Foundations of Chinese Divination

Basics of the I Ching (Yijing)

Chinese divination is the art of reading the energetic patterns of the universe so that we can live harmoniously in the world, appreciate the flux and permanence of the Tao, and intuit the inter-dependency of all things.

In this program, participants will learn the foundations and tools of divination - the trigrams of the bagua, the celestial stems, terrestrial branches, the Chinese calendar system, and principles of hexagram transformations that form the heart of all I Ching- based systems of divination.

All Chinese forms of divination have a strong component of omen reading. A diviner first reads omens before deciding whether it is auspicious to perform the divination. Participants will also be given basic instructions on how to read omens from the natural and social world that can impact the divination process. The program features an omen-reading walk around Shambhala Mountain Center to observe and interpret happenings in the phenomenal world, power-point presentations, and work groups.

Participants will receive a booklet that summarizes materials presented in the course. This program is a requirement for all subsequent Chinese Divination programs offered by Eva Wong


Walking the Path of the Dragon - Foundations of Fengshui


For thousands of years, the cultures of Asia have used their knowledge and understanding of energies in the land to situate towns, build homes, locate spiritual centers, and bury the dead. In China, this discipline of knowledge is known as Fengshui.

Deeply rooted in Taoist philosophy and the view that our place in the universe is not to dominate but to live in harmony with nature, fengshui inspires us to see and experience the flow of energy in the land. At the heart of fengshui is the belief that land is filled with qi, or energy, and this energy is carried in mountains, valleys, rocks, and waterways.

The oldest form of fengshui is called Kanyu, which is the observation and interpretation of land forms. “Kan” means mountain, and “yu” means valley. In this program, participants will learn how to identify benevolent, wrathful, and malevolent energy, evaluate types of mountain, valley, and water energies, as well as recognize geographic features that regulate, amplify, and channel energy in the land.

The program features Fengshui walks around the spectacular land forms of Shambhala Mountain Center as well as power-point presentations. Participants will receive a booklet that summarizes materials presented in the course. This program is a requirement for all  subsequent Fengshui programs offered by Eva Wong and/or Peter van der Molen