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Transformative Nature of Transformative Tao

This Taoism is an attention of viewing everything as an expression of celestial energy. It is difficult to define. It is the object of its own attention, the means and matters, a manner of expression that varies vastly. There is no conceptual framework encompassing all the manifestations of Taoism's thought and action.

The unity is internal; a means of holding the external occurring world as material. According to Huainanzi, the Tao is that by virtue of which the mountains are high, the oceans deep, by virtue of which animals run, birds fly, the sun and moon are bright. Thomas Clearly interprets this to say Tao is the general and specific law of the universe. Everything has it's Tao, and every Tao is a reflection of the Great Tao, the universal Tao that underlies all things.

Transformative Tao encapsulates a Zen Taoism through a process using specific techniques. The mechanism that fires a Transformative Tao experience is an I Ching hexagram response to a specific inquiry.

The Transformative Tao use of the I Ching is the gradual enlightenment understanding of the text as a representation of the total process of a structured praxis. The means and matters, habits and happenstance, encounters and manifestations of the external world are held as material expressions of becoming enlightened.

Transformative Tao uses one of the most distinguished contributions of esoteric Taoism to I Ching learning; I Ching mandala's. A Transformative Tao mandala is pictured below.

Transformative Tao carries on the diagrams and arcana attributed to Taoist fangshi of the Han dynasty (206BC-219CE) that became public during the Song dynasty (960-1278CE).

The mandala's contain both the practical meditative lore behind the I Ching and structured programs for reading the text.

Transformative Tao is an open channel to, in Taoist lore; mystic luxuriant gardens with vast skies above. One sojourns their world within worlds in a Zen shojo, The transformative nature is becoming free of suffering, chaos and absurdity while moving through the occurring world. Living becomes instinctual and intuitive, creativity flows, time loses it's meaning, the ten thousand things appear and drop away in the nature of the time one is in. That's Transformative.









The Tao Time Master







Communication Links Voice/Text 520.331.1956


Sojourn Currents of the Occurring Worlds

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 psychoanalysis or Zen to themselves 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 intellectual 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 invites you to play the infinite game.

(520) 331-1956



Transformative Tao Sojourns

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The Art of Tao Time

The most fundamental application of Tao Time Zen Taoism is allow yourself to be, so that your life may become a time of blossoming.

Through the implement I Ching, Tao Time's gateless gateways of Three Currents, Twelve Branches and the Fate Sequence navigate the chaos, suffering and absurdity of the occurring world. Being in a Tao Time process one comes to recognize and engage the courage to reach for what the Clear Reality School describes as being an ideal person.

The Process of Each Tao Time Way Is

A different sort of guide to time management, one that involves a complete change in thinking about time. Based on the ancient ideas from the Chinese philosophy of Lao-Tzu, it maps out a three-part program to achieve this end; simplification. relaxation, trust in instinct, and awareness of natural rhythms and harmony with the environment.

1. Be in the time you are in,

2. Be in the flow of your life activity; intention, habits and happenstance.

3. Be in clarity and insight to see, hear and feel the ebbs, flows, stillness of your waves in the currents of present and coming time.

Tao Time's Zen Taoism is a mixture of the pragmatic and ideological, of the straight-forward and the mystical, of the physical and the psychological, the prosaic and the poetic.

The Zen Shojo

There are five varieties of Zen from ordinary (Bompu), the outside way (Gedo), small vehicle (Shojo), great vehicle (Daijo) and highest vehicle (Saijojo). Each is a specific practice to attain certain and specific natures of being.

The Shojo is designed to take one to a different state of mindfulness and manifest a corresponding reality. This small vehicle is so named because it is designed to accommodate only one's self. It is an expedient Zen focused on the early Hinayana teachings of Buddha; self liberation, to be free of the suffering, chaos and absurdity of the ordinary world.

Through the twelve branches I Ching one moves through human situations, the nature of existence in time and place and the structure of individuality towards living an engaged creative life. Discipline becomes working at something until you can play at it.

A totally experiential process, the Transformative Tao sojourn landscape is one's life activities, including intentional, habitual and happenstance. Everything is material, those you encounter deliver messages, things are given and taken away, stuff happens.

A well designed, diligently applied Transformative Tao shojo navigates the occurring world. One designs their vehicle in the Tao Time seminar experience and codifies the inquiry at the pre-new moon session. The engine is the nuclear hexagram of a casting result of an inquiry of the oracle. Over 72 days through two and a half lunar cycles the vehicle evolves twelve times returning to itself on the twelfth branch.

The changes in reality are measured in means and matters of one's dharma or occurring world. Whatever one is focused on; personal development, enterprise activity, spiritual deepening, or circumstance transformations, to name a few examples, benefits in the Tao Time Transformative Tao process by way of a Zen Shojo.

One's kufu; the realization of individual creative potential - the one technique which still remains when all techniques are learned is available through the Tao Time processes.

Zen Taoism is informal. Ritual when useful, Pragmatic action orientation, like a sleeping tiger, immediately alert.

Folded into the Tao Time is the precept be creative and receptive, transcending subject/object dichotomy.

Transcendence is to overcome or rise above, dichotomy is to separate or divide into two, subject is frequently represented by 'I', object is frequently accomplished by subject, or the person or thing to whom it is done.

Tao Time, through Zen Shojo disciplines, provides one the means and matters to overcome (transcend) that which divides or separates (dichotomy) us (subject) from what we do, or the person or thing (object) to which we are trying to relate. It provides a landscape where the ghost between the teeth is released and an infinite way of doing things is available,

To be in a Tao Time Zen Taoism way is the Be of Be, Do, Have where Begetting, Becoming, Begoning is the landscape.

Be like water

Burn like fire


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What time is it for me? Oracle inquiry best made on Monday's for seven day unfolding.

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Tao Time

The ecstasy of timelessness as Begetting, Becoming, Begoning is embodied in Tao Time.

Formulated 3,500 years ago in 64 interactive social and cultural messages about human and social interactions,

The IChing adapts and flexes shape in processes and procedures to navigate the means and matters that flow.

Through observation, detail and predication the IChing channels timeless energies. Following the forms of evolving and devolving leads to an ideal state of being. This is Tao

Transformative Tao is one of those instruments. The 72 day sojourn between two and a half lunar cycles builds and releases energy creating momentum in realizing the appropriate manifestation of an inquiry made of the oracle.

Transformative Tao is a 14 part seminar on understanding and applying intentionally called actions.

Through a methodological use of the IChing, or the Book of Changes,one can access and apply the wisdom in current times.

Applying the wisdom of the Tao, or the Way, always brings you exactly what you need when you need it to stay successful no matter the circumstances. Everything is useful in the Tao.

The Oracle is the I Ching, a construction of eight trigrams that form a combination of sixty four hexagrams that describes humans social and cultural activities.