Monday, October 12, 2009

Eckhart Tolle's Buddhism

Speaking of Faith (APM)
Tolle is a spiritual teacher who seems to have experienced some stage of enlightenment, is the best-selling author of A New Earth and The Power of Now.

Host Krista Tippett creates a space in her interview and conversation with Eckhart Tolle as he shares his youthful experience of depression and despair — suffering that led him to his own spiritual breakthrough, which ultimately gave way to freedom and peace of mind. He explains what he calls "the pain body" — the accumulated emotional pain that may influence us and our relationships in negative ways. Tippett gets Tolle to open up about Buddhism, spirit, God, fame and what those concepts mean to him.