What's This Tao All About?

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

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Show # 42 — Death, Forgiveness, and Chapter 24

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 Weiss

Show # 41 — Chapter 13 and The Last Jedi

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.

Show # 40 – Balance and Chapter 23

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.”

Show # 39 – Zen and Taoist Perspective on Knowledge

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.”

Show # 38 – Tao of Creativity and Chapter 19

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

Show # 37 — Chapters 11 and 18

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.”

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

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.”

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

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.”

34 — Digital Detatchment

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

Show # 33 — The Essence of Tao and Listener Mail

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.

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