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"Whats This Tao All About?" is a beginner's guide to Taoism and the Tao Te Ching hosted by Dr. Carl Totton a Tao master, member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and Doctor of Psychology. The co-host is Tod Perry, the host of the popular comedy podcasts Low Budget FM, Far Out! and The Original Kings of Podcasting.

"Whats This Tao All About?" is a beginner's guide to Taoism and the Tao Te Ching hosted by Dr. Carl Totton a Tao master, member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and Doctor of Psychology. The co-host is Tod Perry, the host of the popular comedy podcasts Low Budget FM, Far Out! and The Original Kings of Podcasting.
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"Whats This Tao All About?" is a beginner's guide to Taoism and the Tao Te Ching hosted by Dr. Carl Totton a Tao master, member of the Martial Arts Hall of Fame, and Doctor of Psychology. The co-host is Tod Perry, the host of the popular comedy podcasts Low Budget FM, Far Out! and The Original Kings of Podcasting.

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English


Episodes

Show # 51 — Psychic Cleansing and Chapter 45

12/4/2018
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Dr. Totton shares some techniquesto help us cleanse our minds and free ourselves from attachment. Later, Chapter 45 of the “Tao Te Ching.” Right click to download The Mind, Cleaning, Karma, and Life.

Duration:00:44:22

Show # 50 — The Meaning of Life and Chapter 38

11/18/2018
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From a Taoist perspective, what is the meaning of life? Dr. Totton and Tod attempt to address this massive question in under 20 minutes. Later, chapter 38 of the “Tao Te Ching” a verse that Dr. Totton refers to as a “power chapter.”

Duration:00:50:46

Show # 49 — Your True Self and Chapter 27

11/5/2018
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How do you really find your “true self”? Does such a thing really exist? Dr. Totton and Tod examine the idea from a Taoist perspective.

Duration:00:48:31

Show #48 – 10-Day Gong and Listener Mail

8/26/2018
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Dr. Totton has created a ten-day gong to help people become more in touch with themselves and the Tao. Later, Dr. Totton and Tod answer a listener’s question about being in tune with reality. Right click to download a .doc of Dr. Totton’s”10-Day Gong.” >>

Duration:00:49:37

Show # 47 – Peace in Chaos, Chapter 10, More Alan Watts

8/12/2018
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Tod and Dr. Totton finish up their discussion on Alan Watts’Tao: The Watercourse Way, reply to a listener who’s having trouble living in these chaotic times, and break open Chapter 10 of the Tao Te Ching.

Duration:00:37:36

Show # 46 — Alan Watts’ ‘Tao: The Watercourse Way’ and Chapter 9

7/29/2018
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Alan Watts was one of the first major Taoist philosophers in the Western world. Here, Tod and Dr. Totton dig deep into his book, Tao: The Watercourse Way. Later, they crack open the Tao Te Ching to examine chapter 9.

Duration:00:49:37

Show # 45 – The Tao of Love and Chapter 39

5/14/2018
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On this show, we talk address a subject that isn’t often referenced in “The Tao Te Ching”: Love. Later, Tod and Dr. Totton discuss Chapter 39 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:44:14

Show #44 — “The Te of Piglet” and Chapter 25

4/29/2018
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Dr. Totton and Tod crack open the pages of “The Te of Piglet,” Benjamin Hoff’s sequel to the “Tao of Pooh.” Later they dissect chapter 25 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:36:18

Show #43 — The Tao of Anarchy

4/15/2018
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Was Lao Tzu an anarchist? Dr. Totton and Tod take a look into the politics of the “Tao Te Ching” on episode 43. “Anarchism and Taoism” by Josh

Duration:00:33:52

Show # 42 — Death, Forgiveness, and Chapter 24

2/11/2018
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Dr. Totton and Tod open the show with the story of a dying man who found strength in the final months of life through the Tao. Later, a listener has questions about forgiveness and Chapter 24 of the Tao Te Ching. “Accepting Cancer’s Challenges with a Little Help from the ‘Tao Te Ching'” by Jeffrey […]

Duration:00:38:25

Show # 41 — Chapter 13 and The Last Jedi

1/28/2018
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On this episode, Dr. Totton and Tod dig deep into chapter 13 of the Tao Te Ching to learn how to embrace disgrace. Also, some thoughts on the not-so-subtle Taoist messages in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Duration:00:37:42

Show # 40 – Balance and Chapter 23

1/14/2018
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What does Lao-Tzu mean when he talks about balance? Dr. Carl explains in our first episode of the new year. Tod and Dr. Totton also dig deep into Chapter 23 of “The Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:45:43

Show # 39 – Zen and Taoist Perspective on Knowledge

10/2/2017
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Tod’s book review of “Zen and the Art of Archery” sparks a conversation about Zen. Later, Tod and Dr. Totton discuss what Lao Tzu means by “abandoning knowledge.”

Duration:00:39:24

Show # 38 – Tao of Creativity and Chapter 19

9/20/2017
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Dr. Totten explore how the study of Taoism can help with creativity and dig deep into Chapter 19 of “The Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:30:19

Show # 37 — Chapters 11 and 18

9/4/2017
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Tod is going through a major life change so he asks Dr. Totton for some Taoist perspective on the issue. Later, they dig deep into Chapters 11 and 18 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:45:04

Show # 36 – Chapter 6, Listener Mail, Taoist Priests

6/29/2017
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On episode 36, Dr. Totton and Tod discuss how one becomes a Taoist priest. Later, they answer an email from a professional athlete and review Chapter 6 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:32:05

Show # 35 – The Western Mind, Taoist History, and Chapter 4

6/12/2017
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On episode 35, Dr. Totton and Tod discuss how Taoism acts as antidote for the Western mind. They also touch upon the history of Taoism and dig deep into chapter four of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:34:21

34 — Digital Detatchment

5/30/2017
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Dr. Totton and Tod try and help a listener who’s addicted to social media. Plus, Tod has some great news about a potential guest. Brian Diedrick’s Digital Detachment blog

Duration:00:34:39

Show # 33 — The Essence of Tao and Listener Mail

3/26/2017
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What is the Tao, really? Is it metaphorical, physical, metaphysical? Tod and Dr. Totton discuss. Later, some hard-hitting questions from the show’s listeners.

Duration:00:45:23

Show # 32 — 10% Happier and Te

3/12/2017
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Dr. Carl Totton and Tod open the show with a discussion about ABC News‘ Anchor Dan Harris’ new book “10% Happier.” Later, they take another deep dive into the mysterious Taoist concept of Te.

Duration:00:41:19