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In this podcast, we discuss mystical works of literature, primarily Taoist text, and how they relate to alcohol recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be an excellent tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power.” Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking.

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1

Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs?

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 39 Ratings

In this podcast, we discuss mystical works of literature, primarily Taoist text, and how they relate to alcohol recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be an excellent tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power.” Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking.

Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1

Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

Do you want to stop drinking? Does alcoholism or addiction run in your family? Are you considering how to get sober? Are you seriously thinking about sobriety for the first time being alcohol is controlling your life as never before? Has the idea of a "Higher Power" kept you out of Alcoholics Anonymous or other 12 Step recovery programs?

    Tao Te Ching Verse 51 – Expectations

    Tao Te Ching Verse 51 – Expectations

    Create something without holding on to it. Do the work without expecting credit for it. Lead people without giving them orders. That’s the secret of the power of Tao.
    — Ron Hogan, Tao Te Ching, Verse 51
    30 Tools to Stay Sober All Year Round!
    We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!
    Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting: https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Nightly 9 pm eastern Zoom A.A. Meeting www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    30 Tools to Stay Sober; https://buddyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/30-Tools-to-Stay-Sober120921.pdf
    Info on the new book, Powerless But Not Helpless, the free daily Tao Recovery Email, Sensei Elliston's new book, a list of podcasts, and many recovery  resources at www.BuddyC.org
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular A.A. resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
     

    • 42 min
    Tao Te Ching Verse 50 – Am I giving up to the moment?

    Tao Te Ching Verse 50 – Am I giving up to the moment?

    The Master gives himself up to whatever the moment brings.
    — Stephen Mitchell, Tao Te Ching, Verse 50
    30 Tools to Stay Sober All Year Round!
    We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!
    Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting: https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Nightly 9 pm eastern Zoom A.A. Meeting www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    30 Tools to Stay Sober; https://buddyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/30-Tools-to-Stay-Sober120921.pdf
    Info on the new book, Powerless But Not Helpless, the free daily Tao Recovery Email, Sensei Elliston's new book, a list of podcasts, and many recovery  resources at www.BuddyC.org
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular A.A. resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!

    • 33 min
    Tao Te Ching Verse 49 – What is our true nature?

    Tao Te Ching Verse 49 – What is our true nature?

    Those who are good he (the Sage) treats with goodness. Those who are bad he also treats with goodness because the nature of his being is good.
    — Jonathan Star, Tao Te Ching, The Definitive Edition, Verse 49
    30 Tools to Stay Sober All Year Round!
    We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!
    Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting: https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Nightly 9 pm eastern Zoom A.A. Meeting www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    30 Tools to Stay Sober; https://buddyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/30-Tools-to-Stay-Sober120921.pdf
    Info on the new book, Powerless But Not Helpless, the free daily Tao Recovery Email, Sensei Elliston's new book, a list of podcasts, and many recovery  resources at www.BuddyC.org
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular A.A. resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!

    • 41 min
    Tao Te Ching Verse 48 – Unattached or Non-interfering Action!

    Tao Te Ching Verse 48 – Unattached or Non-interfering Action!

    With unattached action, there is nothing one cannot do
    — Derek lin, Tao Te Ching, Verse 48
    30 Tools to Stay Sober All Year Round!
    We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!
    Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting: https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Nightly 9 pm eastern Zoom A.A. Meeting www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    30 Tools to Stay Sober; https://buddyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/30-Tools-to-Stay-Sober120921.pdf
    Info on the new book, Powerless But Not Helpless, the free daily Tao Recovery Email, Sensei Elliston's new book, a list of podcasts, and many recovery  resources at www.BuddyC.org
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular A.A. resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!

    • 37 min
    Tao Recovery Podcast – Oscar V’s Story

    Tao Recovery Podcast – Oscar V’s Story

    On this week's podcast, we have the privilege of hearing from Oscar V, a regular podcast attendee. Take advantage of this opportunity to get to know Oscar and be inspired by his experience, strength, and hope.
     30 Tools to Stay Sober All Year Round!
    We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!
    Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting: https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Nightly 9 pm eastern Zoom A.A. Meeting www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    30 Tools to Stay Sober; https://buddyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/30-Tools-to-Stay-Sober120921.pdf
    Info on the new book, Powerless But Not Helpless, the free daily Tao Recovery Email, Sensei Elliston's new book, a list of podcasts, and many recovery  resources at www.BuddyC.org
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular A.A. resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
     

    • 46 min
    Tao Te Ching Verse 47 – The further one goes, the less one knows.

    Tao Te Ching Verse 47 – The further one goes, the less one knows.

    The sage knows without going
    Names without seeing
    Achieves without striving
    — Derek Lin, Tao Te Ching, Verse 47
    30 Tools to Stay Sober All Year Round!
    We are looking forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting!
    Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching that we use in every meeting: https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1
    Join our private Facebook group and continue the conversation! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TaoPodcast/ or search Tao of Our understanding Podcast.
    Nightly 9 pm eastern Zoom A.A. Meeting www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    30 Tools to Stay Sober; https://buddyc.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/30-Tools-to-Stay-Sober120921.pdf
    Info on the new book, Powerless But Not Helpless, the free daily Tao Recovery Email, Sensei Elliston's new book, a list of podcasts, and many recovery  resources at www.BuddyC.org
    Zen Home Meditation Training https://www.aszc.org/sitting-with-sensei
    Would you like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular A.A. resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

polingja ,

Great podcast

I love how these folks combine the tao with recovery and demonstrate how it easily applies

2dasea ,

Church only better!

Such a blessing to find this pod. It’s like church without the hypocrisy and dogma.

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Great Podcast!

This is a great podcast with many diverse viewpoints and is perfect for anyone exploring something higher than themselves.

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