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Stephen Snyder's Dharma Talks
Stephen Snyder
Stephen Doetsu Snyder began practicing daily meditation in 1976. Since then, he has studied Buddhism extensively—investigating and engaging in Zen, Tibetan, Theravada, and Western non-dual traditions. He was authorized to teach in the Theravada Buddhist tradition in 2007 and the Zen Buddhist schools of Soto and Rinzai in 2022. Stephen is a senior student of Roshi Mark Sando Mininberg.
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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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