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A New Earth web discussion by Tolle and Oprah

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:00 pm
by presentlybythesea
A New Earth will be the topic for a web discussion by Tolle and Oprah. She has chosen it as her book club selection. ... arth/8046/

Re: A New Earth web discussion by Tolle and Oprah

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:23 am
by kiki
Note: This is a copy of my original post from the General Tolle Discussion. I am adding it to presentlybythesea's thread as a little extra promotion ~ kiki

I just caught the end of Oprah today (Jan. 30) and she recommended people read A New Earth as part of her book club and then participate in a 10 week "class" led by ET on He will be available for live interaction, answering questions submitted to her site. It will be interesting to see what happens after ET becomes more known through this event.

Edit: Their class/discussion will commence Monday, March 3 and will continue once a week on each succeeding Monday evening (I'm not sure about the time) for 10 weeks, with each class devoted to one chapter. If you want to participate you must register; do that by clicking on the above link. I don't know if registration is limited, so just in case, register early. It may take some time because I sense a lot of people will be trying to do the same thing.

Re: A New Earth web discussion by Tolle and Oprah

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:56 am
by Webwanderer
From the website:
Are You Ready to Be Awakened?
For the first time ever, you can join Oprah and best-selling author Eckhart Tolle as they teach A New Earth in Oprah's worldwide classroom live Monday nights on

By reserving your seat for this 10-week interactive webinar, you'll be able to:

* Watch and participate in the live classroom webcasts
* Ask Oprah and Eckhart questions before and during class
* Connect with others who are seeking to become more aware of themselves—and the world around them
* Download and save your thoughts in an exclusive workbook
* Access the classroom video archives…and more!

Reserve your seat now and find out what you need for the first class on Monday night, March 3, at 9/8c.
(Eastern Standard Time - USA)

Re: A New Earth web discussion by Tolle and Oprah

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:06 am
by Webwanderer
This invitation came from an email via the Oprah book club:

An Invitation

"Why write another book?" a friend of mine commented when I told him I had just started writing A New Earth. "What else can you possibly say that you haven't said already in The Power of Now?"

I could see his point. Countless people from all over the globe had been writing in to tell me that reading The Power of Now had been a life-changing experience for them. So why was I writing another book?

The process began in the same way as it had with The Power of Now—a strong sense that there was a book that wanted to be written. It felt almost as if the book already existed in the unmanifested realm and wanted me to bring it into this world. Many times in my life, it has been my experience that the most powerful starting point for any endeavor is not the question, What do I want?, but What does Life (God, Consciousness) want from me? How do I serve the whole?

Already in the early stages of writing A New Earth, I realized that, although the same essential truth was being expressed (or rather pointed to) as in The Power of Now, this truth was being approached in a very different way. It was pointed to through narrative rather than dialogue, and although it was expressed powerfully, it was approached less forcefully, somewhat more gently. And the teaching had been evolving. Some of the new perspectives and helpful pointers that had spontaneously arisen in hundreds of talks and teaching sessions I had given all over the world during the seven years after The Power of Now was first published became incorporated into the new book. But there was also an added sense of urgency, a realization that what the planet and humanity need most is a shift in consciousness, a spiritual awakening. Without it, we perpetuate the insanity of the past (which we can see most clearly in the history of the 20th century) or, at best, we only treat the symptoms of the disease, not the underlying cause. The disease, of course, is the collective dysfunction of the egoic mind.

Although The Power of Now reached far more people than I ever thought possible, I realized, even as I was writing A New Earth, that the new book would make the teaching, without diluting it, accessible to an even wider audience, including the many people who perhaps would not have dreamt of reading a spiritual book but have within them an unrecognized longing for spiritual awakening. With Oprah's support and blessings, this wider audience is now being reached. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Oprah for her enormous contribution to the awakening of humanity and the arising of a new earth.

I invite you to join Oprah and myself in our weekly online sessions. We will be studying
A New Earth, but not as an academic subject or in order to acquire new theories or beliefs. Our aim is to explore through the teachings of the book the most important question you can ask: What is the purpose of my life and how do I fulfill that purpose? It will be a course in self-exploration and awakening. It will help you see what the dysfunctional patterns are within yourself that create unnecessary conflict and suffering and prevent you from finding true fulfillment. Hopefully, it will also help you access a dimension within yourself that perhaps you didn't know existed or only caught glimpses of on rare occasions. Don't be trapped for the rest of your life within the narrow confines of your personal history and your conditioned personality and allow your life to be transformed from within, through the power of consciousness itself.

—Eckhart Tolle