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Answering the Call of Heartbreak with Rev. Adam Bucko

Spiritual Practice for Crazy Times

Minister, activist, author, and director of the Center for Spiritual Imagination, Rev. Adam Bucko speaks about rooting contemplative practice in the rhythms of life, welcoming the impulse of God, ongoing transformation, and responding to the cry of suffering.

54mins

24 Jun 2021

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Contemplative Spirituality for the 21st Century | Fr. Adam Bucko

Re-Enchantment

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33mins

3 Mar 2021

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Contemplative Spirituality for the 21st Century with Fr. Adam Bucko

Open Div Summit

Join us for a conversation on contemplative spirituality for the 21st century with Fr. Adam Bucko, director of The Center for Spiritual Imagination at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY and member of The Community of the Incarnation, a "new monastic” community dedicated to democratizing the gifts of monastic spirituality and teaching contemplative spirituality in the context of hearing and responding to the cry of the poor and the cry of the earth.

31mins

28 Feb 2021

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Adam Bucko: Silence, Sacred Activism, and the Spiritual Imagination (Part Two)

Encountering Silence

Our conversation with the Rev. Adam Bucko continues in this episode, the second part of a two-part interview. To listen to part one, click here.In the summer of 2019, the Reverend Adam Bucko was appointed as a Minor Canon at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY, where he serves as the director of the Center for the Spiritual Imagination. Although he is a newly ordained Episcopal priest, Adam has been a prominent figure in new monastic and contemplative Christian circles for some time now.Before going to seminary, he was an activist and spiritual director to New York City’s homeless youth. He is the co-author of two books, Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation (with Matthew Fox), and The New Monasticism: A Manifesto for Contemplative Living (with Rory McEntee).What we discovered was that homeless kids were not interested in talking about spirituality, but they were very eager to experience what would feel like a break from all the chaos that was present in their lives. — Adam BuckoAdam grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime, where he explored the anarchist youth movement as a force for social and political change. After emigrating to the US at 17, his desire to lead a meaningful life sent him to monasteries in the US and India. His life-defining experience took place in India, where a brief encounter with a homeless child led him to the “Ashram of the Poor” where he began his work with homeless youth.This trans kid who started coming every day to learn meditation, he simply said, "Every time I show up here, I feel like I need to go into the meditation room. Once I go there, once I sit and get quiet, I feel like I just need to tell God about all of the pain in my life, and then just rest there, and be silent." And so my response to that was, "Why don't you just do that — every day." — Adam BuckoUpon returning to the US, Adam worked with homeless youth in cities around the country. He co-founded The Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless youth. Additionally, Adam established HAB, an ecumenical and inter-spiritual contemplative fellowship for young people which offers formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism.Contemplative prayer for me is very much about heartbreak and aliveness. I gather all of the stuff of my life, all of the stuff that I experience in this world, both my heartbreak but also all of those things that make me truly alive, and I bring them to God and I sit there, in silence, awaiting God's response.  — Adam BuckoAdam speaks movingly about growing up in the repressive society of totalitarian Poland (where priests he knew were killed by the government), and then discovering contemplative practice through Hindu spirituality, before discerning a call to integrate his spiritual life with a commitment to social justice and sacred activism.To learn more about Adam, visit www.adambucko.com.Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:Adam Bucko & Matthew Fox, Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation Adam Bucko & Rory McEntee, The New Monasticism: A Manifesto for Contemplative Living Ramon Panikkar, The Intra-Religious Dialogue Bede Griffiths, Essential Writings Wayne Teasdale, The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World's Religions Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution Thomas Keating, Open Mind Open Heart Thomas Merton, Mystics and Zen Masters Beverly Lanzetta, The Monk Within: Embracing a Sacred Way of Life John Main, Essential Writings Teresa of Ávila, The Book of My Life Bernie Glassman, Infinite Circle: Teachings on Zen Edith Stein (Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross), Essential Writings Meister Eckhart, Complete Mystical Works Augustine of Hippo, Confessions Dorothee Soelle,

32mins

29 Oct 2019

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Adam Bucko: Silence, Sacred Activism, and the Spiritual Imagination (Part One)

Encountering Silence

In the summer of 2019, the Reverend Adam Bucko was appointed as a Minor Canon at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in Garden City, NY, where he serves as the director of the Center for the Spiritual Imagination. Although he is a newly ordained Episcopal priest, Adam has been a prominent figure in new monastic and contemplative Christian circles for some time now.Before going to seminary, he was an activist and spiritual director to New York City's homeless youth. He is the co-author of two books, Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation (with Matthew Fox), and The New Monasticism: A Manifesto for Contemplative Living (with Rory McEntee).What was my contemplative practice? My contemplative practice was to become aware of everything that was alive in me, both the joys, the heartbreaks, you name it... simply gather that, bring it to God, and sit there in a state of receptivity and listening, inviting God to hold me. And just sitting there in a state of curious not-knowing, consenting to whatever work God wanted to do in my life. — Adam BuckoAdam grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime, where he explored the anarchist youth movement as a force for social and political change. After emigrating to the US at 17, his desire to lead a meaningful life sent him to monasteries in the US and India. His life-defining experience took place in India, where a brief encounter with a homeless child led him to the "Ashram of the Poor" where he began his work with homeless youth.I remember as a kid, just being enveloped by this Loving Presence, and it felt like, even though everything around me was falling apart, nonetheless there was this something, almost like a motherly presence, that is holding me, and therefore it's okay for me to be here, to be alive, and to continue with my life... — Adam BuckoUpon returning to the US, Adam worked with homeless youth in cities around the country. He co-founded The Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City's homeless youth. Additionally, Adam established HAB, an ecumenical and inter-spiritual contemplative fellowship for young people which offers formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism.I went to India to get out of this world, but I was brought back into it — especially into the world of pain; and that was a huge gift, it changed my life and it allowed me to work with my own pain, my own trauma. — Adam BuckoAdam speaks movingly about growing up in the repressive society of totalitarian Poland (where priests he knew were killed by the government), and then discovering contemplative practice through Hindu spirituality, before discerning a call to integrate his spiritual life with a commitment to social justice and sacred activism.To learn more about Adam, visit www.adambucko.com.Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:Adam Bucko & Matthew Fox, Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation Adam Bucko & Rory McEntee, The New Monasticism: A Manifesto for Contemplative Living Tessa Bielecki, Holy Daring: The Earthy Mysticism of St. Teresa, the Wild Woman of Avila (forward by Adam Bucko) Bede Griffiths, Essential Writings John Main, Essential Writings Sr. Vandana Mataji, Nama Japa: The Prayer of the Name Ramon Panikkar, The Intra-Religious Dialogue Abhishiktananda, Essential Writings Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart Bernie Glassman, Infinite Circle: Teachings on ZenEpisode 77: Silence, Sacred Activism, and the Spiritual Imagination: A Conversation with Adam Bucko (Part One)Hosted by: Cassidy HallWith: Carl McColman, Kevin JohnsonGuest: Adam BuckoDate Recorded: September 23, 2019Featured image: Cathedral of the Incarnation, Garden City, NY.

35mins

22 Oct 2019

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Episode 006: Spiritual Materialism w/ Adam Bucko (The Spiritual Path is not about Feeling Good)

Grief Bacon

Episode 006: Spiritual Materialism w/Adam Bucko (The Spiritual Path is not about Feeling Good)  A conversation with Adam Bucko, co-founder of the Reciprocity Foundation, co-author of Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism, and soon-to-be Episcopal priest.  We talk about the discomfort inherent in engaging with the institutional church, the spiritual journey in the context of a capitalist and consumerist culture, how the shadow side of religion obscures the many gifts it has to offer, the prosperity gospel and more!  Instagram: @griefbaconpodcast Email: griefbaconpodcast@gmail.com Show notes: Revives My Soul Again The Coast of Utopia - Vanity Fair Hollywood and Divine- Vanity Fair Zoe Church

1hr 28mins

26 Aug 2019

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New Monasticism and mission to homeless youth in New York by Adam Bucko

St Luke's Peckham

In this the second of two podcasts led by Adam Bucko in dlialogue with the Wellspring Community Peckham, Adam Bucko explores the realities and challenges of using a contemplative approach as the medium of engagement with traumatised homeless youth asa form of loving service and mission.  Adam Bucko is a founder of a new monastic community in New York City and is an Ordinand in training to become an Episcopal Priest.  This was recorded on Tuesdsy 18th July 2017.

53mins

20 Jul 2017

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What is New Monasticsm? The Spiritual story of Adam Bucko, founder in New York in dialogue with the Wellspring Community Peckham

St Luke's Peckham

In this podcast recorded on tthe 11th July 2017, Adam Bucko told his life story to unpack how new monasticism impacted his life, spirituality and world.  Adam is a founder of a radical new monastic commuiity in New York whose loving action was the support and encouragememt of street homeless young people.  Adam's story is quite unique with influences from the Solidarność freedom movment in Poland, and the affects of civil war and oppression, being an undocumented immigrant into the United States, and lots of experience of Roman Catholic and Episcopalian justice movements, resulting in a pretty unique new monastic community in New York.  Adam is also training for the Ordained Priesthood.  This is the first of two podcasts.

56mins

12 Jul 2017

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Adam Bucko Interview

Spirit Matters Talk

Adam Bucko is a spiritual activist and co-author of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation and The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living. He grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime and emigrated to America at age 17.  His search for a meaningful life led him to monasteries in the US and India, where he had a life-defining experience that led directly to his current work as spiritual director to homeless youth in New York City at his Reciprocity Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit organization. Adam also established HAB, a fellowship for young people that offers formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism. We spoke about the remarkable path to his service-driven life, his inspiring work with homeless youth and his vision of a “new monasticism.” Learn more about Adam Bucko here: http://adambucko.com/about.html

38mins

2 Mar 2016

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Ep. 20 – Adam Bucko

Chris Grosso The Indie Spiritualist

Adam Bucko is an activist, spiritual director to many of New York City’s homeless youth, and co-author of a the award-winning book called "Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation". He 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. He eventually co-founded The Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City's homeless youth.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

54mins

4 Jan 2016

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