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Alex Wilding

Italy
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I have practiced and studied Tibetan Buddhism in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions since the early 1970s, and have a good knowledge of theory, history and of the struggles of trying to practice the teachings, including meditation, while leading a normal, modern life. I am also available to provide background information for journalists.

Anandapanyo Bhikkhu

U.S.
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I can answer questions about Buddhist practice, Buddhist understanding and how to apply Buddhism to daily life. I can help analyze Buddhist sayings and teachings. In addition, I can help with questions Buddhism stories, fables and Vinaya(rules). I have meditated for over 10 years and can help you start with meditation. In addition, I can help provide insight into what to do when you feel that you have hit a wall with your meditation. My main area of expertise is how to think in accordance with Sammaditthi (the right view - and number 1 in the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path. If I cannot answer your question, I have many able teachers with over 20 years experience to help me, so chances are I will be able to find an answer for you.

Joe McSorley

Available
I can answer questions dealing with Taoist philosophy and Zen and not the historicity and religion of Buddhism and its different schools. I studied under Dr. Richard DeMartino and Masao Abe of the Kyoto School of Zen.

Fahfuen2007

Afghanistan
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1) Thai buddhism 2) Thai amulets from Lord buddha, his Thai monks, Jatukam, or other gods 3) Thai occult belief 4) Thai sacred charm items 5) Meaning of Thai tattoo, yantra, mantra, etc.

Stuart Resnick

U.S.
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I'm a long-time practitioner in a Korean-style Zen school. I can answer questions regarding Zen, formal sitting meditation, self-inquiry, the practice of "koan" transmission, and offer the particular perspective of this school on the great life questions.

John Willemsens aka Advayavadananda

Netherlands
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I can answer all questions about Advayavada Buddhism, in English, Spanish and Dutch.

Laurie McLaughlin

U.S.
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I can answer questions about basic Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism and meditation especially how the Buddha's teachings can help us in day to day living.

Justin Choo

Malaysia
On Vacation
returns 08/08/2014
When in doubt seek it out. All your questions will be answered, and you may not have to agree with the answers. Such is the beauty of Buddhism. You are free to decide. I follow the Theravada tradition, and have been studying Buddhism for more than 40 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I give answers in simple language. Please view my profile for more details. I have answered more than 1500 questions since joining this category. You may like to give me the honor to answer your question.

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2014-07-30 Monk Ordination:

Hi Nik. As you have seen, there are different schools of Buddhism, with no central authority that demands they all use identical rules or teachings. The answer I'll give you is based on the school I practice

2014-07-07 Reincarnation:

Good evening Kim,    There is actually a subtle difference between rebirth and reincarnation.  Reincarnation implies a continuity of an unchanging personality or "soul", which born again and again.  Rebirth

2014-06-30 Happiness & Sadness in Buddhism:

Dear Jacqueline,    Thank you for the opportunity to answer your question.    Happiness in Buddhism is an interesting thing. The Buddha taught that happiness comes from understanding the truths of this

2014-05-13 buddhism:

Dear Ian,    Chanting can be seen as an act of devotion, it may be a means of focussing and calming the mind, it may be considered a way to "accumulate merit", or it may be a liturgical element in practices

2014-04-18 Mahayana Buddhism and idenity:

> how would you respond to claims that Mahayana Buddhism because   > reality is ultimately distinctionless, its irrational    Imagine a factory that makes animal crackers. Each cracker has a different

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