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What's This Tao All About?

Tod Perry

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What's This Tao All About?

What's This Tao All About?

Tod Perry

26
Followers
475
Plays
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A lighthearted Taoism podcast hosted by Dr. Carl Totton and Tod Perry.

Latest Episodes

Show 75 — Chuang Tzu’s ‘Person of Tao’ and Death

Dr. Totton and Tod discuss a recent New York Times article on Taoism and death. Later, we dig into Chuang Tzu’s “Man of Tao” and learn why the “greatest person is nobody.”

--1 w ago
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Show 75 — Chuang Tzu’s ‘Person of Tao’ and Death

Show 74 — Tao of Emotions and Chapter 79

A listener writes in asking about how to manage his strong emotions, so Dr. Totton responds with some solutions to help him find balance. Later, we take a look at chapter 79 of the “Tao Te Ching” which deals with reciprocity. Right click to download Dr. Totton’s tapping technique >>

--3 w ago
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Show 74 — Tao of Emotions and Chapter 79

Show 73 — The Tao of Jordan Peterson, Chapter 78

Psychologist Jordan Peterson is one of today’s most popular and controversial public intellectuals, and he talks about Taoism, a lot. Here, we take a look at his views on the Tao to see if he really knows what this Tao is all about. Later, a listener wants to know how it’s possible to act out […]

--SEP 21
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Show 73 — The Tao of Jordan Peterson, Chapter 78

Show 72 — Social Aspects of Wu-Wei, Listener Mail, and Chapter 71

Dr. Totton and Tod go over Edward Slingerland’s tips to incorporate wu-wei into your life. Later, a listener wants to know that the Tao would look like personified, and Chaptern71 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

36 minAUG 24
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Show 72 — Social Aspects of Wu-Wei, Listener Mail, and Chapter 71

Show 71 — Leadership and Action vs. Non-Action

A listener writes in asking about how he can climb the corporate ladder while still living in accords with Taoist principals. Later, Dr. Totton and Tod take a look at Thomas Merton’s translation of Chuang-Tzu’s “Action vs. non-Action.”

--AUG 9
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Show 71 — Leadership and Action vs. Non-Action

Show 70 — Self-Care During Crisis

Dr. Totton shares some self-care techniques to keep you healthy and happy during trying times

35 minJUL 27
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Show 70 — Self-Care During Crisis

Show 69 — Ambiguity, Education, Jane Goodall, Chapter 73

In a world that teaches us to see things in black and white, Taoists prefer a more ambiguous view of the world. What are the benefits? Later, a listener asks Dr. Totton’s thoughts on education, Tod talks discusses his interview with Jane Goodall, and Chapter 69 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

43 minMAY 31
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Show 69 — Ambiguity, Education, Jane Goodall, Chapter 73

Show 68 — Experience Totality and Chapter 77

Dr. Totton shows us how to live a life where we accept and experience everything. Later, Chuang Tzu’s funeral, and Chapter 77 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

--MAY 18
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Show 68 — Experience Totality and Chapter 77

Show 67 – Chuang Tzu’s Greatest Hits and Chapter 67

Tod and Dr. T go through a list of Chuang-Tzu’s most memorable, profound, and funny quotes. Also, chapter 67 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

49 minAPR 12
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Show 67 – Chuang Tzu’s Greatest Hits and Chapter 67

Show 66 — Coronavirus, Free Will, and Chapter 80

Dr. Totton provides some practices to help people dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. We also discuss the Taoist idea of free will and break down chapter 80 of the “Tao Te Ching.” Right click to download a .doc of Dr. Totton’s”10-Day Gong.” >>

51 minAPR 5
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Show 66 — Coronavirus, Free Will, and Chapter 80

Latest Episodes

Show 75 — Chuang Tzu’s ‘Person of Tao’ and Death

Dr. Totton and Tod discuss a recent New York Times article on Taoism and death. Later, we dig into Chuang Tzu’s “Man of Tao” and learn why the “greatest person is nobody.”

--1 w ago
Comments
Show 75 — Chuang Tzu’s ‘Person of Tao’ and Death

Show 74 — Tao of Emotions and Chapter 79

A listener writes in asking about how to manage his strong emotions, so Dr. Totton responds with some solutions to help him find balance. Later, we take a look at chapter 79 of the “Tao Te Ching” which deals with reciprocity. Right click to download Dr. Totton’s tapping technique >>

--3 w ago
Comments
Show 74 — Tao of Emotions and Chapter 79

Show 73 — The Tao of Jordan Peterson, Chapter 78

Psychologist Jordan Peterson is one of today’s most popular and controversial public intellectuals, and he talks about Taoism, a lot. Here, we take a look at his views on the Tao to see if he really knows what this Tao is all about. Later, a listener wants to know how it’s possible to act out […]

--SEP 21
Comments
Show 73 — The Tao of Jordan Peterson, Chapter 78

Show 72 — Social Aspects of Wu-Wei, Listener Mail, and Chapter 71

Dr. Totton and Tod go over Edward Slingerland’s tips to incorporate wu-wei into your life. Later, a listener wants to know that the Tao would look like personified, and Chaptern71 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

36 minAUG 24
Comments
Show 72 — Social Aspects of Wu-Wei, Listener Mail, and Chapter 71

Show 71 — Leadership and Action vs. Non-Action

A listener writes in asking about how he can climb the corporate ladder while still living in accords with Taoist principals. Later, Dr. Totton and Tod take a look at Thomas Merton’s translation of Chuang-Tzu’s “Action vs. non-Action.”

--AUG 9
Comments
Show 71 — Leadership and Action vs. Non-Action

Show 70 — Self-Care During Crisis

Dr. Totton shares some self-care techniques to keep you healthy and happy during trying times

35 minJUL 27
Comments
Show 70 — Self-Care During Crisis

Show 69 — Ambiguity, Education, Jane Goodall, Chapter 73

In a world that teaches us to see things in black and white, Taoists prefer a more ambiguous view of the world. What are the benefits? Later, a listener asks Dr. Totton’s thoughts on education, Tod talks discusses his interview with Jane Goodall, and Chapter 69 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

43 minMAY 31
Comments
Show 69 — Ambiguity, Education, Jane Goodall, Chapter 73

Show 68 — Experience Totality and Chapter 77

Dr. Totton shows us how to live a life where we accept and experience everything. Later, Chuang Tzu’s funeral, and Chapter 77 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

--MAY 18
Comments
Show 68 — Experience Totality and Chapter 77

Show 67 – Chuang Tzu’s Greatest Hits and Chapter 67

Tod and Dr. T go through a list of Chuang-Tzu’s most memorable, profound, and funny quotes. Also, chapter 67 of the “Tao Te Ching.”

49 minAPR 12
Comments
Show 67 – Chuang Tzu’s Greatest Hits and Chapter 67

Show 66 — Coronavirus, Free Will, and Chapter 80

Dr. Totton provides some practices to help people dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. We also discuss the Taoist idea of free will and break down chapter 80 of the “Tao Te Ching.” Right click to download a .doc of Dr. Totton’s”10-Day Gong.” >>

51 minAPR 5
Comments
Show 66 — Coronavirus, Free Will, and Chapter 80
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