Adam Bucko is an activist, karma yogi and spiritual director to many of New York’s homeless youth. In 2004, Adam co-founded the Reciprocity Foundation, an award winning nonprofit that uses an interspiritual and contemplative approach to empower homeless youth. Adam recently founded HAB, an interspiritual ‘new monastic’ fellowship for young people. firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam’s article, New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Life in the 21st Century, co-written by Rory McEntee, can be found in the Spring|Summer 2013 issue of Kosmos.
Work by Adam Bucko
New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Life in the 21st Century
As we look out at the world today, we take inspiration from what is happening around the globe, from young people participating in movements like the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street; to the new monastic movement among evangelical Christians dedicated to prayer and radical service to the poor; to the conversation among Protestants of an ‘Emerging Church’ (“. . . not a new religion, but a new way of being religious”); to small groups of Muslims who are gathering together, allowing women to lead worship, and reinventing what it means to answer God’s call; to ‘engaged Buddhism,’ blending the sublime practices and compassion of the Buddhist path with social activism; to the ‘spiritual but not religious’ youth who are beginning to take responsibility for their own spiritual lives outside the walls of our traditional religious institutions.