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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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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2014-08-26 Vicara vs Ekagatta:

Dear Layman,    I cannot speak upon the Jhanas, as that is not the focus or interest of my practice. Therefore, I am not qualified to answer questions about the Jhanas.     I do however, understand how

2014-08-25 Historicity of Mahayana:

Mahayana is a tradition of pointing directly to the truth that has already appeared in this moment. Just now, what do you see, what do you hear, what are you doing? That is Truth -- right in front of you

2014-08-24 Vicara vs Ekagatta:

Dear Buddhist Layman,    Thank you for the opportunity to answer your question.    Vicara is the sustained discernment on a topic.    This is not sustaining a thought on an object of meditation. Just sustaining

2014-08-23 fear of death:

Dear Rosemary,    I appreciate your question and will try to answer it to the best of my ability.    "I would like to know if you believe the soul is out of the body at the moment of death?"    I do not

2014-08-22 fear of death:

Good evening Rosemary,    Who is not afraid of dying?  I am afraid of dying too, and I am 64 years old!  So how do we resolve this inevitable phobia?  There are of course many approaches to this issue

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