David N. Snyder
|David N. Snyder|
David N. Snyder, Ph.D.
Germany, US Army Base
|Education||B.A., M.A., Ph.D.|
|Alma mater||Universtiy of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington|
|Known for||landlord, chess champion, Buddhist author|
|Home town||Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
|Parents||Lt. Col. (US Army, Retired) Thomas E. Snyder, Janet J. Snyder|
David Snyder was born on a U.S. Army base in Germany to Jewish American parents, stationed there with the U.S. Army. He is part of a large segment of non-Asian convert Buddhists commonly known as JuBu (pronounced Jew-boos), meaning Buddhists of Jewish heritage.
After earning a Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Arlington in 1989, he taught sociology at Tarrant County College. Later he worked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. He left government service to pursue real estate investments and management which he also used to open Buddhist centers in Colorado and Nevada. A former correspondence chess champion he has invented a chess variant known as D-Chess.
Dr. Snyder is a stairclimber. He runs one of the two major stairclimbing websites around the world, promoting the sport of stairclimbing.
A businessman and Buddhist, Dr. Snyder's political views focus on fiscal conservatism and opposition to unnecesary and costly wars. One of his many websites includes his manifesto against wasteful spending on unnecessary wars.
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- The Complete Book of Buddha’s Lists -- Explained, Vipassana Foundation (2006), ISBN 0-9679-2851-6.
- Buddhism and Vegetarianism, Fifteen Questions and Answers, Shabkar.org (2006)