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Yijing / I Ching (易經 / 周易) can be translated as the Book of Changes or the Classic of Changes. It is a collection of writings from ancient China, the oldest of which are around 3000 years old. The wisdom of the Yijing explores timeless themes of the natural world, constantly changing patterns of life, situations and action that are still just as relevant to life in the modern world.

Ancient Chinese rulers used the system for divination. Through consulting the I Ching system as an oracle, surprising insight can often be gained into situations and decisions.

This meetup is open to anybody with an interest in the Yijing. Whether your interest in the Yijing is historical, philosophical, spiritual, psychological or any other, you are most welcome to join us.

There is a wide range of experience in the society from newcomers to experts, so whether you only have basic knowledge, or have been studying the Yijing for years, come along!

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Meeting formats:

Focus Meetings: More structured, with a topic and usually a presentation, then discussion and example readings. (The Ding or Cauldron: transforming our understanding).

Social Meetings: More informal, no specific agenda other than chatting, networking and sharing ideas about the I Ching. (The Jing or Well: nourishing social structure).
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Suggested Readings:

The I Ching Handbook: A Practical Guide to Logical and Personal Perspectives from the Book Of Change by Edward Hacker

I Ching or Book of Changes by Richard Wilhelm (Translator), Cary F Baynes (Translator), C.G. Jung (Foreword)

Zhouyi: A New Translation with Commentary of the Book of Changes by Richard Rutt

The Classic of Changes: A New Translation of the “I Ching” as Interpreted by Wang Bi by Richard J. Lynn

THE ORIGINAL “YIJING”: A TEXT, PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION, TRANSLATION, AND INDEXES, WITH SAMPLE GLOSSES (I CHING, CHINA) by Kunst, Richard Alan, University of California, Berkeley, 1985, 686 pages; 8525020

THE COMPOSITION OF THE “ZHOUYI” (CHINA) by Shaughnessy, Edward Louis, Stanford University, 1983, 376 pages; 8320774

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Upcoming events (2)

Focus Meeting: I Ching Hexagram Artwork

Online event

Brad Schwartz will be joining us from the US for this special Zoom meeting. He will share a series of his illustrations that represent his interpretation of the essences of the changes / hexagrams in the I Ching. His creative journey also led to an exploration of the arrangement and grouping of the 64 hexagrams, and the Yi's early context. So there will be discussion around this too. Our regulars include some experienced users of the I Ching but newcomers are always welcome. Whatever your level of knowledge, come along, learn and share. See you there! Richard --- Yijing (I Ching) can be translated as the Book of Changes or the Classic of Changes. It is a collection of writings from ancient China, the oldest of which are around 3000 years old. The wisdom of the Yijing explores timeless themes of the natural world, constantly changing patterns of life, situations and action that are still just as relevant to life in the modern world. Ancient Chinese rulers used the system for divination. Through consulting the I Ching system as an oracle, surprising insight can often be gained into situations and decisions. This meeting is open to anybody with an interest in the Yijing. Whether your interest in the Yijing is historical, philosophical, spiritual, psychological or any other, you are most welcome to join us. --- Meeting formats, see the title above: Focus Meetings: More structured, with a topic and usually a presentation, then discussion and example readings. (The Ding or Cauldron: transforming our understanding). Social Meetings: More informal, no specific agenda other than chatting, networking and sharing ideas about the I Ching. (The Jing or Well: nourishing social structure). ---

Focus Meeting: Topic TBC

The Craft Beer Co.

Topic TBC - If any members have an area of Yijing (I Ching) knowledge they would like to give a short presentation about, please contact Richard the group organiser. Through discussion and example readings, we can then share thoughts about the material and our experiences with the Yijing, learning together from each other. Our regulars include some experienced users of the I Ching but newcomers are always welcome. Whatever your level of knowledge, come along, learn and share. Some of us will stick around well past 9 to socialise, so we look forward to enjoying some of the fine ales etc available at the venue. See you there! Richard --- Yijing (I Ching) can be translated as the Book of Changes or the Classic of Changes. It is a collection of writings from ancient China, the oldest of which are around 3000 years old. The wisdom of the Yijing explores timeless themes of the natural world, constantly changing patterns of life, situations and action that are still just as relevant to life in the modern world. Ancient Chinese rulers used the system for divination. Through consulting the I Ching system as an oracle, surprising insight can often be gained into situations and decisions. This meeting is open to anybody with an interest in the Yijing. Whether your interest in the Yijing is historical, philosophical, spiritual, psychological or any other, you are most welcome to join us. --- Meeting formats, see the title above: Focus Meetings: More structured, with a topic and usually a presentation, then discussion and example readings. (The Ding or Cauldron: transforming our understanding). Social Meetings: More informal, no specific agenda other than chatting, networking and sharing ideas about the I Ching. (The Jing or Well: nourishing social structure). ---

Past events (32)

Focus Meeting: I Ching and Gurdjieff

Online event

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