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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.

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.

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
Available
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
Available
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.

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.

Stuart Resnick

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

Anandapanyo Bhikkhu

U.S.
On Vacation
returns 12/31/2016
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.

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2016-11-18 caste system and Buddhism:

Hi Greg, and thank you for a good question! The social history of Buddhism in India is not my particular field, but I can say the following: by and large the monastic community had a fairly high status

2016-11-02 Meditation:

Hi Firedingo,    Meditation is a subject that generates lots of different views. My usual response is that one can treat meditation as engaging ourselves in physical exercise.  This means one no longer

2016-11-02 Nirvana:

Hi Michelle,    To better comprehend certain Buddhist concepts, one needs to treat them with an open mind.  One needs to put aside one's perception and understanding on conventional ideas.  One Buddhist

2016-10-27 Violence in Buddhism:

Hi Ashley,    "Violence" is associated with the use of force. A general meaning of "violence" from the dictionary is "rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment".  Buddhism is about the practice

2016-09-16 Group Project:

Dear Michelle,    I'm afraid I don't have time to go into your questions at any length that would take pages and pages, which I expect you don't want anyway! But briefly:    1. I read a few books that

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