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Pureland Buddhism and The Twelve Steps


Pureland Buddhism and The Twelve Steps

This is a discussion group for anyone interested in the 12 Steps and how they relate to Pureland Buddhism. You don't have to be in Recovery to join or contribute.

Members: 21
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2016

Standing in the Light

"My friend suggested what seemed like a novel idea. He said, why don't you choose your own conception of God?"This statement hit me hard. It melted the icy intellectual mountain in whose shadow I had lived and shivered for many years. I stood in the sunlight at last. It was only a matter of being willing to believe in a Power greater than myself. Nothing more was required of me to make my beginning.I saw that growth could start from that point. Upon a foundation of complete willingness I might build what I saw in my friend. Would I have it? Of course I would!-Extract from chapter 1 Bills Story from the book Alcoholics Anonymous.

Discussion Forum

An interesting article

Started by Sujatin. Last reply by Juline Smit Jul 9, 2016. 3 Replies

"If addiction is like misguided love, then compassion is a far better approach than punishment. Indeed, a 2007 meta-analysis of dozens of studies over four decades found that empowering, empathetic…Continue

12 Steps Part 2 in Running Tide 33

Started by Sujatin Sep 16, 2015. 0 Replies

You can read the essays the 12 Steps in the latest Running Tide from a Pureland perspective  hereor…Continue

Sacking myself and taking refuge - Step 3

Started by Howard. Last reply by David Stupples May 19, 2015. 13 Replies

Based on my past performance I've sacked myself as the manager of my life - Or as it's better known Step 3."Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to care of God as we understood him"In…Continue

The Twelve Steps

Started by Howard. Last reply by Sujatin Apr 22, 2014. 16 Replies

As a starting point it seems a good idea to reproduce the original 12 steps from the book Alcoholics Anonymous. These have been adapted by other Groups over the years.1.We admitted we were powerless…Continue


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