Updated: Aug 19
We will embark on an in-depth journey through this seemingly 'simple' book, using its accompanying workbook to really dig deep and find ways in which we can all begin to live our lives employing The Four Agreements as our guide. Take a journey led by don Miguel Ruiz and taught/guided by Sia Hurst. This is not a book club, this is a full course offering in order to learn how we can all live according to the Four Agreements in peace.
"In The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love." Please order your copies of both The Four Agreements and its Companion Book before beginning the course in October, thank you. You also have the option of purchasing The Fifth Agreement as a supplement to the course, though this is not required.
We will take our time with this seemingly simple little book of wisdom (you will find the complete schedule below) and will be using the Companion Book (also written by don Miguel Ruiz in order to not just read the words, but to learn how to put the ideas presented into practice in our daily lives.
In the schedule below you will see that we will have 'off' weeks in order to better process what we are learning about how to live in freedom, what we can do in our own lives to make this a reality - and to complete course assignments and projects.
Please use the 'off' weeks to explore your own journeys more deeply so that when we return for our next meeting we will have much more to discuss as to how and why we are making these changes in our lives.
"The Four Agreements introduced a simple, but powerful code of conduct for attaining personal freedom and true happiness. Now The Four Agreements Companion Book takes you even further along the journey to recover the awarenss and wisdom of your authentic self. This companion book is a must-read not only for those who enjoyed don Miguel's first book, but for anyone who is ready to leave suffering behind, and to master the art of living in our natural state: happiness."
We will meet on Saturdays at 9:00amPST - 12:00pmEST - 17:00UK - 19:00Greece on zoom - REGISTER TODAY!
Course and Reading Schedule
Book #1 refers to The Four Agreements - Book#2 refers to the The Companion Book
October 14 - Meet and greet for our participants, discussing our goals and answering our questions and concerns
October 21 - Both books - Introductions
October 28 - Book #1 - Domestication and The Dream of the Planet
November 4 - OFF WEEK
November11 - Book #2 - Domestication (Human Suffering begins with domestication)
November 18 - Book #1 - The First Agreement (Be Impeccable with Your Word)
November 25 - Book #2 - The Power of the Word (Humans are creators, but our power of creation is invested in our beliefs)
December 2 & 9 - OFF WEEKS
December 16 - Book#1 - The Second Agreement (Don't Take Things Personally)
December 23 - Book #1 - The Third Agreement (Don't Make Assumptions)
December 30 - Book #1 - The Fourth Agreement (Always Do Your Best)
January 6 - OFF WEEK
January 13 - Book #2 - Dreaming (The function of the human mind is to dream, but we have learned to dream without awareness)
January 20 - Book #1 - The Toltec Path To Freedom (Breaking Old Agreements)
January 27 - Book #1 - The New Dream (Heaven On Earth)
February 3 & 10 - OFF WEEKS
February 17 - Book#2 - The Second Attention (Using your will and attention for the second time)
February 24 - Book #2 - Action/Reaction (Using the Four Agreements to change your actions/reactions)
March 2 & 9 - OFF WEEKS
March 16 - Book #2 - Attach/Detach (Surrendering to the angel of death)
March 23 - Book #1 - Prayers AND Book #2 - A Dialoue with don Miguel
March 30 - Book #2 - True Stories AND A Group discussion reviewing our journey together and how our lives have changed
About don Miguel Ruiz
"The youngest of thirteen children, don Miguel Ruiz was born in rural Mexico to parents who were healers and practitioners of ancient Toltec traditions. As a young adult, he graduated from medical school in Mexico City and practiced neurosurgery with his older brother in Tijuana. A near-fatal car crash forever changed the direction of his life, however, causing him to leave medicine and to examine the essential truth about life and humanity. With his mother’s help, and through her ancestral teachings, he discovered his own path to awareness, which evolved into a deep understanding of the physical universe and the virtual world of the mind. Combining Toltec mythology and scientific perspectives, don Miguel has been able to merge ancient wisdom with modern physics and practical common-sense, forging a new philosophy for seekers of truth and personal authenticity. His landmark bestselling book, The Four Agreements, contains practical steps for long-term, personal transformation and has been read by millions around the world.
The wisdom don Miguel has brought to the world has earned him respect around the globe. He has dedicated his life to sharing his message through practical concepts in order to promote transformation and ultimately change lives for the better. Don Miguel is the recipient of numerous recognitions, including a U.S. Air Force ‘challenge coin’ engraved with “The Four Agreements.” He is the recipient of an Honorary Degree in Cultural and Social Education from the American Cultural Institute of Mexico and referenced as a “national treasure” in his native country."