OTHER TAOIST PROGRAMS



Entering the Shamanic World of Taoism

Instructor:

Dr. Eva Wong

 

Date & Time Details:

Start: May 31st, 2024 7:30pm

 

End: Jun 2nd, 2024 6:00pm

 

Contact Us: Karmê Chöling

(802) 633-2384 or info@karmecholing.org.  

 

The world is filled with power. Spirits, natural elements, plants, animals, and humanity all have power. Shamanic Taoism is a way of Power. Taoist shamans are magicians and artists of power who have penetrated the mysteries of the Tao and have entered into an intimate union with both the natural and supernatural forces.

 

Of all the systems of Taoism, Shamanic Taoism is probably the oldest, dating back several thousand years. The beliefs and practices have not changed much since the magicians and sorcerers of ancient China used them to ward off disasters, protect life, guide deceased souls through the underworld to a new life, and draw power from plants and animals to heal, protect, and battle malevolent spirits.

 

Talismans, amulets, ceremonial dances, and incantations are the tools of Shamanic Taoist. A person can be blessed and protected by wearing amulets or by painting a talisman on his or her body. Talismans can also be placed in strategic locations to create a ring of protection around an individual, a household, or any space. Talismans can also be burned, its ashes dropped into water, and the water sprinkled in places where malevolent forces are lurking.

 

While personal power of the Taoist shaman is required to summon and control power, there are certain magical practices that can be performed safely by ordinary individuals. In this encounter with the shamanic world of Taoism, you will learn how to draw personal protective talismans on the body, identify threats from spirit realms, perform dances of power, and make simple incantations to ask the spirits for help.

 

No requirements, just bring a sense of curiosity and adventure.

 

Join Eva Wong, a practitioner of the Kunlun system of Shamanic Taoism, in discovering and exploring a form of Taoism that few have experienced.

 

Omen Reading and Divination

In the Yijing (I Ching)

Instructor:

Dr. Eva Wong

 

Date & Time Details:

 

Start: Sep 6th, 2024 18:00pm

End: Sep 8th, 2024 18:00pm

 

Contact Us: Karmê Chöling

(802) 633-2384 or info@karmecholing.org.  

 

Featuring a first-time translation of the Ju Gua Zhuan (Hexagram Sequence) and Gua Xiang Zhuan (Hexagram Images)

Yi means “change”. Jing means “path”, or “way”. Yi and Jing together mean the Way of Changes. The Yijing system of divination is founded on observing phenomena in the skies, scrutinizing changes in the earth, and understanding interactions in human society.

 

The Divination Classic, Yijing- (I Ching), consists of several texts. The most well-known is the Zhouyi of King Wen that describes the 64 hexagrams. More hidden in the Yijing are two obscure texts Gua Xiang Zhuan (Hexagram Images) and Ju Gua Zhuan (Hexagram Sequence). The Gua Xiang Zhuan is a text of divination that uses the images of each of the 64 hexagrams to read omens. The Ju Gua Zhuan is a text that organizes the 64 hexagrams into a coherent cosmology of the principle of Change.

 

To penetrate the mysteries of the Universe, understand the human condition, and learn how to live in an ever-fluctuating stream of changes that is part of existence - this is the legacy of the Divination Arts of China.

 

For the first time, the two hidden sections of the Yijing - the Gua Xiang Zhuan and the Ju Gua Zhuan have been translated by Eva Wong, and will be presented in this program.

 

Join Eva in exploring the philosophy that gave birth to one of the most powerful divination systems of China and learn the oldest form of divination - the omen reading technique of the Gua Xiang Zhuan of the Yijing.

 

No requirements. However, participants are encouraged to have a familiarity with trigrams and hexagrams.

 

Eva Wong is a Taoist scholar and a translator of over 17 Chinese classics. She is currently writing a book on Strategy in the Yijing.