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The historical Buddha Shakyamuni is said to have “turned the Wheel of Dharma” when he decided to share his Compassion and Wisdom with all beings so as to enable them to end their suffering. The traditional way of requesting a Ch’an or Buddhist teacher to answer one’s questions about teachings or practice is known as Turning the Wheel. All questions, whether general or specific in nature, will be given respectful consideration as time permits.

Out of respect for the questioners, no first or last names or cities of origin will be posted to maintain privacy. If you have a question for Ven. Tao-Fa, please use the form here or send an email to Please be sure to include your email address in the box provided to ensure that you will receive a response. Thank you.

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