don Jose Ruiz in Santa Barbara

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September 7th, 2014.  On Saturday September 6th, don Jose visited Santa Barbara and had a lecture and book signing at Center of The Heart. As a third time visitor to this open hearted community, it felt like coming back home. Here are a few snaps of the evening.  

Getting started with the lecture.

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Always great to meet friends.

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Beautiful and inspiring people!

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The family keeps expanding!

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It was great to see my cousin and family.

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Rev. Maryum, it's always great to be back in Santa Barbara.

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Again, the Toltec family keeps expanding!

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Signing Ripples of Wisdom.

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Can't wait to go back! Screen shot 2014-09-08 at 6.43.35 PM

 

New Book by don Jose Ruiz, coming out this October!

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We are excited to share with you the next book from the Ruiz family! don Jose Ruiz will be releasing "My Good Friend the Rattlesnake. Stories of loss, truth, and transformation".

Here is a bit about the book:

San Diego resident, spiritual advisor and bestselling author don Jose Ruiz announces the release of his new book, "My GoodFriend the Rattlesnake: Stories of Loss, Truth, and Transformation."

A personal and candid account, "My Good Friend the Rattlesnake" describes don Jose's journey of self-discovery and transformation. As a teenager, don Jose became lost in the misery of drug addiction and spiraled into a pattern of self- destruction until the death of a dear friend woke him to the reality of his bad choices.

In a series of personal anecdotes, don Jose shares lessons learned from his painful experiences, gleaning from the wisdom of his father and from the traditions of swamis and shamans, and offers insights on how to discover your true and unique purpose in life.

"In my journey, I've traveled to many spiritual sites," says don Jose. "In India I studied with Master Swami Kaleshwar. He gave me his name and named me a Swami of my own tradition. In Peru, I got named by an Inca Master, don Jorge Delgado, 'The Eagle of the North.' I also got an invitation to be in the Elders Circle with the Quiroz and the Amazonian Shamans. I've been accepted by many traditions as a messenger to work alongside them and bring positivity to the world."

"My Good Friend the Rattlesnake," is available for pre-sale at amazon.com, booksamillion.com and barnesandnoble.com.

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