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Here’s a booklist from “Laura S.,” author of 12 Steps on Buddha’s Path .
Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition (New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 2001)
Alcoholics Anonymous Comes of Age: A Brief History of A.A. (New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1957)
Living Sober (New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1975)
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (New York: Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc., 1953)
Dalai Lama, His Holiness. The Four Noble Truths (London: Thorsons, 1997)
Goldstein, Joseph, and Jack Kornfield. Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation (Boston: Shambhala, 1987)
Gunaratana, Venerable Henepola. Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2001)
Gunaratana, Venerable Henepola. Mindfulness in Plain English (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1991)
Hanh, Thich Nhat. Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha (Parallax Press, 1991)
Kornfield, Jack. A Path with Heart : A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life (New York: Bantam Books, 1993)
Salzberg, Sharon. Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness (Boston: Shambhala, 1995)
Smith, Jean. NOW! The Art of Being Truly Present (Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2004)
-------. The Beginner’s Guide to Walking the Buddha’s Eightfold Path (New York: Bell Tower, 2002)
Thanissaro Bhikkhu, trans. Dhammapada (Barre, MA: Dhamma Dana Publications, 1998)
Here are some of my own reading suggestions:
Buddhism and Recovery
One Breath at a Time , by Kevin Griffin
12 Steps on Buddha’s Path , by Laura S.
The Zen of Recovery , by Mel Ash
Cool Water , by William Alexander
Mindful Recovery , by Thomas and Beverly Bien
Dharma Punx , by Noah Levine
The Experience of Insight, by Joseph Goldstein (also, Insight Meditation and One Dharma)
Living Dharma, by Jack Kornfield
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Shunryu Suzuki Roshi
Buddhism without Beliefs, by Stephen Batchelor
What the Buddha Taught, by Walpola Rahula
Breath by Breath, by Larry Rosenberg
A Gradual Awakening, by Steven Levine
When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chödron
Pay Attention for Goodness Sake, by Sylvia Boorstein
Thoughts without a Thinker, by Mark Epstein
Wide Awake, by Diana Winston (not just for teens)
Buddha’s Nature, by Wes Nisker
Who Is My Self? by Ayya Khema
12foldpath - Yahoo group. Go to groups.yahoo.com and type “12foldpath” in the Find a Yahoo Group box.
www.11thstepmeditation.org - inter-faith meditation site for 12 Steppers.
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