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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.

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.

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.

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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2014-09-13 Disturbing emotions:

Hello Tom -    These are some great questions.    As to your first question, I am not sure if my answer is technically correct from a Buddhist viewpoint, but from my experience, what causes emotions to

2014-09-10 nirvana:

Hello Tom -    Thank you for letting me answer this question.    Your question is a good one. Like many things, the ultimate answer to your question depends on who you ask.    Nirvana is a Sanskrit word

2014-09-07 Buddah Painting Direction:

Hello Todd,    Thank you for letting me answer your question.    From my experience, I have never heard that images of the Buddha have to specifically face one way or another strictly from a Buddhist perspective

2014-09-07 tulpas and buddhism:

Hi Daniel,    I'm supposing you want a truthful answer. The short version is that this has no great connection at all to Tibetan Buddhism. The longer answer is quite a lot longer.    It would be well worth

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

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