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Jan 07, 2013

Buddhist writer and teacher survives plane crash in Burma

New York Post: Allan Lokos, world-renowned founder of the Community Meditation Center on the Upper West Side, was among the survivors of a horrific plane crash in Burma on Christmas Day.

Lokos and his wife, Susanna Weiss, who run the CMC on Columbus Avenue, were vacationing in Myanmar and were seated near the back of the Air Bagan flight from Mandalay to Heho Airport, en route to tourist destination Inle Lake. The plane carrying 71 passengers crash-landed in dense fog in a rice field and burst into flames, killing two.

Weiss broke a lower vertebrae in her back during the impact, and Lokos, 72, has …

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