Reverend, activist, and author, Adam Bucko, is the director of the Center for Spiritual Imagination at Episcopal Diocese of Long Island. Devoted to serving homeless youth, and examining an engaged monasticism for the 21st century, Adam is at the forefront of a new movement for contemplative Christianity.
Scheduled for Saturday May 9th 2020, 12:45 pm ET (NYC time)
Adam grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime and spent his early years exploring the anarchist youth movement as a force for social and political change. At the age of 17, Adam immigrated to America where his desire to find his path towards a meaningful life led him to monasteries in the US and India.
His life-defining experience took place in India, where on his way to a Himalayan hermitage, he met a homeless child who lived on the streets of Delhi. This brief encounter led him to the “Ashram of the Poor” where he began his work with homeless youth.
After returning to the US, he worked on the streets of various American cities with young people struggling against homelessness and prostitution.
In addition to his work with homeless youth, Adam has taught engaged contemplative spirituality in US and Europe, co-authored Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for the New Generation and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living, and is currently a director ofthe Center for Spiritual Imagination at the Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY.
Adam is a recipient of several awards and his work has been featured by ABC News, CBS, NBC, New York Daily News, National Catholic Reporter, Ode Magazine, Yoga International magazine and Sojourners magazine.
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