Self-care and the Yijing
The Yijing: Methods and Motives
The Change Classic or Book of Changes (Yijing or I Ching) is one of the ‘Thirteen Classics of Confucious’ (十三經). As a literary work, the Yijing is rich in content and it has informed people of Asian lands for more than two thousand years. Organized by a series of symbols called ‘hexagrams’ (gua 卦), the Yijing is now used throughout the world as a divinatory tool, usually as an aid to decision making. This series of workshops will focus on how to use the Yijing as a tool in self-care, in meditation, and in taijiquan practice. Using the Richard Wilhelm translation as a basis, we will explore the symbols, concepts, and potential of the Book of Changes with an eye toward making it relevant in your daily life.
On this weekend Sam and Yanira will explore the ‘what,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how’ of the Book of Changes. We’ll cover Yijing history, philosophy, and methods for practical usage, especially, ‘The Yijing Bead Reading Method.’ As we’ll look at the basic trigram and hexagram structures and relationships. As well, we’ll work with various ‘body-loosening’ practices derived from traditional qigong/neigong. By the end of the weekend, participants can begin to use the Yijing as a guide in self-care and self-cultivation.
Chinese 'Elegant Evening' Friday Sept, 15
On the Friday night before each of the Yijing weekend events we will have an ‘Chinese Elegant Evening’ with themes that include Chinese poetry, tea, music, philosophy, language, history, and maybe a bit of acupuncture!
These community-building evenings are by donation.
Next in the series:
• Part two
The Yijing and Meditation Dec. 16-17, 2017
• Part three
The Yijing, Taijiquan and Yangsheng April 14-15, 2018
Times: Friday 19.00-21.00 / Sat. Sun 10.00-17.30 (13.00-15.00 break)
Cost: cost: 150€
Location: Berlin Studio. Erich-Muellerstr. 12 Berlin, Lichtenberg (Rummelsburger Bucht)
Contact: Yanira Masich
+49 (0)171 1105866
Bank Transfer Information:
Name: Samuel Masich
Bank: Commerz Bank
IBAN: DE89 1008 0000 0447 1131 00