Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now, Intro and Chapter 1: You Are Not Your Mind

  • February 4, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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On February 4, 2014 we will begin reviewing Eckhart Tolle’s first ground-breaking book “The Power of Now. ” It was first published in 1997 in Vancouver, then republished in the US. Since then it was translated into 33 languages including Arabic. As of 2009, it was estimated that three million copies had been sold in North America alone.

On this day we will review the book's Introduction where Eckhart reveals the origins of his book and then Chapter 1: You Are Not Your Mind. We will be introduced to the concept of enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. Behind the disease called thinking and our identification with our thoughts lies the end of our suffering. We will introduce the concept of “watching the thinker” and emotions as the body’s reaction to our mind.

We recommend that you read each Chapter in advance and come prepared to discuss your reflections, opinions and questions. Handouts will be presented and a corresponding audio/video segment will also be likely played and discussed during the meeting.

Please RSVP and join us!


Your Organizer Dagmar


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  • soumya

    When is the next meeting? Thank you for letting me attend with a baby.. sorry for creating any disturbance during the discussion. I loved every minute of it that i could stay.

    February 13, 2014

  • David

    This is a fantastic group! It was a great meeting. :-)

    February 5, 2014

  • Dagmar T.

    Thanks to all who came to the launch of The Power Of Now book review series. What a meeting! Record audience count of 24 incl. a 4-months-old guest , a nice mix of experienced Tolle aficionados as well as rookies, and, as usually, not enough time!!! Eckhart’s soothing voice led us into the lasting moment of presence where we just knew, not merely believed, that we are not our mind, that the way out of pain and suffering is getting out of identification with our thoughts. A great thanks to Dr. Sam for his parable of underwater swimmer’s air bubbles rising up to the water surface (they are empty, remember?) and to all who shared, asked, answered, or otherwise guided us through this great discovery process. See you in 2 weeks! And stay tuned for an update about our meetup social – coming up soon!

    1 · February 5, 2014

  • MARIANNE

    Sorry. My dog is sick. I decided to stay home tonight

    February 4, 2014

  • Melissa

    My mother Patricia hinds and sister Linsey Oneill will be there in place of me. I have to leave early in the morning and I can't make it.

    February 4, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Can I bring a plus one who is also interested?

    February 4, 2014

    • Dagmar T.

      Please monitor your attendance status on the web site as this afternoon I see people changing their RSVPs if they know they can't make it. When the slots are released, people on waiting list are moved into the attendee status automatically in the order they were placed on the waiting list. But I'd say please come, we will try to accommodate all who come.

      February 4, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Would love to come

    1 · February 4, 2014

    • Dagmar T.

      Carolyn, I'd say that you come and see if all who RSVP-ed arrive. We would like to accommodate all that are interested.

      February 4, 2014

  • Evie W.

    Sorry to have to miss tomorrow's meeting but have a toothache that is taking precedence over all else at the moment! :-(

    February 3, 2014

  • soumya

    I have a 4 month old who I can make sure won't disturb you all. Can I bring her with me?

    February 1, 2014

    • Sarah E H.

      Personally I'm fine with it but I can only speak for myself of course. I'm not sure what the policy of the library is. :)

      February 2, 2014

    • Dagmar T.

      Hi, Soumya, I checked the Library policy and didn't find any reference regarding bringing babies into the meeting rooms. If she is a quiet baby and you don’t think that the audios we play and our discussions will be disturbing to her I think it should be fine.

      February 3, 2014

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