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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 59 — Tao of Anxiety, Chapters 58 and 63

9/22/2019
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Dr. Totton uses his vast knowledge of psychology and the Tao to discuss anxiety. Also, a few chapters from the good book.

Duration:00:37:34

Show 58 — Lieh-Tzu and Chapters 50 and 56

9/7/2019
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Get to know a bit about the third most important author in the Taoist cannon.

Duration:00:44:35

Show 57 — The Empty Boat

8/25/2019
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“The Empty Boat” is a powerful parable by Chuang-Tzu, Dr. Totton and Tod take a deep dive to figure out what it means. Later, a listener asks a question about prayer.

Duration:00:43:16

Show 56 — The Tao of Happiness and Chapters 46 and 47

6/29/2019
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On this show we discuss what Lao Tzu has to say about happiness and delve semi-deep into chapters 46 and 47 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:35:29

Show 55 — The Tao of Carl Jung and Chapter 44

6/20/2019
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Dr. Totton digs deep into psychologist Carl Jung and his deep connection to the Tao. Later, we crack open the “Tao Te Ching” and investigate Chapter 44.

Duration:00:38:59

Show # 54 — Feeling the Tao, Dude and Chapters 35 and 43

6/2/2019
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Dr. Totton and Tod consult the wisdom of “The Big Lebowski”-inspired “Dude De Ching” to discuss societal organization and chapter 35 of the “Tao Te Ching.” Also, a listener writes in asking how to feel the Tao.

Duration:00:48:25

Show # 53 — The Environment and Tzu-Jan

3/25/2019
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Dr. Totton and Tod discuss Tzu-Jan which is known as the “heart of the Tao” and give some Taoist perspective on the environment.

Duration:00:32:39

Show # 52 — Taoist Morality and Chapter 28

3/11/2019
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What is the basis for Taoist morality? Dr. Totton and Tod take a look into the moral principals of Taoist thought. Later, an examination of Chapter 28 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

Duration:00:31:32

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