Through the Flames

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    Mar 16
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"Through the Flames" -Literally

Allan LokosOn Christmas Day, 2012, Allan Lokos escaped from a crashed and burning plane on Myanmar with severe burns over 33% of his body.  He was not expected to survive, but he not only lived, he has written a book about the crash, his miraculous surThrough the Flamesvival, and the process of healing. Details from the crash and the immediate aftermath are supplied by his wife Susanna, who was also injured in the crash, though not as severely.

In addition to some wonderful medical professionals, Lokos credits his years of meditative practice as a major contributing factor to both his survival and his healing. "Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience, and Determination" is an inspiring tale of heroism and persistence. 

Lokos is the founder of the Community Meditation Center in NYC and was a guest on Writers' Voices previously with his book "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living." 

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    Mar 06
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    Mar 09
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Allan Lokos on Patience

Allan LokosThis week we are digging into the archives to bring you a rebroadcast of this interview with Allan Lokos.  Next week (March 13 and 16) we will be speaking live with Allan about his new book, "Through the Flames: Overcoming Disaster Through Compassion, Patience and Determination" where he tells about his miraculous (and very painful) survival of a plane crash in Myanmar on Christmas Day, 2012.

In our fast paced, ever changing world,Patience patience is often our most needed, but least cultivated virtue. Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of New York City's Community Meditation Center. His book "Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living" lays out a compelling and helpful path to deeper patience. Drawing on Lokos many years as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, as well as interviews from a wide range of people who have had their patience dramatically tested, this book provides a realistic approach to becoming calmer and happier with one's self, in relationships, at work, and with the world.