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Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
is a direct descendant of the Toltecs of the Eagle Knight lineage, and son of don Miguel Ruiz. By combining the wisdom of his family’s traditions with the knowledge gained from his own personal journey, he now helps others realize their own path to personal freedom.

The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Freedom

Apr 13 - 15, 2018 Begins in 2 weeks
with Miguel Ruiz Jr.

“The ancient Toltec culture believed that life as we perceive it is a dream,” says don Miguel Ruiz Jr. “We each live in our own personal dream, and all our dreams together make the Dream of the Planet. Problems arise when our perception of the Dream becomes clouded with negativity, drama, and judgment (of ourselves and others), because it’s in these moments of suffering that we forget that we have the power to change our Dream.”



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