-04-20

Not what I expected

A lot of nothing. Lots of time used up in this book with silence. Then he starts talking again random thoughts he has even bringing up something he had read about somewhere. This just wasn’t what I had thought it would be.

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  • Eleanor lusignan
  • 2020-03-03

Not his best

I am an Eckhart Tolle fan. I have all his books in my library and
listen to them over and over. This was disappointing.
His usual dry wit was missing as was his enthusiasm.

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  • RSP
  • 2020-03-08

Essential Meditation

Eckhart Tolle's Very Best.
This is what the world is looking for
( tho most don't know yet )
Thank You !

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  • Lisa M.
  • 2021-03-26

A Tolle Worth Paying For

Okay... I AM a fan of Eckhart Tolle’s spiritual signposts but THIS study is a step-by-step actual process that not only explains the ongoing search for true Enlightenment, the reasons for, the goals of, the joy attained, but takes you through many processes of meditation in a simple, down-to-earth style. You refine meditations WITH him so the practice becomes rehearsed enabling you to continue on your own. It is with warmth, clarity, and humility that Tolle delivers an outstanding seminar!

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  • Jordan Myers
  • 2021-11-01

Powerful body meditations

This is my 2nd audiobook after Power of Now. Towards the end of the first chapter, Eckhart introduces an exercise where you lift your arm and asks "without touching anything, how do you know your arm is there?" The answer is inner feeling.

I had tried other meditation techniques for body awareness but for whatever reason, that really clicked with me and for the first time I felt like I finally left my head and got introduced to amazing feeling of presence in my body.

That experience alone was well worth the credit, but there's a lot more wisdom that I honestly only partially get right now but I'm sure will sink deeper the next time I listen to it.

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  • Keyur Patel
  • 2021-03-16

More Advanced

This is a fantastic audio. I have several other Eckhart audios and I love them all. There’s a lot of silence in this one, so I recommend it if you’re more advanced, otherwise it might be tough to get through. It’s heaven if you’re up for it!

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  • 2021-12-21

Wonderful -!

I love this one and listen daily. I feel you will enjoy it as well.

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