Wes Nisker

Wes Nisker is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author and performer. For nearly 40 years Wes has also worked in radio, winning the Billboard Magazine, Columbia School of Journalism, and San Francisco Media Alliance awards for excellence in FM radio programming, and he was recently inducted into the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame. Although his main occupation these days is teaching Buddhist mindfulness meditation, when the radio muse calls Wes will sometimes respond with a rant or commentary for the Pacifica radio network called “The Occasional Scoop.”

Wes’s books include The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom (HarperSanFrancisco), Buddha’s Nature (Bantam), and Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! (Stonebridge Press) Wes was also the founder and co-editor of the international Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind.”    

Wes has studied Buddhist meditation for over three decades 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 does regular workshops at Esalen Institute and other retreat centers.

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