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12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We
     

12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We

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by Laura S., Sylvia Boorstein
 

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12 Steps on Buddha's Path is the extraordinary spiritual journey of a woman once trapped in the downward spiral of alcoholism. Misdiagnosed, Laura Keene was put in a mental hospital and given more than 40 electroshock treatments. Left incapable by the treatments of even speaking a coherent sentence, Keene was released against medical advice and ended up in the back

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12 Steps on Buddha's Path is the extraordinary spiritual journey of a woman once trapped in the downward spiral of alcoholism. Misdiagnosed, Laura Keene was put in a mental hospital and given more than 40 electroshock treatments. Left incapable by the treatments of even speaking a coherent sentence, Keene was released against medical advice and ended up in the back row of an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where she embraced the 12 Step program and gradually recovered. Yet the black hole inside her remained, until, on a trek in the Himalayas, Keene discovered Buddhism and began a new path on the road to recovery. With humor and grace, this brilliant author shows that the experience, strength, and hope of Alcoholics Anonymous meld seamlessly with Buddha's teachings of wisdom and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780861719938
Publisher:
Wisdom Publications MA
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
660,817
File size:
3 MB

Meet 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.

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12 Steps on Buddha's Path: Bill, Buddha, and We: A Spiritual Journey of Recovery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a person in recovery who has come to Buddhism as my spiritual practice, I've read about a dozen books on the subject of Buddhism and the 12 Steps. This is by far the most useful of the books I've read. I love that Laura S. respects the 12th Tradition and has decided to publish this book anonymously. This book is a great marriage of Laura's story along with the most important aspects of both AA and Buddhism. Just wonderful! Get this book, you won't be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago