102 episodes

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?

If so, then check out this podcast!

In this meeting, a chapter of the Tao Te Ching is discussed every week as to how it relates to recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be a great 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 that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1

In the Recovery Revolution Community, RRC for short, we have a number of live online recovery meetings every week on a number of different topics led by a wide mix of addicts and alcoholics in recovery.

For more information about the RRC, go to https://omarpinto.com/membership-community/ If you join the RRC, you will not only be able to participate in this meeting, along with many more live meetings, but also access a video library of past meetings plus many more benefits of this growing community. Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

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    • Buddhism
    • 4.9, 23 Ratings

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?

If so, then check out this podcast!

In this meeting, a chapter of the Tao Te Ching is discussed every week as to how it relates to recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be a great 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 that we use in every meeting; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/section:1

In the Recovery Revolution Community, RRC for short, we have a number of live online recovery meetings every week on a number of different topics led by a wide mix of addicts and alcoholics in recovery.

For more information about the RRC, go to https://omarpinto.com/membership-community/ If you join the RRC, you will not only be able to participate in this meeting, along with many more live meetings, but also access a video library of past meetings plus many more benefits of this growing community. Thanks for checking out our podcast. If you listen and enjoy this podcast, please share with your friends in recovery!

    Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 56 – Character of the Sage!

    Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 56 – Character of the Sage!

    In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. discuss Chapter 56 of the Tao Te Ching. In Chapter 56, Lao Tzu not only gives a description of what enlightenment looks like in our actions and attitudes but also what action to take to get there.
    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:56
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log in to a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 35 min
    Chuang Tzu – Great Knowledge – Freedom from Fear!

    Chuang Tzu – Great Knowledge – Freedom from Fear!

    In this episode, we discuss how fear divides and controls our lives. Instead of being in the moment, we allow our fear to keep us in the past or the future – both keep us from experiencing the solution, which is love!
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    This app has many uses, including contemplative meditation, recovery topic study, meeting discussion topics, sponsee education on the steps – just another free tool for your recovery toolbox! We have heard that our 2 minute Craving Meditations have been beneficial for those early in sobriety, not only for alcohol but any addictive issues that recovery tools would apply!
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 44 min
    Chuang Tzu – The Breath of Nature!

    Chuang Tzu – The Breath of Nature!

    In this episode, we discuss this beautiful poem attributed to Chuang Tzu. We discuss breathe and wind and analogies related to spirituality and letting go.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    This app has many uses, including contemplative meditation, recovery topic study, meeting discussion topics, sponsee education on the steps – just another free tool for your recovery toolbox! We have heard that our 2 minute Craving Meditations have been beneficial for those early in sobriety, not only for alcohol but any addictive issues that recovery tools would apply!
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 35 min
    Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 55 – The Need to Know!

    Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 55 – The Need to Know!

    In this episode, Zach E. and Buddy C. discuss Chapter 55 of the Tao Te Ching. A good discussion of how “the need to know” permeates all areas of life. Also discussed are the similarities between Christianity and Buddhist Zen and the need to know in both approaches to spirituality.
    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:55
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    This app has many uses, including contemplative meditation, recovery topic study, meeting discussion topics, sponsee education on the steps – just another free tool for your recovery toolbox! We have heard that our 2 minute Craving Meditations have been beneficial for those early in sobriety, not only for alcohol but any addictive issues that recovery tools would apply!
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Chuang Tzu – A Hat Salesman and A Capable Ruler – What Do We Value?

    Chuang Tzu – A Hat Salesman and A Capable Ruler – What Do We Value?

    In this episode, we study, A Hat Salesman and A Capable Ruler, a writing of Chuang Tzu. Great discussion of how empty our life can be if we place too much value on achieving our goals.
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com
    (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    This app has many uses, including contemplative meditation, recovery topic study, meeting discussion topics, sponsee education on the steps – just another free tool for your recovery toolbox! We have heard that our 2 minute Craving Meditations have been beneficial for those early in sobriety, not only for alcohol but any addictive issues that recovery tools would apply!
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 48 min
    Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 54 – Cultivating the Tao!

    Zach E. and Buddy C. Convo - Chapter 54 – Cultivating the Tao!

    This is a bonus episode of a weekly Sponsor/Sponsee meeting between Zach E. and Buddy C. In this conversation, we talk about how we cultivate the Tao in our lives.
    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:54
    Link to article and the effectiveness of AA; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/11/alcoholics-anonymous-aa-helps-people-stay-sober-longer-study-finds/5008835002/?fbclid=IwAR1vVJiEkyEpFzYTaPrxxQTnerPYbji4VOf3D1tWfTUtg8skQdKCOnwj_i0
    Meetings during the pandemic;
    1 pm EDT Mon-Fri - Direct Link: www.DailyRecoveryMeeting.com
    9 pm EDT Nightly 7 Days a Week - Direct Link; www.ZoomAAMeetings.com (You must log into a free zoom.us account for authentication to attend this meeting)
    Would You like to receive a free daily topic email with the most popular AA resources, accompanied by a secret Facebook group for discussion? Go to www.DailyAAEmails.com for more information!
    www.DailyAAEmails.com also includes a list of recovery podcasts and recovery resources!
    Are you interested in listening to sober meditations, where a thought is shared per meditation that helped the meditator with their recovery? Here is a link to a 100% free app called Sober Meditations or search Sober Meditations in both Apple and Google App Stores.
    Here are two google calendars you might like. One is a daily thought that is a mix of Christian, ACIM, Tao, and AA thoughts, one per day, and the other is A Course In Miracles calendar of the daily lessons throughout the year.
    Thought for the Day; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M203cHZkbXQ0ZjRzOHRmNnI4ZjJpdmt2YmdAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ
    ACIM; https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=aTZuc2x0cnV2Z2I1YzhrOXJ0aG80MXUwYmtAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ&authuser=0

    • 1 hr 3 min

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The word Tao (pronounced dau) in Chinese means “way,” indicating a path of thought or life that is the essential unifying force of everything that exists in the universe. Taoism is following the way.
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