The Practice of Presence

A Retreat for the Eckhart Tolle Now Community


FEBRUARY 23 - 26, 2017

Omni La Costa Resort and Spa


Eckhart Tolle
Kim Eng

Nearly a decade ago, Eckhart Teachings and Sounds True launched a program known as “Eckhart Tolle TV,” sharing all-new monthly video teachings by Eckhart Tolle and Kim Eng in an interactive online setting. Known today as Eckhart Tolle Now, we’ve grown to become a worldwide community where thousands of people per month from over 130 countries engage in the life-changing wisdom contained in our expanding video archive.

We couldn’t have done it without you and your support.

As members of the Eckhart Tolle Now community, you have a unique connection to the work of Eckhart and Kim. You’ve helped us to shape the programming content itself through your personal submissions of questions for Eckhart, Kim, and their guests. And you’ve helped to keep the conversation going through our online forums, “Pass It On” clips, “Present Moment Reminders,” and more.

In celebration of the Eckhart Tolle Now community, Eckhart and Kim are offering a four-day retreat from February 23–26, 2017 in Carlsbad, California, at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

The Practice of Presence will immerse you in daily teachings with Eckhart and Kim, including question-and-answer sessions, guided meditation, Presence Through Movement with Kim, and ample time for relaxing in your own way in the beautiful surroundings of La Costa.


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    Daily teachings and guidance

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    Presence Through Movement practice with Kim Eng

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    The support and companionship of your fellow Eckhart Tolle Now community members

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    Group meditation and question-and-answer sessions

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    Ample time for personal reflection and enjoying stillness in nature

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    Optional activities including golf, tennis, personal fitness, or rejuvenating in the spa and wellness center

The Venue

The pristine Omni La Costa Resort and Spa is a gateway to serenity. With its world-class amenities and dining destinations, 600 luxurious rooms, suites, and villas, as well as the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the La Costa provides an ideal venue for a retreat dedicated to exploring the inner life and deepening presence.

A special lodging package inclusive of a private breakfast and lunch for participants is offered for $364 for a single room and $469 for a double room.

Rooms must be reserved by January 30, 2017 in order to get our special group rate and participate in the retreat meals.

Please note, rooms will likely sell out prior to that time so we encourage you to book your room now.

Need a roommate? Visit our MeetUp forum to connect with other participants


Daily breakfast and lunch will be served in a private dining room for Eckhart Tolle retreat participants beginning with breakfast on Friday, February 24 and ending with lunch on Sunday, February 26.

Breakfast and lunch with the group is included in your room rate at La Costa.

Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be offered.

For dinner, guests are encouraged to dine at one of the several restaurants at La Costa or visit nearby restaurants in Carlsbad and Encinitas.

If you are staying offsite, meal tickets can be purchased separately onsite. We strongly encourage participants to stay onsite at the La Costa Resort to participate with the community and immerse yourself in the retreat experience.


Omni La Costa is located in Carlsbad, California, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego.

Nearby airports:

  • San Diego International Airport—SAN (30 miles)
  • Orange County/Santa Ana Airport—SNA (61 miles)
  • Los Angeles International Airport—LAX (89 miles)

Self-parking is complimentary for our retreat participants.


Opening Day: Thursday, February 23

3:00–7:00 pm

Retreat Registration

7:00 pm

Doors Open

7:30–9:00 pm

Eckhart Tolle Opening Talk

Closing Day: Sunday, February 26

9:30 am

Doors Open

10:00 am–12:00 pm

Eckhart Tolle Closing Talk

The daily schedule will be announced at a later date.


This event now has a waitlist.

Tuition only. Lodging and meals are paid separately through Omni La Costa Resort and Spa.

An Eckhart Tolle Now membership is required in order to attend this retreat. If you are not a member, we will send you an email with details about purchasing a membership for as little as $19.95.