Allan Lokos is the founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York City. A former professional singer who was in the original Broadway company of Oliver! among others, Lokos has published numerous articles and been a contributor to Tricycle magazine. He lives in New York City.
Sharon Salzberg has been practicing and studying Buddhism for more than thirty years. Now a renowned spiritual leader and meditation instructor, she has trained with some of the foremost masters of India, Burma, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society, a center devoted to meditation training, and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies in Massachusetts, both of which serve a community of more than 20,000. She is a frequent contributor to O, The Oprah Magazine and the author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. (added from Random House)