12 Steps on Buddha’s Path - Table of Contents

Bill, Buddha, and We


208 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861712816

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Part One: Bill W.
1. Has It Come to This?
2. Strangers Loved Me Back to Life
3. One Step at a Time
  • Step One
  • Step Two
  • Step Three
  • Step Four
  • Step Five
  • Step Six
  • Step Seven
  • Step Eight
  • Step Ten
  • Step Eleven
  • Step Twelve

4. Promises of Things to Come

Part Two: Buddha
5. Looking for the Buddha
6. Changing My Mind
7. The First Noble Truth
  • Not-Self
8. The Second and Third Noble Truths
  • Nirvana
  • Dependent Origination
  • Karma
9. The Fourth Noble Truth
  • The Eightfold Path
  • Wisdom Teachings
  • Morality Teachings
  • Mental Discipline Teachings
  • Meditation Instructions
  • The Five Hindrances

Part Three: We
10. The Four Sober Truths: Alcoholism Is Dukkha
  • The Dependent Origination of Drunk Dukkha
  • Karma in a Bottle
  • Sober Karma
  • Roadmap for Sobriety
11. Taking Sober Refuge in the Steps
  • Sober Refuge
  • Taking Sober Steps
  • Step One
  • Step Two
  • Step Three
  • Steps Four and Five
  • Steps Six and Seven
  • Steps Eight
  • Step Nine
  • Step Ten
  • Step Eleven
  • Step Twelve
12. The Eightfold Sober Path
  • Sober Understanding
  • Sober Thought/Sober Intention
  • Sober Speech
  • Sober Action
  • Sober Livelihood
  • Sober Effort
  • Sober Mindfulness
  • Sober Concentration
13. The Dharma-Promises
  • We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness.
  • We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it.
  • We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace.
  • No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit others; That feeling of uselessness and self-pity will
    disappear; We will lose interest in selfish things and gain interest in our fellows; Self-seeking will slip away.
  • Our whole attitude and outlook upon life will change.
  • Fear of people and of economic insecurity will leave us.
  • We will intuitively know how to handle situations that used to baffle us.
  • We will suddenly realize that God is doing for us what we could not do for ourselves.
14. Sublime Abiding
  • Lovingkindness/Metta
  • Compassion/Karuna
  • Sympathetic Joy/Mudita
  • Equanimity/Upekkha

Works Cited and Suggested Readings
Brief Glossary of Selected Terms in Buddhism
Appendix: Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions