BuddhaFest: A Talk with Allan Lokos

Fri. Jun 20, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
All Ages
Price: $15.00
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Price: $15.00
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Through the Flames


A Talk by Allan Lokos


On Christmas day, 2012, Allan Lokos and his wife Susanna were in a deadly plane crash while traveling in Myanmar, Burma. Two people died, and several others were severely injured. Susanna suffered several fractured vertebrae. Allan's injuries were so severe that doctors in Myanmar, Bangkok, Singapore and New York all concluded that he could not survive. Yet, he not only survived, but has thrived, and is now teaching and writing more actively than ever. His new book, Through the Flames: A True Story of Disaster, Love, and Determination, will be published later this year.


At BuddhaFest, Allan will discuss how the various practices that have been part of his life for many years helped him with a recovery that medical opinion believed was impossible. Allan will also explore the relationship between patience and determination, as well as the true nature of each quality. He will share insights into the impermanent nature of all phenomena, and his personal experience with physical pain. Allan will also speak about the inevitable transition--from giver to receiver--that we all must pass through in life.

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Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere 1611 N. Kent Street
Arlington, VA 22209