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Ko Thiha

U.S.
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Primarily I can answer any questions related to meditation and Buddhist tradition in Myanmar (Burma). This includes present traditions as well as past history, and such traditions as Pa Auk, SN Goenka, Mahasi, Shwe Oo Min, etc. I can respond to technical questions on technique, questions on history and lineage, and practical questions for seekers to the Golden Land. In some cases I can compare Burmese Buddhist tradition to other Buddhist countries and the experience found in the West.

John Willemsens aka Advayavadananda

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

Justin Choo

Malaysia
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All your questions will be answered, and you may not have to agree with the answers. Such is the beauty of Buddhism. I follow the Theravada tradition, and have been studying Buddhism for more than 50 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.

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.

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. I have been studying Mahayana Buddhism and meditation since 2001. I have lead meditation classes and retreats for over 5 years. I have lived at a Buddhist retreat center for over 4 years and am currently ordained as a novice Buddhist nun. My nun name is Gyalten Yanghchen.

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.

Joe McSorley

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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.

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2016-08-18 Meditation:

Hi James,    Not many people will have experience like yours during their first encounter with meditation.  Usually the beginners will find "relaxing" or "blanking" the mind very difficult.  The first

2016-08-17 life:

Hello there Wenny,    I am so sorry it has taken me so long to answer your question.  I have been on retreat and have had trouble getting the internet here.    Thank you for letting me answer your questions

2016-08-15 Memory of late parents:

Good afternoon Poh Sim,    Thank you for asking this very important question especially for the Chinese community.  Those Chinese who are born into so-called "Buddhist" families and do not have a good

2016-07-29 Difficult people:

Dear Gurinder,    We can only change our part of the equation. One needs to go back through the situations and re-evaluate them from a more centralized and subjective perspective. In each of those situations

2016-07-18 Buddism Scroll:

Dear Bill,    I apologize, but I don't know what that says. What I can tell you is that it is either Japanese or Chinese characters. I cannot even confirm that it is Buddhist. If I had to guess, I would

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