Eckhart Tolle is author of the New York Times #1 best seller The Power of Now and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time. He is also a pioneer in using technology to disseminate his teachings. Through EckhartTolleNow.com, he gives monthly talks, live meditations, and answers questions from viewers.
Not aligned with any particular religion or tradition, Tolle excludes none. His profound yet simple teachings have already helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of his teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening is transcending our ego-based state of consciousness, a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for ending violence on our planet.
Eckhart was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating, and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work with individuals and groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher.
Widely recognized as one of the most original and inspiring spiritual teachers of the modern age, he now travels and teaches throughout the world.
What People are Saying About Eckhart Tolle
“I keep Eckhart’s book at my bedside. I think it’s essential spiritual teaching. It’s one of the most valuable books I’ve ever read.”
—Oprah Winfrey, Oprah.com
“I would do anything to be anywhere in the vicinity of Eckhart Tolle.”
—Jim Carrey, actor