Trust in Awakening
available now!

September 22, 2022 | by Stephen Snyder

Stephen is pleased to announce the publication of Trust in Awakening: A Zen Teaching on Accessing the Absolute.  It is a modern presentation of the ancient Zen poem “Faith in Mind.”

In the poem’s seventeen stanzas you will find the path of no path revealed as none other than your True Nature. Each line can be savored as a koan to be opened.  Each stanza presents the tension, the relationship, of apparent meaning and wordless realization.

For more about the book and advance reader reviews, click here.

Advance praise:
“Stephen Doetsu Snyder explores a revered Buddhist text in modern, radically liberating ways.”
Rick Hanson, PhD, New York Times best-selling author of Neurodharma and Buddha’s Brain

Trust in Awakening shows that all good teachings are simple in presentation, yet profound in scope.”
Vanessa Zuisei Goddard, Zen teacher, author of Still Running

“Students of Buddhadharma will find this book a fresh, modern perspective on [an] ancient classic.”
Diane Musho Hamilton, Soto Zen teacher and author of Compassionate Conversations

“Stephen Doetsu Snyder’s long trainings in both Theravada and Zen practice mean that he is able to offer a very valuable perspective on this great Zen poem.”
Henry Shukman, author of One Blade of Grass and guiding teacher of Mountain Cloud Zen Center