Taoism PodcastsTaoism. The Tao. Yin and Yang. The Five Elements. Ba Gua. Taiji. Feng Shui. The I Ching. Laozi. Zhuang Zi.

All of these things and countless others are part and parcel of the Tao. Depending on who you ask, Taoism is a path within Chinese Philosophy. It is one of the Three Teachings. It is one of many Chinese religions. It plays a major role in Chinese folk religion. And as a mainstream religion, there are various Taoist schools or denominations.

Some focus on philosophy. Some on Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Some on Martial Arts and Ceremony. The list goes on; Taoism touches many different areas and down the Taoist path is a plethora of knowledge in a vast array of subjects.

Whether you’re more of the Tao of Pooh type, the Internal Alchemy practitioner, a Wudang Quan student or something else, there’s bound to be something in here to whet your appetite.

However, I will NOT be listing podcasts “The Tao of… (wealth-building, day-trading or any other non-Taoist topics simply relying on Tao as a catch-phrase)”

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Taoism Podcasts

The Tao Teh King, or the Tao and its Characteristics

The Tao Teh King, or the Tao and its Characteristics (Audio Book)

Written in classical Chinese some time during the sixth century BC, The Tao Teh King or The Tao and its Characteristics is a classical Chinese text that is one of the important keystones in understanding the thought systems of Asia. Though no clear records exist, it is traditionally thought to have been the work of the sage Lao Tzu, the founder of classical Taoism.

This translation was undertaken by James Legge, a Scottish missionary who worked in Malacca and Hong Kong besides mainland China and went on to become a professor of Chinese Studies at Oxford University.

The Tao Teh King, or the Tao and its Characteristics by Lao Tze was published in 1880. James Legge was deeply knowledgeable and well-versed in Chinese philosophy and language, hence his work enjoys a solid reputation.

For readers interested in a rich and enduring way of thought that seeks to blend man and his environment, this is indeed a treasure trove!

Tao Te Ching & What Water Would Do

Tao Te Ching & What Water Would Do

An interesting take on the Tao Teh Ching by Devan Jesse Byrne.

Laotzu’s Tao Teh Ching and Wu Wei (Audio Book)

The classic of the Way and of High Virtue is the Tao Teh Ching.

The book is divided into two parts, the Upper Part and the Lower Part.

The Upper Part consists of chapters 1-37, and each chapter begins with the word “Tao,” or the Way. The Lower Part consists of chapters 38-81, and each chapter begins with the words “Shang Teh,” or High Virtue.

This 1919 edition names the Lower Part as the Wu Wei, or translated variously as “not doing,” “non-ado,” or “non-assertion.” This edition also contains a history of the book and its author, Lao Tzu, along with a discussion of the Wu Wei.

The Book of Lieh-Tzu

Book of Lieh-Tzu (Audio Book)

Although Lieh Tzu’s work has evidently passed through the hands of many editors and gathered numerous accretions, there remains a considerable nucleus which in all probability was committed to writing by Lieh Tzu’s immediate disciples, and is therefore older than the genuine parts of Chuang Tzu.

The What's This Tao All About Podcast

What’s This Tao All About?

“What’s 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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