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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

John Willemsens aka Advayavadananda

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


I can answer general questions about Buddhist principles. I cannot answer academic or scholarly questions. When I examined the questions that were submitted, I concluded that I would be to provide some Buddhist insights for about ninety percent of the queries. My specialty is trying to explain Buddhist concepts in ways that are easy for Westerners to comprehend. True expertise in Buddhism is enlightenment. I certainly do not have this kind of expertise. However, I have studied with monks who I consider to have great wisdom. I can try to pass along this wisdom, even though it is second-hand, to those who ask questions. It is not my goal to convert people from other religions to Buddhism. I hope that the Buddhist insights I can provide will help people to understand the value of their own religious practices. For those who are already Buddhist, I can try to help them get the most benefit out of what the Buddha taught.

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2015-08-31 How to let it go without being a pushover:

The specific thing to "let go" of is I/my/me. The practice is to NOT be driven by "I like this" or "I want that." Once you let go of "I want," then it's possible to respond to each situation not just for

2015-08-02 Research Project:

Buddha was an ordinary man. He saw the suffering of the world, and made a strong decision to dedicate all his time and effort to understanding himself, understanding the world, and using whatever he found

2015-07-30 Free will:

Hi Chris,    Thank you for letting me answer your question.  Sorry it took me so long to get this written.  The hard drive on my computer crashed and I had to improvise    First off, let me say that your

2015-07-28 Stance on the supernatural:

Most important is keeping a clear mind moment to moment. Sincerely ask yourself, "What am I?" If you don't know, just keep that big Don't Know. Let it cut off all thinking as you respond compassionately

2015-06-29 Sangha:

Hi Edward,    My apology for the late response, as I missed checking mail on this address.  Welcome to the peaceful world of Buddhism.      In this day of the internet, you can always search for Buddhist

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