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Zen Precepts Yearlong ProgramJ O I N

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Demystifying Awakening Mentoring

~ A Six-Month Program ~

June–November 2024
Online, via Zoom ~ monthly retreats and connection

A wonderfully rare opportunity to deepen awareness and learn common resistances to Awakening and realization. Offered in a small group to support cohesion and connection.

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Come Home:
Awakening the Heart of Longing

~ A 21-Day Residential Retreat ~

October 7–28, 2024
Pine Valley, Utah

A rare opportunity to take a sustained deep dive into the Absolute, the unconditioned, undying qualities in your consciousness.

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Monthly Sangha Gathering

~ Join Anytime! Dana Based! ~

Next meeting June 27th, 2024
Online via Zoom

Join this online sangha for meditation practice and dharma reflection.

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What's New

Stephen’s interview on
Guru Viking with Steve James

Soothing the Longing Heart | Guru Viking podcast

Steve James, host of the Guru Viking podcast, interviewed Stephen on his podcast to discuss:

  • Stephen’s upcoming retreats and experimental approach to teaching in supportive container
  • Stephen’s receiving full Zen dharma transmission to be recognized as a sensei
  • Combining Zen with Theravada practice
  • Common misconceptions around topics such as awakening, compassion, karma, etc. more

5 Benefits to Taking a Meditation Mentoring Program

5 Benefits of a Mentorship Program with Stephen Doetsu Snyder

Stephen Doetsu Snyder offers yearly mentorships, rare opportunities to work one-on-one with an experienced practitioner and seasoned dharma teacher. You can learn more about his 2024 mentoring program, Soothing the Longing Heart, here more

The Italian Translation of
Buddha’s Heart

Cuore di Buddha [Italian translation of The Buddha's Heart] by Stephen Snyder

I am delighted to share that Buddha’s Heart is now available in Italian as Cuore di Buddha, thanks to the dedication of translator Andrea Magoni with Donatella Levi.

Here are some kind words from Andrea regarding the work on this translation:

It all started with a book. more

Wednesday Meditation with Rick Hanson

Wednesday Meditation with Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Stephen Doetsu Snyder | Dr. Rick Hanson | To Register:

I’m looking forward to being a guest speaker for an online gathering on Wednesday, August 23rd from 5:45pm-8pm PT with my dear friend, psychologist Rick Hanson, Ph.D. Rick’s work is focused on essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice. more

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