Don Miguel Ruiz

Don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of the Toltec Wisdom series of books, including The Four Agreements, which spent over 7 years on the New York Times bestseller list.  It is the 36th best-selling book of the decade.  His others books include The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, Beyond Fear and The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son Don Jose. All of his books are international bestsellers.

The Four Agreements:
1. Be Impeccable With Your Word
Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one Agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.

Miguel and Jose Ruiz

Lectures & Workshops:
(Run by Miguel Ruiz and/or Jose Ruiz, Miguel Ruiz, Jr.)
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom & The Fifth Agreement: A Practical Guide To Self Mastery

In their lectures and workshops, Miguel and Jose will guide you to greater self-awareness and a happier, more loving life. The Four Agreements offers us a freedom that can rapidly transform our lives to a new truth of happiness and love.

With his gentle and compassionate style, Don Miguel will focus on the importance of always speaking with truth and integrity, and will reveal how to express yourself, clearly and openly.   He will show you the way to continually do your best and recover the freedom and joy that is your birthright.

Don Jose brings a young and energetic style to the Toltec teachings. Tapping into his knowledge of ancient Toltec wisdom, Jose will teach a deep explanation of The Four Agreements.  His workshops will provide you with a higher level of immersion into the teachings, and will be geared towards deep meditative work and discipline.

The Mastery of Love: The Mastery of Love illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Drawing from the book, Jose will use insightful stories to bring the message to life, showing us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that is our birthright, and restore the spirit of playfulness that is vital to loving relationships.


Don Miguel Ruiz’s Story:
Don Miguel Ruiz was born into a humble family with ancient traditions in rural Mexico, the youngest of 13 children. He considers himself very lucky, as this was where he learned from an early age that everything is possible, if we really want it.

His parents as well as his grandfather, all believed that Miguel would continue their legacy in the centuries old Toltec tradition. Instead Don Miguel attended medical school, and became a surgeon.

For several years he practiced neurosurgery with his brothers, and he realized that what needed to be healed was not only the physical brain, but the human mind as well.

A near fatal car accident changed the direction of Don Miguel’s life. He experienced himself as pure awareness outside of the constraints of his physical body. He realized that the Toltec wisdom of his family contained all of the tools needed to change the human mind. Don Miguel promptly returned to his mother to finish his training and he became a Shaman.

Don Miguel moved to the United States to share his wisdom, and spent the next 15 years exploring ways to heal and change the human mind. He witnessed his students struggling to quiet their minds and sought to create tools to assist them. The result of this quest was The Four Agreements. This book contains a specific series of practical steps, that when used by anyone, can result in consistent and long-term personal transformation.

In 2002, Don Miguel suffered a near-fatal heart attack. The damage from the heart attack and subsequent coma left him with a heart functioning at only 16% of capacity and in constant pain. Don Miguel would not accept his doctor’s prognosis that he would be restricted to an inactive life of resting at home. He personally embodied the message he shares, by continuing to joyfully live his life, sharing his message through books, lectures and journeys. Though he was enjoying life he also knew that he was slowly dying and focused on preparing his sons to carry on his legacy.

In 2009 Don Miguel’s body began to deteriorate much more rapidly and he applied for a heart transplant. In 2010, Don Miguel successfully received a heart transplant. For Don Miguel this is a new beginning and with deep gratitude and generosity he is eager to share his message with all of humanity.
In the tradition of the Toltec, a Nagual (shaman) guides an individual to personal freedom. After exploring the human mind from a Toltec as well as scientific perspective, Don Miguel has combined old wisdom with modern insights and created a new message for all mankind, based in truth and common sense. He has dedicated his life to sharing this new message through practical concepts that promote transformation. His message is simple and when implemented, even incrementally, changes lives.

Don Miguel is highly respected throughout the world. He has received numerous recognitions, including a US Air Force challenge coin engraved with The Four Agreements, and he is referenced as a National Heirloom of Mexico.
 Miguel says, “please help us to change the world! Only you can change the world that you create, and by changing your world, the world will change… and that is the Truth that will set you free”.

To book Don Miguel Ruiz to speak at your event, please contact: Jan Jones Worldwide Speakers Bureau at 1-760-431-8692

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