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Stephen Snyder's Dharma Talks
Stephen Snyder
Stephen has been a Buddhist practitioner for over 30 years, and is authorized to teach by the eminent Burmese meditation master, Ven. Pa Auk Sayadaw. Described as having a compassionate no-nonsense style, he finds fulfillment in supporting students as they discover deeper authenticity in the acceptance of a loosening self-definition in the process of purifying the mind. This deepening authenticity leads to a more profound, experiential knowing and appreciation of the magnificent complexity of the Buddha's teachings.
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2012-01-14 Differences Between Samatha and Vipassana 27:38
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: differences between the practices, useful ways to work with hindrances.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2012-01-14 What's Compelling about the Concentration / Samatha Practice? 0:00
(Recording not available) 
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: what is compelling about this practice, reasons to do the practice, meditation instructions.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2008-07-05 The Four Elements Practice; The Buddha As Our Role Model 61:22
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: overview of the Four Elements meditation practice; the history of the practice over the eons; the Buddha as our role model; inspiration for the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-07-04 Am I Going To Get Jhana? Talk #3 1:11:33
This talk given by Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: purification of mind as it's own reward; what is purification of mind?; working with hindrances; the purification of striving; holding the possibility of attainment with maturity.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-07-03 First Sit To First Jhana - talk #2 49:55
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder includes: landmarks leading up to first jhana; how to apply skillful effort; overview of the jhana factors; and actions that support practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-07-02 What Is The Jhana Practice? #1 66:22
This talk was given by both Tina Rasmussen and Stephen Snyder: how the jhanas fit into Buddhist practice; overview of the entire samatha practice; the three types of concentration; and differences from other practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge July 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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