Born in Germany / February 6, 1948 / Modern Teacher and Writer In 1977 at the age of 29, Tolle experienced an “inner transformation” after suffering long periods of suicidal depression after which he viewed the world around him “in a state of deep bliss”. It was a mind altering experience that changed the course of his life forever, eventually leading him to become one of the most popular and highly sought out spiritual teachers on the planet. Eckhart’s profound yet simple teachings have helped countless people throughout the world find inner peace and greater fulfillment in their lives. At the core of the teachings lies the transformation of consciousness, a spiritual awakening that he sees as the next step in human evolution. An essential aspect of this awakening consists in transcending our ego-based state of consciousness. According to Tolle, this is a prerequisite not only for personal happiness but also for the ending of violent conflict endemic on our planet”. For more information go to www.eckharttolle.com Eckhart Tolle | Official Site – Spiritual Teachings and Tools For Personal Growth and Happiness.