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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.

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.

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.


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.


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.

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. 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.

John Willemsens aka Advayavadananda

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

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.

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2015-10-01 Interview for School:

Hi Bryanna,    Sorry for the delay.  Hope this reaches you on time.    Without a personal God, on what basis can there ever exist any human moral standard or ethic?    The easy answer is "Why not?"  Why

2015-09-29 first karma:

Hello Charles -    Thank you for letting me answer your question.    You asked a doozey of a question.    The answer I can give you is based on what I understand about Karma from the teachings I have been

2015-09-27 6 realms of existence and Taoist immortality:

Hi Nikola,    Thanks for your question.  Since Zen is that which, ‘ does not rely on words or letters, dogma, ritual or tradition seeking direct insight into our true nature’ you would assume that it does

2015-09-27 6 realms of existence:

Zen means direct pointing to Truth. Truth is already right in front of you: what do you see, what do you hear, what are you doing right now?    If you want to know the future, pay attention to this moment

2015-09-14 Daily practice:

Most important is to keep a Big Question. Closely examine your just-now experience. If you ask "What am I?" strongly and sincerely, it cuts off all ideas. What remains is only "Don't Know," a before-thinking

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