Shambhala Day 2018 I Ching Reading

What a delightful Shambhala Day celebration this year! It was so wonderful to have our center full of cheerful people and delicious food. Many thanks to all who came and made this so much fun. As promised, here is the link to Sakyong Mipham’s 2018 Shambhala Day address.  Rinpoche offers a guided meditation on kindness at the end. Also, if you wish to see the St. Johnsbury roll call video, we’re at 7:46 on the third video on the page.

We queried the I Ching with: How can the St. Johnsbury Shambhala Center manifest to be of benefit to our larger St. Johnsbury community? A special thank you to Caroline DeMaio for her assistance with the I Ching. She was kind enough to send the reading along for your enjoyment.

I Ching Reading on Shambhala Day, 2018 – Year of the Earth Dog

I ching hexagram 1 - The CreativeHexagram #1 – Ch’ien – The Creative

From I Ching, Richard Wilhelm Translation:

“The first hexagram is made up of six unbroken lines. These unbroken lines stand for the primal power, which is light-giving, active, strong and of the spirit. The hexagram is consistently strong in character, and since it is without weakness, its essence is power or energy. Its image is heaven. Its energy is represented as unrestricted by any fixed conditions in space and is therefore conceived of as motion. Time is regarded as the basis of this motion. Thus, the hexagram includes also the power of time and the power of persisting in time, that is, duration.”

We had a changing line in the fifth position:

“Nine in the fifth place means:
Flying dragon in the heavens.
It furthers one to see the great man.”

Changed to

I Ching hexagram 14 Possession in Great MeasureHexagram #14: Ta Yu – Possession in Great Measure

“The fire in heaven above shines far, and all things stand out in the light and become manifest. The weak fifth line occupies the place of honor, and all the strong lines are in accord with it. All things come to the man who is modest and kind in a high position.

The Judgement

Possession in Great Measure
Supreme success.

The two trigrams indicate that strength and clarity unite. Possession in great measure is determined by fate and accords with the time. How is it possible that the weak line has power to hold the strong lines fast and to possess them? It is done by virtue of unselfish modesty. The time is favorable–a time of strength within, clarity and culture without. Power is expressing itself in a graceful and controlled way. This brings supreme success and wealth.”