A Conversation with Adam Bucko

Interviewed by Mark Matousek
March, 2015

Adam Bucko is an extraordinary activist, spiritual director to many of New York City’s homeless youth, and co-author with Matthew Fox of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation. Born in Poland during the totalitarian regime, Adam immigrated to America at 17 and had a life-changing experience in India, working with prostitutes and homeless youth, that eventually led to his co-founding The Reciprocity Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless youth. Mark talked to Adam about his revolutionary mission to help young people discover a spiritual life in the 21st century and how to live deeply from the heart in service of compassion and justice.

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Mark Matousek is the author of two award-winning memoirs, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story and The Boy He Left Behind: A Man’s Search For His Lost Father, as well as When You’re Falling, Dive: Lessons in the Art of Living and Ethical Wisdom: The Search for a Moral Life. A featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover, and The Huffington Post, he has contributed to numerous publications including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Details, AARP, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, and The Saturday Evening Post. A popular lecturer, mentor, and teacher, he is on the faculty of The Omega Institute, The New York Open Center, and other institutions, as well as offering private workshops and classes internationally. He is the Creative Director of V-Men, an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls, and the founder of Mark Matousek Media, a digital publishing company whose products and editorial services focus on transformational writing, self-inquiry, and creativity. His latest book is Ethical Wisdom for Friends.