Fourth on the list of the Watkins 100 Spiritual Teachers is Eckhart Tolle. After a phase of severe depression, he experienced a deep spiritual awakening overnight, which instilled a sense of peace and bliss in him. His first book, “The Power of Now” was recommended by Oprah Winfrey and sales shot up to make the New York Times Best Seller list. It has been translated into 33 languages. Next, Tolle partnered with Oprah to start webinar sessions, based on his next book, “A New Earth.” These sessions attracted millions of followers. Tolle was selected as one of the speakers at the Vancouver Peace Summit, with dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama. One interesting note is that the list changes each year and the Dalai Lama, who was No. 2 on the list, has dropped to third, being replaced by Oprah Winfrey who is now second.