Global Spirit: The Power of Community

About This Episode


The Power of Community explores the powerful role that intentional communities have played, for many hundreds of years in supporting the well-being, growth, and transformations of many individuals. The program visits two contemporary communities to witness their most important practices, and to access their potential to transform consciousness and catalyze positive societal change.

The program features Zen Buddhist Abbot Roshi Joan Halifax of the Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, N.M., and Christian activist Adam Bucko, who heads the Reciprocity Foundation, which has become a sanctuary for homeless youth in NYC. Both guests bring compassion and many useful insights as they apply their traditions, their experiences and their hearts to work with young LGBT and other communities of need in the U.S.

Global Spirit investigates philosophical and existential issues of the 21st century, tracing the eternal, yet still evolving human quest for meaning, truth and wisdom. Weaving compelling filmed segments with informed, engaging studio conversations, the series offers an intimate, discovery-filled viewing experience.