Please join the NYU Office of Global Spiritual Life and the Eckhart Tolle Foundation for a night of spiritual teaching and discussion with Eckhart Tolle.
Reka Prasad, Assistant Director of MindfulNYU and the NYU Office of Global Spiritual Life, will facilitate a Q&A.
Presented as part of the new SKIRBALL TALKS series. Mondays at 6:30 during the academic terms, SKIRBALL TALKS hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more.
Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author who was born in Germany and educated at the Universities of London and Cambridge. At the age of 29, a profound inner transformation radically changed the course of his life. The next few years were devoted to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, which marked the beginning of an intense inward journey. Later, he began to work in London with individuals and small groups as a counselor and spiritual teacher. Eckhart shares his time between British Columbia, Canada and California. Eckhart Tolle is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Power of Now (translated into 33 languages) and the highly acclaimed follow-up A New Earth, which are widely regarded as two of the most influential spiritual books of our time.
Reka Prasad is Assistant Director of MindfulNYU, where she manages and runs mindfulness, meditation and yoga programming for the university. She is a native New Yorker who also works as a psychotherapist in private practice, facilitator and consultant for non-profits, universities, and businesses. Reka received her clinical education at New York University, The Ackerman Institute for the Family and the Justice Institute of British Columbia in family systems, complex trauma, mindfulness and focusing techniques. A long time meditator, Reka is a practicing Buddhist in the Theravada tradition and has studied through the Barre Center for Buddhist Study, New York Insight and Insight Meditation Society. She utilizes mindfulness in all areas of her work and has conducted guided meditations, mindfulness trainings and workshops on self care, racial trauma and spirituality in a variety of settings.
NYU Skirball is an accessible venue. ASL Interpretation will be provided for this event.
The Skirball Talks series is made possible in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.