Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York City. On the road to becoming a meditation teacher and author, Lokos enjoyed a 30-year career as a professional singer on Broadway. He has practiced meditation since the mid-nineties and studied various Buddhist traditions with renowned teachers such as Sharon Salzberg, Thich Nhat Hanh, Joseph Goldstein, Andrew Olendzki, Stephen Batchelor, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, and Tsoknyi Rinpoche. Lokos has published numerous articles and been a contributor to Tricycle magazine. He lives in New York City.