Wes Nisker

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Wes Nisker ("Scoop") (born 1943) is a Theravada Buddhist meditation teacher, author, radio commentator and performer. His bestselling books include Essential Crazy Wisdom; The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom; and Buddha’s Nature. His latest book is Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! He is also the founder and co-editor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind. Since 1994, Wes has been leading his own retreats and workshops in Buddhist insight meditation and philosophy at venues internationally.


  1. Nisker, Wes (1994). If You Don't Like the News...Go Out and Make Some of Your Own. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9780898156263. http://books.google.com/books?id=PcwBAAAACAAJ.
  2. Nisker, Wes (1998). Crazy Wisdom. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9781580080408. http://books.google.com/books?id=oAIMAAAACAAJ.
  3. Nisker, Wes (1999). Buddha's Nature: Who We Really are and why this Matters. Rider. ISBN 9780712670661. http://books.google.com/books?id=47LeAAAACAAJ.
  4. Nisker, Wes (2000). Buddha's Nature: A Practical Guide to Discovering Your Place in the Cosmos. Bantam Books. ISBN 9780553379990. http://books.google.com/books?id=348IAAAACAAJ.
  5. Nisker, Wes (2004). The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780062517678. http://books.google.com/books?id=ZCwsapBW5MoC.
  6. Nisker, Wes (2008). Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution. Stone Bridge Press. ISBN 9781933330693. http://books.google.com/books?id=NtdvIgAACAAJ.