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Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York City. He is the author of Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living, (Tarcher/Penguin, 2010). He began his study and practice of meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh in the nineties and then started attending retreats at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA as well as studying at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. His teachers have included Joseph Goldstein, Larry Rosenberg, Andrew Olendzki, Stephen Batchelor, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, among others. Since 2003 Allan has enjoyed a treasured relationship with Sharon Salzberg, studying the dharma and deepening his meditation practice. Among the places he has taught are New York Insight Meditation Center, Insight Meditation Community of Washington, JCC/Makom Center for Mindfulness, and Sacred Center New York.
Read the following articles by Allan Lokos:
10 Simple Secrets for a Calmer, Happier You (Beliefnet)
Pocket Peace excerpt (Community Meditation Center of Manhattan)