Tao Time

Published by www.dalebruder.com/twelvebranches.htm                           Seventh Moon, July 2011  

The Study of Inner Design

    When people can discern the qualities of specific times and recognize changes, then it is possible to talk to them about the I Ching. 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 use and study the I Ching or Book of Changes.


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


    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.

Seventh Moon Twelve Branches Seminar Series

DATE & TIME Saturday, July 30th 10:30am -2:30pm

LOCATION     WellnessFirst! 3861 N First Ave


 On the first day of the Seventh Moon of the Chinese calendar, begin 85 days of journeying in a garden, experience the wisdom of the I Ching and realize something transformational for yourself. This 16 part seminar includes a personal Twelve Branches process of manifesting a contextual reality, way of being or get a thing you say you want. By journeying the Twelve Branches without a doubt it will come to you in its most appropriate form.


   A Twelve Branch structure of the I Ching is a map of a specific journey, the layout of a particular garden. Whatever you ask for, whatever it may be, the journey will deepen you. During the three months of the Twelve Branches I Ching 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.


                       Seminar Structure

July 30, 2011

Part One 10:30am - Noon Introduction to the I Ching Twelve Branch process and making an inquiry of the oracle.

Part Two 12:30pm - 2:30pm Instruction on activating branches, beginning the First Branch and stepping into journeying through the garden.


Parts Three - Thirteen  Every six days up to the October 4th Twelfth Branch a new branch is transitioned into. 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 three hours.  


Parts Fourteen - Sixteen October 11th, 19th & 25th Discussion questions of the Twelve Branch process and the structural applications of the I Ching continue on the Twelve Branches page.


A summary Q&A and acknowledgement of the Seventh Moon Twelve Branches seminar occurs the day before the Tenth Moon on October 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 Seventh and Tenth 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 July 26th. 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

Seventh Moon Twelve Branches Seminar Series

Journeying in the Gardens of the World

Consultations   3 Currents  12 Branches   Seminars & Workshops

Journeying in the Gardens of the World

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 giant kaleidoscope'  continues today. His intel-lectual journey is to match the complexity of ordinary real life with total coherence 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.


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Seminars & Workshops

Dale Bruder's Tao Time educational series is available to those interested in a deeper understanding of the I Ching.


Seventh Moon July 30 Lunar commentary and lunar hexagrams at the taotime blog.