Wes “Scoop” Nisker is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, and performer. His books include a recently released anthology of his writing entitled You Are Not Your Fault and a newly edited version of his national bestseller, Essential Crazy Wisdom. He is also author of The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom; Buddha’s Nature; and Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!
Nisker is the founder and coeditor of the international Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind. For nearly 40 years, he has worked in radio, first as a news anchor and more recently as a commentator. During his career he has received numerous awards, including the Billboard Magazine, Columbia School of Journalism, and San Francisco Media Alliance awards for excellence in FM radio programming.
A student of Buddhist meditation for over three decades, Nisker has studied with teachers in Asia and America, and for the past 15 years has been leading his own retreats and workshops in Buddhist insight meditation and philosophy at venues internationally. He is a senior teacher at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and leads regular workshops at Esalen Institute.
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