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Justin Choo

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.

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.

Anandapanyo Bhikkhu

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.

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.

John Willemsens aka Advayavadananda

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


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.

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.

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.

Stuart Resnick

On Vacation
returns 02/11/2015
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.

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2015-01-18 taking refuge:

Dear Adele Redfern,    Thank you for the opportunity to answer your question.    Taking refuge is not a one time thing. It is an ongoing process. Over the course of your practice, you will be taking refuge

2015-01-18 bodhisattva:

Dear Tom,  The concept of parinirvana belongs to the sutra division of Buddhism, and in particular is something talked about in the "small vehicle".    The basic idea is this:  "Nirvana" itself just means

2015-01-15 Incenses:

Dear Pen,    Typically what I see at temples:    2 candles (left and right)  3 incense sticks (between the candles)    The candles are meant to present:    1. Dhamma (the teachings)  2. Vinaya (the rules/discipline)

2015-01-12 Incenses:

Dear Pen,    Thank you for the opportunity to answer your questions.    The proper way to burn incense or candles depends on the group and traditions you belong to. There is no definitive correct or incorrect

2015-01-04 Just a few questions about what Buddhists believe.:

Hi Joe,    As you have lots of questions here, I shall answer them briefly.  Should you need further clarifications, please follow up.    What do Buddhists think about abortion?  Per se, abortion implies

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