What's This Tao All About?

A lighthearted Taoism podcast hosted by a Tao Master and curious writer.

Month: September 2015

Episode 5 — Te (or the Tao In-Action)

We open the show with a discussion on how to become a practicing Taoist. Later, Dr. Carl and Tod tackle the oh-so important Tao concept of Te. The Te helps put the Tao in action, Dr. Carl discusses how you can make it work for you. We end with a brief talk on chapter four of the Tao Te Ching which helps you discover your own cosmic nature.

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Epiosode 4 — Meditation

We open the show speculating whether some of the greatest minds of the last century were secretly Taoists. Later, Dr. Carl discusses mediation and we end with a break down of Chapter Three of the Tao Te Ching.

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Episode 3 — Social Status, Yin and Yang

Recently, Tod got stuck riding the bus to work, prompting a discussion on social status and how it relates to the Tao. Later, we get into a conversation on the Taoist principal of Yin and Yang. This week’s Tao Te Ching reading is from chapter 8.

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Episode 2 – Busy Brags vs. the Art of Non-Doing

Our show opens with a discussion about the perils of the persistent business pervasive in modern society. Later, Dr. Carl Totton discusses the Taoist principal of wu-wei or the “art of non-doing.” The show ends with a break down of Chapter Two of the Tao Te Ching, a rumination on appreciating polarity and mutual arising.

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