Crazy Wisdom With Wes “Scoop” Nisker

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This is a madcap yet profound romp through the territory of the jester, saint, poet, mystic and artist, who have pointed to another way of thinking throughout the ages. Nisker brings insight and a broad overview of the tradition and ways of crazy wisdom, and how it applies to the modern world. From Lao Tzu to D.H. Lawrence, from Abbie Hoffman to Edward Abbey; from Gandhi to Einstein; from Charlie Chaplin to Lenny Bruce, both Eastern and Western worlds are brought together here to provide a cosmic and comic perspective on life. 


Wes Scoop Nisker (1942-2023) was a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, radio commentator, and performer. Founder and co-editor of the Theravada Buddhist journal, Inquiring Mind, and an affiliate teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He traveled the world leading retreats and workshops in insight meditation. 

He’s the author of:

  • Buddha's Nature: A Practical Guide to Discovering Your Place in the Cosmos (Bantam 2000)
  • Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution (Stone Bridge Press 2008).
  • The Essential Crazy Wisdom (Ten Speed Press 2012)
  • The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation (Iro Books 2013) 

To learn more about the work of Wes "Scoop" Nisker go to 

Host: Michael Toms   Interview Date: 9-22-1990   Program Number: 2208