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Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center.

He began his study and practice of meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh in the nineties and his teachers have included Joseph Goldstein, Larry Rosenberg, Andrew Olendzki, Stephen Batchelor, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche, among others. He has attended retreats at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA and classes and workshops at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.

Allan has also attended a number of weeklong teachings with His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. Since 2002 Allan has enjoyed a treasured relationship with Sharon Salzberg, studying the dhamma and deepening his meditation practice.

He is the author of Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enl
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“Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that - thoughts.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“You cannot control the results, only your actions.”
Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

“Suffering usually relates to wanting things to be different from the way they are.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“The essence of the Dharma (the teachings of the Buddha) is about identifying the cause of our suffering & alleviating it.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“Support the type of thinking that leads you to feeling good, peaceful & happy.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“Being a senior doesn't automatically make one wise but the wise & foolish alike have things to teach us.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“A modern definition of equanimity: cool. This refers to one whose mind remains stable & calm in all situations.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living

“We need never be bound by the limitations of our previous or current thinking, nor are we ever locked into being the person we used to be, or think we are.”
Allan Lokos, Pocket Peace: Effective Practices for Enlightened Living




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