Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
May 25, 2008, 5:51 pm
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Noah Levine, author of Dharma Punx, has posted a series of talks/discussions on the relationship between Buddhist principles and the Twelve Steps. Levine draws on his personal experience as a Buddhist in recovery to explain the connection between the two.

Follow this link and scroll down until you find the talks titled “Buddhism & Recovery.”

For a quick sample, here is Levine’s talk on Step One:
Buddhism & Recovery: Step 1

(Thanks to Piers K. for the link!)

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Among the many correspondence items between Fr. John C. Ford, S.J., and Bill Wilson that were in the Shoemaker papers at the Episcopal Church Archives in Texas was a letter in which Bill spoke of Buddhism and the Twelve Steps. Fr. Ford had suggested sanctions against those whose religious views were at variance with the Twelve Steps, but Bill responded that he didn’t much care what the Buddhists did with the Twelve Steps. Many will recall that Nell Wing, A.A.’s first archivist, was a Buddhist.

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