Tao Time

Published by http://www.dalebruder.com/                   Eighth Moon  

The Study of Inner Design

    Those who can discern the qualities of specific times and recognize changes are ready to apply the I Ching in shaping their time. Cheng Yi, 11th century C.E.


    Time is framed in phases, processes and episodes. Look at any series of events in your life, profession or business enterprise to see this. When you can see that everything has a begetting, becoming and begoning, that there is no forever after, only change; you are ready to work your intentions through the I Ching twelve branches process.


    You become aware of the temporal forms of from, through and to in all the myriad variations of the I Ching's inexhaustable wisdom. The capability to shape your reality occurs incrementally as you apply the wisdom through the twelve branches processes.


    Using the I Ching in guiding, advisory and oracular ways brings the realization that transformational material is always present in your own life. Awareness and recognition follows applying the I Ching to developing a mastery of your intentions and actions.

Ninth Moon Twelve Branches 14 Part Seminar Series

 A few days before the Ninth Moon of the Chinese calendar begins 89 days of journeying in a garden of gardens, experiencing the wisdom of the I Ching and realize something transformational for yourself. This 14 part seminar includes a personal Twelve Branches process of manifesting a contextual reality, way of being or acquiring a thing you say you want. You will be working on, through and tasking as you move closer to the manifestation. Without a doubt, by journeying the Twelve Branches, it will come to you in its most appropriate form.


   A Twelve Branch structure of the I Ching is a medicine, a spiritual alchemy, a fuel for a journey, Whatever you ask for, whatever it may be, the journey will deepen you. During the three months of the Twelve Branches process your daily life becomes a garden you journey in. Everything is material, those you encounter deliver messages, things are given or taken away at the right time as you come closer to your manifestation.


                       Seminar Structure

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Part One 9 am - Noon Introduction to the I Ching Twelve Branch process and making an inquiry of the oracle.

Part Two 1:00pm - 4:30pm Instruction on activating branches, beginning the First Branch and stepping into journeying through the garden.


Parts Three - Thirteen  Every six days up to the December 7th completion of the Twelfth Branch. Log into the Twelve Branches facebook page for instruction, discussion and commentary. The facebook platform is accessed for communications, postings, viewing and reviewing. Questions are answered within twentyfour hours.  


Parts Fourteen  December 10th Discussion of the Twelve Branch process and the structural applications of the I Ching continue on the Twelve Branches page until the December 24th New Moon.


A summary Q&A and acknowledgement of the Twelve Branches seminar occurs the day before the Twelfth Moon on December 25th.


                       Supplied Material

1. Participants receive a customized Twelve Branches workbook specific to the determined hexagram image to be used throughout the time period between the Ninth and Twelfth Moon.

2. Twelve Branches facebook page address, permissions and Daily Tao lunar hexagram messages.

NOTE: Participants provide the I Ching Text of their choice for reference. Recommendations at TaoTime


                         Seminar Fee $90

Make your registration now. Seminar limited to 15 participants.  Registration closes September 17th. No walk-ins or late registration.


The Twelve Branches is an assured path to follow for reaching a goal in it's most usable form. The I Ching's capability to both predicate and guide makes this venerable source of wisdom a wise choice of action in our time. Methodically stay with it and you will reach the appropriate manifestation of your original inquiry.


 Concluding Word

Deep in the Taoist I Ching discipline is a firing process of spiritual alchemy. The caldron and furnace are the hexagrams Heaven and Earth, symbolizing energy and spirit, firmness and flexibility. The medicines are the hexagrams Water and Fire, symbolizing real knowledge and conscious knowledge. 


Taking the Yang of Water and filling in the Yin of Fire, water and fire settle into each other; it happens naturally without forced effort. This is using yin to seek yang so that they complete, balance and settle each other.

In this issue:

The Study of Inner Design

Ninth Moon Twelve Branches 14 Part Seminar Series

Journeying in the Gardens of the Worlds

Consultations 3 Currents I Ching 12 Branches I Ching Tao te Chi inquiry   12 Branches Seminar $90

Journeying in the Gardens of the Worlds

Dale Bruder is a life student of the Tao through the       I Ching. Since 1976 he has been applying the       I Ching to his self the way psychoanalysts and Zen teachers apply psycho- analysis or Zen to them- selves before presenting to others.


His studies of Taoist,  Buddhist and Confucian    I Ching texts towards  mastery of the 'hall of mirrors at the end of a gaint kaleidoscope'  continues today. His intel-lectual journey is to match the complexity of ordinary real life with total coherance of the three views of Chinese thought.


Life is cyclical and sequential; a series of events and episodes that advances or reverses goals and aspirations.


Making use of and learning from the experience is a key component of a well lived life. Using the Tao Time path changes the social, cultural, technological and economic push/pulls into a flow that is navigable.


Dale Bruder, a business intelligence consultant, invites you to play the infinite game.

mailto: taotime@dalebruder.com


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3 Currents I Ching

12 Branches I Ching

Tao te Chi inquiry


12 Branches Seminar $90

Dale Bruder's Tao Time educational series is available to those interested in the I Ching  and the tao te chi through their daily lives.