It is your job to be here and to embody the awakening consciousness on the planet.
An intimate, first-of-its-kind online training with Eckhart Tolle to help you:
Accelerate and live the shift from identification with the thinking mind to the freedom and simplicity of Presence
Learn 14 easily accessible approaches to build your "Presence Power," reduce suffering, and reclaim the joy of simply being
Actively take part in the collective awakening of human consciousness and the transformation of our world
A personal invitation
from ECKHART TOLLE
What we call “Presence” is the core of my teaching. Whenever I give talks, the words are meant to point to Presence—or to pure awareness. When you are present, you no longer derive your identity from the stream of thoughts in your head. Rather, you know yourself as the awareness in which all thoughts (and all things, for that matter) arise. This transition from being mind identified to living in Presence is the most important thing in your life. That really is the main purpose of your life, apart from any other personal purpose that you may have.
“The transition from being mind identified to living in Presence is the most important thing in your life.”
In my teaching, I also talk about the obstacles to the arising of Presence. In creating Doorways into Presence, our goal was to provide you with everyday skills and practices that I use in my own life to help you overcome these obstacles. Each of these practices is designed to take you beyond the thinking mind and awaken the Presence that is for many others still dormant.
It is increasingly vital for human beings to go through this shift in consciousness. And although it is a time of great turbulence, it is also a time of great opportunity—because it is most often through challenges that we begin to awaken. Doorways into Presence is intended to accelerate the awakening in you, and therefore, in humanity.
I wish you well on your journey,
Your Teacher on This Journey
Eckhart Tolle is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring and visionary spiritual teachers in the world today. With his international bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth—translated into more than 50 languages—he has introduced millions to the joy and freedom of living life in the present moment. The New York Times has described him as “the most popular spiritual author in the United States,” and in 2011, Watkins Review (now Watkins Mind Body Spirit) named him “the most spiritually influential person in the world.”
Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people around the globe experience a state of vibrantly alive inner peace in their daily lives. His teachings focus on the significance and power of Presence, the awakened state of consciousness, which transcends ego and discursive thinking. Eckhart sees this awakening as the essential next step in human evolution.
The Inspiration for Doorways into Presence
For years, students and followers of Eckhart Tolle have been asking for practices—for everyday skills and approaches to consistently apply his teachings—in order to step out of the thinking mind and into the stillness and insights we enjoy when we are fully present. In response to this popular demand, coupled with his recognition of an increasing need for greater awareness in these chaotic times, Eckhart has created the truly unique program that is Doorways into Presence. In his signature style, Eckhart flips the concept of spiritual practice from something you do outside of your ordinary routines into a lived experience that informs all that you’re already doing.
Just as a doorway serves as a threshold from one place to another, so too will the approaches and pointers in this course transport you from the conventional way of being in the world to something far more alive, essential, and responsive to the moment. Whether you’re involved in your typical daily routines, interacting with the people in your life, meditating, making art, running errands—each one of the insights you’ll experience in the course will serve to take you “out of the head” and into the Now. After all, as Eckhart teaches, our lives always and only unfold in the present moment.
With Doorways into Presence, you’ll discover a deeper sense of who you are, a greater purpose to your life, and a vaster appreciation of the mystery and miracle of our human incarnation.
The door to Presence is always open. With Eckhart’s guidance, we learn how to step through.
With Doorways into Presence, you are invited to…
Realize firsthand who you are beyond what Eckhart calls "the story in the head"—an eternal, inseparable aspect of the entire universe.
Transform the way you relate to other people, view your surroundings, and face the various ups and downs of modern life.
Reclaim your enjoyment in ordinary activities, and take greater satisfaction in the journey (instead of anxiously waiting to reach the destination).
Spend "a day in the life" of Eckhart—in the kitchen making tea, outside with a dog, skygazing on the back porch, and more—engaging practices to explore wherever you call home.
Doorways into Presence includes
7 weeks of instruction
Beautifully recorded with multiple high-def cameras in a home environment
14 life-changing practices
Accessible, concise, and suitable for both beginners and longtime students of Eckhart
Join Eckhart for a 90-minute live session covering the most popular questions.
Reflection questions, practice prompts, and additional insights to support your journey
A free 2-month Eckhart Tolle Now membership ($39.90 value)
Discover even more doorways into Presence with this immersive video archive of teachings and practices with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng
Two complementary bonus audios ($50 value)
Realizing the Power of Now (by Eckhart Tolle; 7.5 hours) and Meditations for a New Earth (by Kim Eng, introduction by Eckhart; 2.5 hours)
Who Is This Course For?
Readers of Eckhart Tolle
If you’ve read Eckhart’s bestselling books The Power of Now or A New Earth and you’d like to go further, this practice-based program enables you to create a structured, daily approach to his teachings—in your own way and at a pace that works for you.
Newcomers to the spiritual journey
Whether you’re looking for deeper meaning and purpose, seeking conscious ways to solve problems you’re facing, or longing for a greater sense of connection to the people and the world around you, Eckhart’s simple message and beginner-friendly exercises will support you as you begin a new adventure in your life.
Advanced students of Eckhart
The truly unique nature of this wonderfully close-up and personal series with Eckhart will be a fresh and unexpected experience for those already dedicated to his teachings, helping you reestablish the foundation of your practice and open to new discoveries and tools.
Socially conscious people
As members of a global society in an age of amazing technology, we’ve never been more aware of our interconnectedness, yet we’re also more aware of the painful divisions in our world. If you’re wanting to perform wise action to buoy us in these chaotic times, Doorways into Presence was expressly designed for the work of “creating a New Earth,” person by person.
Anyone who is suffering
Life always has its difficulties, but for many of us things seem harder than ever. Eckhart’s teachings and practices were born from his own journey through suffering and have been distilled into this course to bring you a sense of deep inner peace, freedom from what he calls “the torture of the mind,” and an empowering new outlook on life.
Spiritual seekers in any tradition
Members of any organized religion are welcome to explore Doorways into Presence. Eckhart draws on teachings from Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and more to share universal truths from the world’s great traditions.
Eckhart’s intention with Doorways into Presence is to allow you to integrate the realization of Presence into every part of your daily life, through activities you’re likely already doing and will engage in again and again.
The program includes:
More than 5 hours of video guidance delivered in 7 weekly sessions
Join the author for a real-time discussion of the most popular questions among our participants
Additional insights and writing prompts to round out your learning experience
Practice alongside fellow participants, and share encouragement and personal takeaways
Access more than 450 hours of teachings, meditations, practices, and Q&A with Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng
(a $39.90 value)
Realizing the Power of Now (by Eckhart Tolle) and Meditations for a New Earth (by Kim Eng, with an introduction by Eckhart)
(a $50 value)
3 additional bonus audios: Bringing Stillness into Everyday Life, Breaking the Habit of Negative Thinking and Self-Talk, and Finding Your Life's Purpose. (
One of the perks of working with Eckhart Teachings and Sounds True is we get to check out the newest programs before their publication dates. In these short testimonial videos, three of our staff members describe their experience with Doorways into Presence.
From anxiety to Presence
Wendy Pardo shares how Eckhart’s “Contemplating the Sky” practice enabled her to overcome suffering on the spot — and turn a stressful situation into an enjoyable connection with friends.
Dean Hurtt tells us how Eckhart’s personal demonstrations immediately expanded his ability to practice Presence with confidence — without engaging in thinking or a need to understand.
Making Presence my priority
Joe Ditta discusses the cumulative benefits of the everyday “anchors” to Presence taught in the course.
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In our first session, Eckhart discusses the need at this time for a collective awakening of consciousness, and how the practices in the course will help accelerate this shift as each one of us learns how to boost our “Presence Power” and step out of mind identification.
He then leads us in two foundational practices: “Sitting Quietly” and “Awareness of Objects.”
We greatly diminish our lives, teaches Eckhart, if we reduce the present moment to a means to an end. Session two builds upon the practices from week one, with three exercises to bring greater attention to ordinary activities we tend to perform with little to no awareness.
Join Eckhart in “Performing an Action Consciously,” “Present Moment Awareness,” and “Enjoy Your Drink Consciously.”
Interacting with Nature
“To really connect with nature you have to be there fully,” explains Eckhart. In our third session, he helps us lift “the veil of concepts” in order to experience plants, animals, and even inanimate objects like stones in a deeper, more alive way.
Eckhart leads us in two delightfully enjoyable practices: “Presence with Animals” and “Connecting with Nature.”
In session four, we graduate to more advanced exercises, with Eckhart’s take on classic awareness practices to help you step out of the habitual stream of thinking as you explore the art of “objectless” meditation.
Relax, replenish, and root into Presence with two practices: “Breath Awareness” and “Awareness of Sounds and Silence.”
The ego is not bad. Nor is it to have a personality or social roles. But our lives become dysfunctional if we only know ourselves as the bodies we inhabit and “the story in the head” about who we think we are.
In session five, Eckhart leads you in the great Indian sage Ramana Maharshi’s revered inquiry, “Contemplating ‘Who Am I?,'” and then his own signature practice, “Inner-Body Awareness.”
and Sharing Presence
A majestic horizon or brilliant starry sky evokes awe in us for a simple reason: when we are struck by a vast expanse of space, the mind is stopped in its tracks. And as Eckhart teaches, there is an equally vast spaciousness within you.
This week, Eckhart guides us in two profound practices: “Contemplating the Sky” and “Silent Transmission”—an advanced exercise for sharing Presence through words, touch, or the eyes.
“There is something sacred about the candle,” teaches Eckhart. “You can’t name it, but you can sense it.” In our final session, he shares the “Candle Flame Meditation,” a timeless, peaceful practice for aligning with the stillness of Presence and the light of consciousness in all things.
Doorways into Presence concludes with “The Imperative of Awakening,” a one-hour session where Eckhart discusses the evolution of consciousness as the destiny of humankind.
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If at any point you need Eckhart’s guidance on a topic not specifically addressed in the course, there’s a great chance you’ll find what you’re looking for on Eckhart Tolle Now. In addition to a supportive community, you’ll discover practical approaches to bringing Presence to your relationships, your work, your creative pursuits, and so much more.
Given his worldwide popularity, millions of people have read Eckhart’s books, watched his videos, and attended his live events. Yet never before have we filmed Eckhart “behind the scenes” actually demonstrating the approach and attitude toward daily living that he so often describes in his talks. Doorways into Presence is not just a timely program to help us meet the challenges of our modern world, it is a one-of-a-kind collection of everyday guided practices with Eckhart to train you in a new way of being—to strengthen your ability to break free from reactivity, overcome stress and anxiety, find new appreciation for the little things in life and ordinary daily activities, and significantly reduce the amount of suffering in your life and in the lives of those around you. We know that may sound cliché, but we’re confident that you’ll find it to be quite true! And if you happen to be brand new to the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, this course is an ideal starting point.
By design, the practices in Doorways into Presence are indeed simple, yet they are all based on what Eckhart calls “the primordial spiritual practice: returning to the Now.” The thinking mind has a tendency to tell us that big changes require complex steps. However, as Eckhart explains, “The foundation for the so-called future is always the present moment,” and the practices in this course give you several effective ways to maintain that foundation and empower your actions with a wisdom deeper than the mind. In fact, it may be better to think of them not as practices, but as ever-ready pointers to the spaciousness and depth of Presence that is always available.
We guarantee that whatever time you spend, it will take place in the present moment! (We couldn’t help ourselves.) The practices were designed to be relatively short, so you’ll only need about an hour of screen time for each week’s video and workbook exercises. There will also be a 90-minute live Q&A with Eckhart that will happen midway through the course. In addition, every other week there will be hour-long live community sessions. Therefore your time commitment should average no more than a couple of hours per week. That said, the intention for the course is that you will integrate a variety of the practices into your daily life; in that sense, you can extend your practice time for as long as it feels comfortable for you.
As the saying goes, “It’s called spiritual practice, not spiritual perfect.” Because awakening is an ongoing process, our intention for the free two-month Eckhart Tolle Now membership is to give you additional teachings and practices to explore at your own pace, plus helpful Q&As on a variety of topics and challenges. With more than 450 hours of exclusive video content and an active international community, Eckhart Tolle Now will help you keep the doorways to Presence wide open and available to you, especially in situations that might cause reactivity or regression into less-than-conscious habits.
We understand financial hardships and want to support all those on the path of awakening. Limited full scholarships and partial scholarships are available to those with legitimate financial need. To apply for a scholarship, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a scholarship application. The deadline for all scholarship applications is Monday, October 2, 2023. You will receive an email on Thursday, October 5, 2023, if you have been selected to receive a scholarship.
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