Tao Time

Published by http://www.dalebruder.com/                                                   January, 2012

Riding the Dragon's Tail

Transformative Tao IChing Seminar


Registration is open

Max 15 enrollment



LOCATION     Provided to Paid Registrants


.    Begin a 72 day sojourn through a transformative landscape on the first moon of the Chinese lunar calendar. Over the next two and a half moon cycles  experienc a deepened wisdom of the IChing and realize the manifesting of your inquiry of the oracle. 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 sojourning through the IChing 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

The I Ching as a guide and teacher.

Contemplating and composing an inquiry of the oracle.

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


Every six days At the beginning of  each branch a seminar deepens and expands understanding of I Ching. 90 minutes each.

Progressive dialogues and discussions will illustrate the unfolding of Transformative Tao. Between 24 and 36 hexagrams are engaged. Auspicious and fortuitious times in the wave cycle will be comprehended, accomplishment observed and knowing acknowledged.


Near or on new moons  Medicines of the Tao Elixir will come together.


Part Fourteen - Hexagrams 63, 64, 1 & 2 Dialogues and discussion of the Transformative Tao process and the structural applications of the I Ching continue on the Tao Time page.


     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 page and a sample branch is presented here.

2. Seminar materials provided at each branch session. Daily Tao lunar hexagram messages on Tao Time facebook page.

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






Seminar $90

Make your registration. Seminar limited to 15 participants.  Register now to assure your place in this       Transformative Tao I Ching Seminar                                         

The 12 Branches of the Transformative Tao is a map of 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. 

The Zen of the 12 Branches

   The Transformative Tao 12 Branches path practices Zen shojo, literally meaning "Small Vehicle." This is the expedient Zen of being in and navigating a current towards a contextual reality, way of being, an accqusition or releasing of among the "ten thousand things."

   The process of evoking an inquiry of the tao oracle, revealing an image then sojourning its current over time.


   Progressive knowledge developed over the course of the journey embraces the three aims of Zen (concentration, seeing and actualization) and the engagement of Tao Consciousness.

  Navigate the currents of events, episodes and phases. That which is manifested comes from the unfathomable. It comes to you in the most appropriate form for you at this time.

Tao Time Meet-up  Monday 6:30-8pm

  In the Tao Time I Ching meet-up group  the I Ching is explored as an adventure in navigating fate and destiny. The inquiry to the oracle 'What time is it for me?' identifies the vehicle.


  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 recover.


   A hexagram has six lines; the number seven therefore means change. To "gain in seven days" means the 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.


  In the Tao Time I Ching meet-up group  the I Ching is explored as an adventure in navigating fate and destiny. The inquiry we make to the oracle 'What time is it for me?' is the entrance.


   The first four sessions for everyone follows this order, Familiarity with each way is followed by choosing a path:


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 and be guided by the oracle.


  3 Currents

 12 Branches


Seminars & Workbooks

Tao Time Book of Days begins on the Chinese new Year. Available now $25.00 A personal IChing for the year. Tao Time newsletter includes supporting material.


Transformative Tao 12 Branches IChing Seminar $90.00

Returning sojourners $60.00


Contact taotime@dalebruder.com 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.


contact: 520-331-1956 or taotime@dalebruder.com



The Tao Time Master

The one 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.

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