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Tao Time

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The Fourth Moon Wisdom


 Hexagram 56, The Wanderer A wanderer is one who is newly arrived at an unfamiliar setting. Protection is effected by the subtle exercise of caution. Success is obtained through humble and obliging attitudes towards others, a modest yet honest regard of self, and displaying an upright courage. To wander is to lodge. Lodging is to familiarize oneself with the unfamiliar. 


Sequence: A household of abundance is able to set many occasions to experience greatness. When one familiar with such an abode leaves it for strange lands and alien people, one becomes a wanderer.

Life By Design

      At the previous Tao Time the Hundred Character Tablet was laid out. This ancient verse concluded with 'the whole of these twenty verses is a ladder to heaven' by the Taoist known as Ancestor Lu.


      The elixir mentioned parallels the western quest for the  Philosopher's Stone. Where the western inquiry remains unresponded, the eastern approach provides instruction and guidance.


      The I Ching, the oldest and most profound of the ancient classics is a venerable guide to the elixir. Starting with the simplest principles conceivable to the human mind, it elaborates a structure of structures that has long been used to analyze phenomena in all areas of human interest.


      Through the application of Mandala stuctures and Zen Shojo vehicles, the Transformative Tao program opens up the inner and outer world to preceive the unwritten changes. In Taoist and Buddhist terms this means learning to see the times within each time, the possibilities in every potential. In ordinary terms, it means using a tool that itself changes as perception develops in order to keep that development evolving to new manifestations.


     Comprehension in a state of quiescence, accomplishment without striving, knowing without seeing - this is the sense and response of the Transformative Tao. Comprehension in a state of quiescence can comprehend anything, accomplishment without striving can accomplish anything, knowing without seeing can know anything.


     To be able to do something before it exists, sense something before it becomes active, see something before it sprouts, are three abilities that develop interdependently. Then nothing is sensed; it is comprehended, nothing is undertaken without response, nowhere does one go without benefit.


    This is what is called Life by Design; acting through a discerning nature of the yin yang sweet and sour reality alternating over and over again.


    Engaging one of the sixteen Transformative Tao Mandala's in a  Zen Shojo brings about both means and matters; a way of navigating a landscape. In this environment one lives life as an artist, an adventurer, a seeker.


    A succession of Transformative Tao journeys builds one on the other. Inquiry's are deepened, the landscapes become gardens; more luxurient that the one before. Skills and abilities are mastered to intentionally play in the worlds.


    Step on the path to experience what has been written here. Only in experience can one know.

Riding the Dragon's Tail

Fourth Moon Transformative Tao Seminar begins 3 days before New Moon

   Begin a 72 day transformative sojourn on the fifth moon of the ancient lunar calendar. Over the next two and a half moon cycles  experience a deepened wisdom of the I Ching and realize a manifesting of your inquiry. This 14 part seminar uses the Twelve Branches process of manifesting a contextual reality, way of being, of acquiring or releasing "among the ten thousand things" through a Zen Shojo transformative vehicle. 


   Your life activites, including intentional, habitual and happenstance, are the means and matters. By faithfully and diligently engaging your Zen Shojo through the Mandala of the I Ching during the upcoming lunar cycles you'll realize your request in it's most appropriate form. Be like water.


   The 12 Branch structure of the I Ching is both the vehicle and a map of a transformative sojourn. During the 72 days of the Transformative Tao process your daily personal life and activity is your landscape.


   Everything is material, those you encounter deliver messages, things are given and taken away, stuff happens. The approach is experiential. One acts from instinct and intuition independent of judgement. Results are measured in matters and means.


Being in the way of the Transformative Tao cultivates seeing what is coming, hearing what is about to be said and knowing what is ready to happen for you. This way is auspicious in providing openings for spiritual alchemy.


Seminar Structure

Three Days Before New Moon

6:00 -8:00pm Introduction to the I Ching process. Assignment; Compose an Eight Word Inquiry.  


On the New Moon Casting your inquiry of the oracle and beginning your 72 day sojourn.  


Every six days for 2 1/2 Lunar Cycles

Oracle Touchstone at Tao Time I Ching study group. Bring your Zen Shojo in for maintenance. Stay for the Tao Time session. Attend the lectures you want. Online guidance and instruction at every branch.



Workshop and Seminar Materials


1. Participants receive a customized Twelve Branches workbook of the oracles' response nuclear hexagram. A sample mandala of a twelve branches and a sample branch is presented here.

2. Seminar materials in your email box every six days at each branch. Daily Tao lunar hexagram messages on Tao Time facebook page. Deepened understanding of the I Ching occurs in this seminar.

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
















Seminar $90

Make your registration.and enter your before beginning time.  Register now to assure your place in this Transformative Tao I Ching Seminar.                                         

  The Twelve Branches of the Transformative Tao is a map of a path to follow and a vehicle to engage 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.


   Be like water.


Ask about IChing Study Group



The IChing is explored as an adventure in navigating fate and destiny. The inquiry to the oracle 'What time is it for me?' identifies the vehicle.


  According to the I Ching at Hexagram 63:2 'Do not chase - you will gain in seven days.


   To "chase" means to follow things. If you follow things, you lose your basic control, so the text warns not to chase. Control yourself without slipping, and in seven days you will gain.


    A hexagram has six lines; the number "seven" therefore means change. To "gain in seven days" means to engage a hexagram as time changes.


    To gain, cast and follow a hexagam, a line a day, for six days. Enter a self- development vehicle; a Zen Shojo, of experiencing the hexagram.


   Being in a line a day of a hexagram - rising up from line one to line six.


  Changes occur in perception and circumstance of means and matters.


  You act discerning the nature of changes and navigate the vehicle.  


   Entering the Gateless Gateway of Tao Time through the first four sessions. Enter anytime. Everyone follows this path; familiarity with each way is followed by choosing a path at the time of casting.

 1. Follow the lines day by day and experience the cast wisdom of the oracle.

2. Follow the hexagram that occured through changing lines.

3. Weave the cast hexagram and the changed line hexagram focusing on the lines that make the two distinct.

4. Pursue a transformational experience through the nuclear hexagram of the casting.


  Bring the I Ching hexagram into your life's means and matters; experience being in Tao consciousness.


Every session begins and ends with an informal 'cup of tea' discussion.


  3 Currents

 Transformative Tao

 Seminars & Workbooks

Tao Time Book of Days Is a daily process of engaging the I Ching. Both a transformative journal and planner, the book and personal guidance spans a lunar year of I Ching hexagrams. $400.00 Start anytime. Contact to begin this transformative process.


Transformative Tao 12 Branches IChing Seminar begins every New Moon      Next beginning is casting on the New Moon. Spans 2 1/2 Lunar cycles. $90.00 Returning sojourners $60.00


Tao Time Casting & Lecture   $5.00/session $45 ten part seminar 


Book of Tao Time Hexagrams Consult and follow the hexagrams any time. Reproducable pages $10


Contact to place your order.


Everyday a Daily Tao line based on the Lunar order of the hexagrams on Facebook at Tao time and Dale Bruder.

 Tao Time Seminar  Location


contact: 520-331-1956 or



Three Currents


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The Tao Time Master

The one called the Tao Time Master is also called Dale Bruder is among the cultural innovators who have devised implements and techniques to use the I Ching in describing and predicating elements, processes and experiences in practices involving special uses of the body and mind.