The Essential Crazy Wisdom

Take a wild ride through the philosophies of the East and West to discover the madmen, dreamers, and unconventional wisdom seekers in the abridged, better-than-ever version of our best-selling cult classic. THE ESSENTIAL CRAZY WISDOM delivers the most significant, most lunatic, and most compelling insights of the ages. Scoop Nisker patches together the unorthodox teachings that have bubbled up through the words of such crazy visionaries as Rumi, Gautama the Buddha, Mark Twain, Lao Tzu, Albert Einstein, Mahatma Gandhi, Allen Ginsberg, and Lily Tomlin. Discover the common thread in these multiple perspectives and travel on this comedic course to enlightenment! Original edition sold over 40,000 copies. Learn more…

The Essential Crazy Wisdom

“A profound journey beyond science, philosophy, and psychology. Instant therapy!” — Daniel Goleman, author, Emotional Intelligence

“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

Buddha’s Nature: A Practical Guide to Discovering Your Place in the Cosmos

In this provocative and groundbreaking book, you’ll discover that enlightenment comes from a deep understanding of our nature as nature. Using the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, a traditional Buddhist meditation series, Nisker provides a practical program, complete with reflections and exercises that enable readers to become mindful of the origins of their bodies, emotions and thoughts. One of the great synthesizers of East and West, Nisker shows how to incorporate the traditional understanding of the Buddha with the latest scientific discoveries while on our spiritual journey. He shows that we are not separate from nature and the evolving universe. Learn More…


“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, author World As Lover, World As Self

“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, spiritual teacher, author

Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution

Coming at a desperate time for the planet, this new book draws from religion, evolution, cosmology, and Buddhism, and calls for a new spirituality—one that fits our modern, scientific worldview. Wes “Scoop” Nisker shows why life is beautiful (“Be Here Wow!”) and invites all sentient beings to celebrate. Here is a seriously funny manifesto for Nisker fans and anyone looking for crazy wisdom to help cope with today’s world. Learn More…


The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom

The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby BoomSome deep alternative current has begun flowing out of the spiritual adventures and identity struggles of recent generations. Of course, we didn’t create the conditions or questions of this new age; we got caught in them. The ground shifted, the old gods departed, the economic and political utopias crumbled, and the traditional answers were washed away. We didn’t leave home; home left us. Learn More…


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