Tao Time

Published by www.dalebruder.com                                                                        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, you are ready to use and study the I Ching or Book of Changes.


    You become aware of the temporal begetings, becomings and begonings 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.

The Power of I Ching Meetup Group

   Tao Time's Dale Bruder facilitates a meetup.com group of study and application of the I Ching. 


  The group meets on the first day of the lunar hexagram, typically every six days at various locations in the Tucson valley. On the first day beginning each lunar hexagram during the Sixth Moon  in the month of July The Power of the I Ching. group will meet: July 7th, 13th, 19th and 25th at 6pm at Rincon Market. We will discuss the current lunar hexagram and ask the classic I Ching question 'What Time Is It For Me?' Hexagrams will be drawn. A discussion of the response follows. The meetup has a $5 cost. The July 30th session begins a Twelve Branches process - see below.


 Foor those wanting an expanded application, the Three Currents is suitable where What Time is it for Me becomes begetting and further evolutions of the hexagram lays out the becoming and begoning.  


The Three Currents is a three hour conversation where threads of events, episodes and occurrances are woven in the flow. Playing out the golden thread of the Three Currents takes six to twelve days. A Three Currents conversation is available by appointment. Cost is $45. More at www.dalebruder.com/threecurrents.htm 

July 30th, 2011 Twelve Branches Seminar Series

   Projects and Transformational Inquiry's occur over time. An optimal period to effect or affect is around 90 days. Each proposes a shift or change that is intended to come into realization. Methods can be by construction, management or experimentation. Applying the Twelve Branches method to the activity incorporates a form of the Zen or Buddhist discipline called a Knowledge Generating Vehicle. This model grinds up circumstances through intentional experience generation that leads to deeper mastery resulting in manifestations of new contextual and material realities. 


   The Twelve Branches consists of 90 stepped actions occurring in three lunar cycles; 72 active steps in twelve six day episodes followed by 18 days of procedural applications. The twelve branches process occurs in three lunar cycles with the action beginning at a new moon and ending at the third full moon. 


   The Twelve Earthly 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.


  The Twelve Branches Program is a 15 part seminar series from July 30th through October 26th. Participants receive a workbook specific to the synchronistic response of their intention and support. The seminar and workbook cost is $90. Enrollment and payment at www.dalebruder.com/twelvebranches.htm




Deep in the Taoist I Ching discipline is a firing process of spiritual alchemy. The cauldron 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

The Power of I Ching Meetup Group

July 30th, 2011 Twelve Branches Seminar Series

Consultations  3 Currents $45 12 Branches $90 Seminars & Workshops

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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  3 Currents $45

 12 Branches $90


Seminars & Workshops

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


Sixth Moon July 1 Lunar commentary and lunar hexagrams at the taotime blog.