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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.

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.


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.

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 50 years. As I am not a Buddhist scholar, I answer in simple language, and I prefer answering general questions rather than textual.

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.

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.

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2017-01-23 Health:

Hi James,    Buddhism is about how to live a wholesome life in peace with oneself and with others.    I would say that there is no way the mind can tell the person about his or her medical condition. The

2017-01-20 Inner Peace:

Hi Jenna,  Actually this site is about answering questions on Buddhism.  Your question is out of the scope.  However, since you asked here, I would say the appropriate word may be "Shanti" or the universal

2017-01-12 Hatred:

Practice *not* holding the thoughts and feelings that appear in your mind. When you have a thought (whether it's good or bad, hope or fear, desire or aversion, etc), watch it as you'd watch a cloud in

2016-12-10 Death:

Re death: What are you doing right now? If you're alive, use each moment of aliveness to understand yourself and help others. When you're dead, then you can deal with death.    Re self: strongly and sincerely

2016-12-10 Death:

Hi elena  My laptop is out of order. I am using my cheap mobile so need to be a bit brief. You can ask followup qns after this. I shall answer qns 2,3 and 4 first.    2  Self is a manifestation of our

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