IG21-17 Stephen Snyder Authentic, Buddhist Heart.

Ignite your heart and soul with Sara Troy and her guest Stephen Snyder, on air from April 27th

Stephen’s mission is to foster awakening and its embodiment in worldly life, through the application of authentic, rigorous Buddhist and modern practices.

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Stephen Snyder began practising daily meditation in 1976. Since then, he has studied Buddhism extensively–investigating and engaging in Zen, Tibetan, and Western nondual traditions. Stephen was authorized to teach in 2007 by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw, a Burmese meditation master and renowned scholar. In 2009, he coauthored Practicing the Jhānas, exploring concentration meditation as presented by Pa Auk Sayadaw.

Stephen’s resonant and warmhearted teaching style engages students around the globe through in-person and online retreats, as well as one-on-one coaching. He encourages students to turn toward awakened awareness and, through this realizing, embody their true identity. Stephen is also the author of Stress Reduction for Lawyers, Law Students, and Legal Professionals: Learning to Relax and Buddha’s Heart: Meditation Practice for Developing Well-being, Love, and Empathy.

Stephen’s healing modality and message fit very well with your own. Stephen Snyder is a Senior Buddhist Meditation Teacher and the Author of  “Buddha’s Heart,” “Stress Reduction for Lawyers,” and Co-Author of “Practicing the Jhanas.”  Stephen’s message of Healing our wounded hearts and Awakening aligns directly with many of the topics on your podcast. Stephen and I would love to network and he is interested in sharing his insight and experience with your followers! 

Stephen started his career as a Lawyer but was inspired to shift his primary focus from law to fostering awakening and embodiment through Buddhist practices working with students across the globe. Stephen has been practicing meditation for over 40 years and has studied the techniques of Zen, Tibetian, Theravada, and Western Non-dual traditions. In 2007 Stephen was certified to teach Buddhist Meditation practices by the Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw Abbot of the Pa-Auk Forest Monastery. Since then Stephen has been teaching worldwide while authoring books on meditation practices. 

Stephen’s latest book Buddha’s Heart teaches readers how to heal, develop well-being, love, and empathy through meditations and spiritual practices. Buddha’s Heart received glowing reviews from notable names in the industry!


Buddha’s Heart



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