Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany, where he lived until he was thirteen years of age. After graduating from the University of London, he was a research scholar and supervisor at Cambridge University. When he was twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation radically changed the course of his life. After devoting many years to understanding, integrating and deepening that transformation, he has worked for the last ten as a counsellor and spiritual teacher, working with individuals and small groups in Europe and North America. He has lived in Vancouver, British Columbia, since 1996.