In these challenging times, it is more important than ever to stay connected and dig deep into our values for the resilience to keep going. Each month we provide an opportunity for our community to gather online for prayer, contemplation, and conversation. People from all faith backgrounds and none are very welcome.
This month, we are so pleased to be hosted by our friends from The Centre for Spiritual Imagination in New York who will lead us in a time of guided meditation. Register below and please share with others, especially hungry hearts who don’t necessarily find conventional religion appealing.
About the meditation:
Our time together will include a guided meditation based on an ancient monastic practice + chant. That will be followed up by a conversation reflecting on our experience. We will meet to immerse ourselves in the ancient practices of meditation, chant, and receptive silence to help us encounter the Divine. Our goal will be to co-create an environment in which it is safe to show up as we are: with our heartbreaks, fears, anxieties, as well as our joys, aspirations, and hopes as we learn to sit with it all until we can be stirred by a sense of the Divine breaking into our midst, stirring us with direction and guidance to hep us show up as a healing presence in the world.
“Just as we are all meant to be contemplatives and to hear the voice of God in our lives, we are all meant to answer God’s call to be His partners in transfiguring the world. This calling, this encounter with God, is always to send us into the midst of human suffering.”— Archbishop Desmond Tutu
About Adam Bucko, director of The Centre for Spiritual Imagination
Father Adam Bucko has been a committed voice in the movement for the renewal of Christian Contemplative Spirituality and the growing New Monastic movement. He has taught engaged contemplative spirituality in Europe and the United States and has co-authored two books: “Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation,” and “The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living.”Committed to an integration of contemplation and just practice, he cofounded an award-winning non-profit, the Reciprocity Foundation, where he spent 15 years working with homeless youth living on the streets of New York City, providing spiritual care, developing programs to end youth homelessness and articulating a vision for spiritual mentoring in a post-religious world. He currently serves as a director of The Center for Spiritual Imagination at the Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation in New York and is a 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.
This is a free online event. Please register to receive the Zoom link.