Demystifying Awakening

A Buddhist Path of Realization, Embodiment, and Freedom

See the potential that is within each of us—the realization and embodiment of True Nature

260 pages ~ March 2022
$24.96 US hardcover ~ $9.99 US ebook
978-1-7347810-6-9 ~ 978-1-7347810-5-2
Published by Buddha’s Heart Press

With Demystifying Awakening, senior meditation teacher Stephen Snyder skillfully marks the subtle path of the Awakening process. With loving care, personal examples, and gentle suggestions, Stephen plants the seeds of practice and meditation by

• Explaining Awakening in an accessible way that draws on Zen and Theravada Buddhist traditions
• Guiding readers through more than 30 foundational and advanced meditations and practices supporting each step on the path of realization
• Offering advice for identifying and working with resistances to Awakening
• Encouraging the embodiment and lived expression of realization through an exploration of the Pāramīs, the Buddhist perfections of behavior

Demystifying Awakening transmits a practice path for Awakening in this lifetime.

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“A rich and beautiful resource for those called to deepen their exploration of awakening and freedom.”
—Tara Brach, bestselling author of Trusting the Gold and Radical Compassion

“A unique and profound manual… that clearly and succinctly unveils the path, and process, of awakening as practiced, lived, and taught by Stephen Snyder.”
—Judson Brewer, MD, PhD, NYT bestselling author of Unwinding Anxiety and The Craving Mind.

“Stephen is a friendly, helpful, and sweetly encouraging guide. In his pages, you feel like you’re coming home to who you’ve always been: wakeful, loving, contented, and wise.”
Rick Hanson, PhD, NYT bestselling author of Neurodharma and Buddha’s Brain

“A wise map for and a powerful reminder that while the path is in a sense a pathless path, and leads right back to here and now, that doesn’t mean awakening isn’t real.”
—Henry Shukman, author of One Blade of Grass, and guiding teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center