March 3, 2014Los Angeles—The all-new season of the Emmy Award-winning daytime series “Super Soul Sunday,” designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them, premieres with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine on Sunday, March 23 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Immediately following is the premiere of the 10-part series, Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth, which debuts Sunday, March 23 at 12 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.The new season of “Super Soul Sunday” features Academy Award-winning actress and spiritual seeker Shirley MacLaine; media mogul and founder of The Huffington Post Arianna Huffington; spiritual teacher and bestselling author of The Seat of the Soul Gary Zukav; Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 author and bestselling author of The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd; bestselling author and Omega institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser; award-winning time-lapse filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg; Harvard researcher and bestselling author of Happiness Advantage Shawn Achor; television writer and relationship author Tracy McMillan; and spiritual teacher and author of Falling Into Grace Adyashanti.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth is based on Oprah’s groundbreaking and wildly successful 2008 web series on Eckhart’s New York Times bestselling book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. In this 10-part series, Oprah and Eckhart take viewers on a chapter-by-chapter journey through Eckhart’s seminal work. These thought-provoking discussions, framed with brand-new content, will teach viewers how to focus and become more aware and present, and to begin to understand the motivations of the ego.
Sunday, March 23
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Legendary Actress Shirley MacLaine: The Soul of A Star
(11 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET/PT)
Oprah sits down with legendary actress Shirley MacLaine to discuss her illustrious career, her longtime interest in spirituality, and her latest book, What If…A Lifetime of Questions, Speculations, Reasonable Guesses, and a Few Things I Know for Sure.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 1
(12 p.m. – 1 p.m. ET/PT)
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle present their 2008 web series on Eckhart’s groundbreaking book A New Earth. The premiere episode introduces the book with personal stories from Eckhart and discussions of consciousness, presence and purpose.
Sunday, March 30
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Gary Zukav: Celebrating 25 Years of The Seat of the Soul
Oprah interviews spiritual teacher & bestselling author Gary Zukav for the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking book, The Seat of the Soul. They offer fresh insights into popular topics: How to heal addiction, understand emotions, and challenge fears.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 2
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth series continues with their discussion of Chapter 2—”Ego: The Current State of Humanity.” In this episode, Oprah, Eckhart and viewers discuss the ego, the inner voice, and identifying with possessions.
Sunday, April 6
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg: The World Beyond What We Can See
Oprah sits down with award-winning filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg for a behind-the-scenes look at his breathtaking time-lapse photography. Louie reveals how focusing on nature’s beauty can help us experience a deeper spiritual connection to the world around us.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 3
The next chapter in Oprah and spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth series further explores the human ego. In this episode, “The Core of Ego,” they discuss what feeds it and how to be free of it through the simple power of awareness.
Sunday, April 13
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Book Club Author Sue Monk Kidd: The Soul of A Writer
Oprah sits down with bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd, author of the latest selection from Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, The Invention of Wings, to explore the soulful and uplifting journey of this prolific and beloved writer.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 4
Oprah and Eckhart continue their discussion of Eckhart’s book, A New Earth. In Chapter 4—”Role-Playing: The Many Faces of the Ego”—they talk about how defining yourself by the roles that you play in your life can keep you from knowing who you truly are.
Sunday, April 20
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Adyashanti: Falling Into Grace
Oprah is joined by spiritual teacher and author Adyashanti to explore the meaning of grace, and how grace shows up when and where we least expect it. They also discuss Adyashanti’s new book, Falling Into Grace; Insight on the End of Suffering.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 5
Chapter 5 of Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s series on A New Earth introduces Eckhart’s concept of “The Pain-Body.” Oprah and Eckhart discuss how unresolved emotional pain can wreak havoc in people’s lives and relationships.
Sunday, April 27
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Bestselling Author Elizabeth Lesser: The Healing Power of Love
Oprah speaks with bestselling author and Omega Institute co-founder Elizabeth Lesser who describes her sister’s battle with cancer and how becoming her bone marrow donor transformed their relationship. Plus, comic strip artist Patrick McDonnell on the inspiration behind Mutts.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 6
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle continue their discussion of the pain-body in the next chapter of their series on Eckhart’s book, A New Earth. In this episode, they discuss how to spot the pain-body in yourself, and how to contain and be free of it.
Sunday, May 4
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Tracy McMillan: Soulmates, Love & Marriage
Oprah speaks with relationship writer Tracy McMillan, author of Why You’re Not Married…Yet about the spiritual path of relationships.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 7
The next chapter of Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth series, “Finding Who You Truly Are” aims to help you discover who you truly are, at your core. Oprah and Eckhart also discuss an unexpected place to practice diminishment of ego.
Sunday, May 11
“Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Arianna Huffington: Her Big Wake-Up Call
Oprah interviews entrepreneur and media mogul Arianna Huffington to discuss the surprising spiritual wake-up call that shifted her perception of success.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 8
Chapter 8 in the series A New Earth with Oprah and spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle explores “The Discovery of Inner Space.” Oprah and Eckhart discuss the importance of stillness, and how finding it can help you connect with the present moment.
Sunday, May 18 “Super Soul Sunday”: Oprah & Shawn Achor: The Secret of Happy People
Oprah sits down with New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor to discover the secret of happy people. A Harvard-trained researcher, Shawn shares his actionable steps to achieving greater happiness and success.
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 9
Oprah and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth series continues with their discussion of Chapter 9, “Your Inner Purpose.” In this episode, they talk about how aligning your life with your inner purpose can bring you greater joy and fulfillment.
Sunday, May 25
Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth—Chapter 10
Oprah and spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle conclude their series on his book, A New Earth. In this final episode of the series, Oprah and Eckhart discuss how to bring your newfound consciousness into your everyday life.
About “Super Soul Sunday”
“Super Soul Sunday” is the multi-award winning daytime series that delivers a timely thought-provoking, eye-opening and inspiring block of programming designed to help viewers awaken to their best selves and discover a deeper connection to the world around them. Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a Daytime Emmy® award, the Alliance of Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie award and the Religion Communicators Council with a Wilbur award, “Super Soul Sunday” features all-new conversations between Oprah Winfrey and top thinkers, authors, visionaries and spiritual leaders. Exploring themes and issues including happiness, personal fulfillment, spirituality and conscious living, guests who have appeared include Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, Dr. Maya Angelou, Gary Zukav, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, India.Arie, Coach Phil Jackson, don Miguel Ruiz, and Thich Nhat Hanh. Home to Oprah’s Book Club 2.0, the series has helped surge book sales of bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, debut novelist Ayana Mathis and bestselling author Sue Monk Kidd. A truly unique television experience, this groundbreaking series has attracted one of the most loyal, active and engaged social communities in television. Every episode has ranked in the top ten most social shows in broadcast television and cable, frequently spiking to number one (source: Bluefin Data). Produced by Harpo Studios, “Super Soul Sunday” presents an array of perspectives on what it means to be alive in today’s world.
About Oprah & Eckhart Tolle: A New Earth
For the first time on television, Oprah presents her groundbreaking and wildly successful 2008 web series with spiritual leader Eckhart Tolle, based on his New York Times bestselling book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose. Oprah and Eckhart take viewers on a chapter-by-chapter journey through this special 10-week series which has helped students awaken to their life’s purpose and has been viewed over 40 million times. These thought-provoking discussions, framed with brand-new content, will teach viewers how to focus and become more aware and present and to begin to understand the motivations of the ego. Oprah and Eckhart create a true global classroom, answering questions via Skype, email and phone from readers all around the world who are fascinated by Eckhart’s ideas on presence and awakening. Oprah and Eckhart interact with real people dealing with real issues and give practical advice on how to apply the concepts of A New Earth in order to bring more peace and joy into people’s lives.
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