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Laurie McLaughlin

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.

Ko Thiha

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.

Joe McSorley

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.

Justin Choo

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 40 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.

Stuart Resnick

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

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

Alex Wilding

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.


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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2015-05-19 Mindfulness of Others:

Hello Eddie,    Sorry it took so long to get back to you.    Thank you so much for letting me answer your question.    Your question is a good one.  And I am know you are not alone in having this dilemma

2015-05-19 Planning:

Moment-to-moment, whatever you're doing, just do it. When it's time to eat, just eat. When it's time to sleep, just sleep. When it's time to make a schedule, just make a schedule.     Don't hold onto your

2015-05-18 Killed and abused animal as a kid:

Dear Winny,  The dream sounds like a very good sign. It means that deep down you truly and genuinely regret what you did. In Buddhist teachings, that is the first and most essential step to purifying past

2015-05-18 Puzzle:

Hi Cheyenne,    I am sorry I can't help you as this has nothing to do with Buddhism.      Perhaps just my 2 cents worth of observation.  Your teacher is just adding a bit of exotic mystery by bringing

2015-05-10 Mandala Tattoo:

Hi Brittney,    I don't see why it is off-topic, and I can give you a definite answer, though it's probably not the one you want.    The thing is that mandalas just don't work that way. A mandala represents

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