Friends! Earthlings! Humans! Who are we, why are we here, and how did we get into the mess we’re in? Is there any hope for our species? In this Dharma talk/comic monologue, Wes Nisker explores the joys and sorrows of living in the modern era, including the issues of climate change and species extinction. He explains how the Buddha’s teaching can help us accept our place in the scheme of things, find sanity, and begin to heal the earth’s eco-systems. By placing today’s headlines in the context of biological evolution and all of human history, Mr. Nisker offers us the relief and insights and laughter that only vast perspectives can bring.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $20 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.
PRAISE FOR THE WORK of Wes Scoop Nisker
“Essential Crazy Wisdom” and “Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!”
"Nisker's book is twenty-three times more liberating than the Bible, the Torah, and the Koran combined. It may be crazy to say such a thing but it is also wise." — Tom Robbins, author
"Brilliant, original, consciousness expanding, profound, mysterious and very funny. Oh, the audacious joy of crazy wisdom! What more could you ask?" — Jack Kornfield, Buddhist teacher and author
"A profound journey beyond science, philosophy, and psychology. Instant therapy!" — Daniel Goleman
"A milestone in contemporary Buddhism. I dare you to find a book on science that is so personal, or a book on meditation that is so funny and forgiving." — Joanna Macy
"Buddha’s Nature is truly a healing and historic achievement." — Brian Swimme, author, The Universe Story
"This book is a fabulous tool for our greater joy and achievements." — Thich Nhat Hanh
"Deeply wise, wonderfully insightful, delightfully humorous." Utne Reader
"This show is fantastic and hilarious." — Ram Dass
"His performance, laced with his original songs, manages to make suffering a knee-slapper. He delivers Zen zingers with Borsht Belt timing." —New York Times
“Confirming, uplifting, enlightening!"—KFOG-FM, San Francisco