A New Earth, An Interactive Web Event
Oprah Winfrey. She’s known around the world by just about everyone as a humanitarian, a talk show host, an actress, an avid reader, and the list goes on. Being all about empowerment here at DivaVillage, we, of course, love Oprah. When we heard about her latest venture, a live interactive webcast centering around Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth, we were intrigued and excited to watch it all unfold.
"Being able to share this material with you is a gift and a part of the fulfillment of my life's purpose," Oprah Winfrey said on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, as she revealed the 61st Oprah's Book Club selection, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. She added, "It was an awakening for me that I want for you, too."
A New Earth Live Webcast with Oprah & Eckhart Tolle
|On Monday, March 3rd, Oprah attempted something that’s never been done before. Over 500,000 people simultaneously logged on to watch Oprah Winfrey and Eckhart Tolle lead a live interactive classroom discussion. Each Monday night for the next ten weeks, Oprah and Eckhart Tolle will be meeting with people around the world to discuss his revolutionary book A New Earth and the significance it has for each of our lives. Each weekly class will correspond to a chapter from A New Earth, with the discussion focusing on the chapter's themes.|
About Eckhart Tolle's A New Earth
Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual guide to creating a better way of living and a better world to live in. Eckhart Tolle is a gentle guide for change, first in ourselves and then in the world. Addressing the dysfunction all around us, he encourages us to see the source--our egos, which he explains in some depth but also puts simply as "the voices in our head." Letting go of our egos, we will let go of much of our pain, and will be able to embark on a journey of discovery and "re-creation." Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. There is much of the natural world in his argument, as he encourages us to connect to the things in the earth and sky that can bring enlightenment. Tolle reflects that we are microcosms of the larger universe, and that human consciousness and the physical world are connected. If we break free from old ways of thinking and seeing, we can change ourselves, individually and collectively. We can, in his view, create a "new species," one more fully awakened, that can then "re-create" Earth.
Become a Part of this Ground-breaking Event
If you missed Monday’s class, it’s not too late! You can still catch the web event on Oprah.com, and sign up to be included in upcoming classes. Of course, you should begin by getting Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth and reading chapter one! Then go to Oprah.com to download your Chapter 1 workbook which you will need for the webcast. Once you sign up for the class, you will be sent your Chapter 2 workbook and can begin to prepare for the next class! Ask Oprah or Eckhart Tolle any question you desire with the interactive live webcast next Monday, March 10th, and learn with the rest of the world how one person can enact worldly change!
Article Written by: Amy Taylor; Amy is a graduate of FIDM in Los Angeles and is always looking for ways to better herself and the world around her.