|ORIENTATION: 7:15pm. We will begin with introductions, then review the updated schedule and any changes, cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.|
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: We begin our examination of ancient and modern Chinese history, culture, and arts with a discussion of "I Ching" as the organizing principle for the week. What is the "I Ching"? Also known as “The Book of Changes,” it is one of the oldest classic Chinese texts, dating to before 1,000 B.C. The “I Ching” is essentially a book of wisdom that contains a system for predicting the future. It is centered on ideas such as the dynamic balance of opposites, the evolution of events as a process, and acceptance of the inevitability of change.
Weather permitting during the program, there will be free time opportunities, usually in the afternoons, for boat rides, swimming in the lake, canoeing, hiking.