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Audio files from 12 Step sessions --

*12-Step Treatment Centers: click here for listing *

We include only the reflections offered by Santikaro. The group discussion often involved personal details best shared among those present.

Overview (August 17) ... MP3 part 1 (5.63 mb) & MP3 part 2 (5.86 mb)

General comparisons between Buddhist practice and the 12 Steps.

First Step (April 16) ... MP3 part 1 (5.63 mb) & MP3 part 2 (5.86 mb) ...

"We admitted we were powerless over alcohol -- that our lives had become unmanageable."

Second Step (May 7) ... MP3 part 1 (3.90 mb) & MP3 part 2 (3.7 mb) ...

"Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity."

Third Step (October 16) ... MP3 part 1 (3.78 mb) & MP3 part 2 (3.79 mb) ...

"Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him."

Fourth Step (November 13) ... MP3 part 1 (3.5 mb) & MP3 part 2 (3.4 mb) ...

"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves."

Fifth Step (January 8) ... MP3 part 1 (3.5 mb) & MP3 part 2 (3.43 mb) ...

"Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs."

Sixth Step (March 5) ... MP3 part 1 (3.6 mb) & MP3 part 2 (3.88 mb) ...

"Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character."

Seventh Step (April 2) ... MP3 part 1 (3.4 mb) & MP3 part 2 (4.2 mb) ...

"Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings."

Eighth Step (June 4) ... MP3 part 1 (4.3 mb) & MP3 part 2 (4.1 mb) ...

"Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all."

Ninth Step (July 19) ... MP3 (single file) (4.2 mb) ...

"Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others."

Tenth Step (Sept 10) ... MP3 part 1 (4.3 mb) & MP3 part 2 (4.37 mb) ...

"Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it."

Eleventh Step (Oct 15) ... MP3 part 1 (5.32 mb) & MP3 part 2 (5.39 mb) ...

"Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out."

Twelfth Step (Nov 12) ... MP3 part 1 (3.15 mb) & MP3 part 2 (3.0 mb) ...

"Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs."

Stay tuned for talks on the 12 Traditions ...

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