Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Qty:1
  • List Price: $12.95
  • Save: $4.45 (34%)
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
12 Steps on Buddha's Path... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: The item shows wear from consistent use, but it remains in good condition and works perfectly. All pages and cover are intact (including the dust cover, if applicable). Spine may show signs of wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. May include "From the library of" labels.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We Paperback – March 15, 2006

4.5 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$8.50
$6.25 $0.01

Up to 50% off select Non-Fiction books
Featured titles are up to 50% off for a limited time. See all titles
$8.50 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • 12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We
  • +
  • One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps
  • +
  • Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment
Total price: $36.11
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Review

"I like 12 Steps on Buddha's Path very much. 'Laura K' has done a great service through writing this book--there is a huge potential audience out there that needs and deserves it. Weaving together the teachings and practices offered to us by the Buddha with the teachings and practices of the 12-Step Program is a brilliant move, that she has rendered with utmost integrity and wisdom." (Marcia Rose, founding teacher of The Mountain Hermitage and Taos Mountain Sangha)

"The author of this book has used her own experience in decades of 12-Step work and as a Buddhist meditator as the vehicle for presenting both practice paths. As I read these parallel reflections, echoing the promise of the end of suffering back and forth between them, the promise of liberation from suffering sounded stronger and stronger, as if two familiar voices were calling out 'Yes!' and 'Amen!' to each other. I finished the book inspired. It renewed my zeal. I think it will do the same for you." (Sylvia Boorstein, author of It's Easier Than You Think)

"This book is an excellent introduction to 12-Step and Buddhist principles, and an insightful synthesis of the two traditions. Anyone seeking to understand recovery from a Buddhist perspective will find it to be a trustworthy and illuminating guide." (Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps)

"A heartfelt and moving description of one person's spiritual journey through the mutually supportive practices of the 12-Step Program and the teachings of the Buddha, with very clear descriptions of each tradition." (Arinna Weisman, coauthor, The Beginner's Guide to Insight Meditation)

About the Author

Laura S. wrote 12 Steps on Buddha's Path anonymously, out of deep respect for the 12-Step traditions. Under her real name, she is a well-known Buddhist teacher, a widely-published author, and is active in the meditation and recovery communities.

Sylvia Boorstein is the author of many well-known books, including It's Easier Than You Think, Funny, You Don't Look Buddhist, and Don't Just Do Something, Sit There. She lives in Geyserville, California.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications; 1 edition (March 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0861712811
  • ISBN-13: 978-0861712816
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #211,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Fredrika Byers on December 7, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have been sober 15 years and this is the best book that I have read to help me incorporate my Buddhist practice and the 12 steps. Thank you! It gave me the motivation to re-do the steps in the perspective of my Buddhist practice and gave me an added incenive to work on my recovery.
Comment 45 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This an insightful book, a true story and a quick study about both Buddhism and AA. Recommended for anyone interested in AA and a solution to alcoholism from a spiritual standpoint. A very heartfelt and well written book...
Comment 44 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Many inspiring and insightful books have been written about addiction,recovery and the 12 Step program of recovery. A few stand out from the rest. I highly recommend this book to anyone in recovery who is not drawn to the Judeo-Christian approach. Phillip Z. Author of A Skeptic's Guide to the 12 Steps.
Comment 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really liked this book and related to the observations that Buddhism and 12 steps have the same goals and philosophy. As an introduction to Buddhism, it really works and helps one understand some of the basic concepts of Buddhism. Excellent book.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I really enjoy this book. It is not bogged down in program jargon. It's a clear, easy read emphasizing experience, strength and hope. 12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a wonderful book full of insight on the 12 steps and on Buddhism. I was struggling with the steps and AAs "god" issues this book really helped me put things in the proper concept and move forward.
Comment 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Excellent read. This is the best discourse that I've found that discusses the traditional 12 steps of AA in terms of the teachings of the Buddha. The style of writing is matter of fact and easy to understand. Whether one is already a practicing Buddhist or simply wanting to gain insight into the 12 Steps, I think that you will find this little book a big help. At this point I've read through it twice and have recommended it to several fellow meditators.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Although this book tells the story of one woman's experiences with AA and with Buddhism, there really was not much in the way of insightful analysis or synthesis. The similarities between the two are well known. The author recounts how both have helped her. However, while I wish her well, her story did little to further my own understanding. For those who have not read widely in Buddhism, this might be a useful introduction.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: 12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We