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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Justin Choo

Malaysia
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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.

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.

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.

John Willemsens aka Advayavadananda

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

Recent Answers

2014-10-12 dharmapalas:

Hello Tom    Thank you for letting me answer these questions.    Well, my thoughts are based on some research I myself have done about the subject as well as being a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism

2014-10-05 enlightenment:

"Enlightenment" is a teaching word, used to encourage students, and point them to the clear truth of this moment. The truth of this moment is not dependent on thinking. Truth is not dependent on words

2014-10-02 Buddhist views on life in general:

Dear Kelley,    Thank you for the opportunity to answer your questions.    1. What are Buddhist views on why humans were created / what our purpose is?    Human beings exist only because we choose to exist

2014-09-30 Desire:

Hello Nik -    Thanks for letting me answer your question.    As with most Buddhist questions - even the simple ones, I think you might get a different answer from me than from other Buddhists you would

2014-09-30 Desire:

Buddha taught that desire is the cause of suffering. In simple language: if you want something, you have a problem. There may be some benefit in understanding Buddha's words about this cause-and-effect

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