You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations: The Collected Wit and Wisdom of Wes

You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations: The Collected Wit and Wisdom of Wes "Scoop" Nisker

by Wes "Scoop" Nisker


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You Are Not Your Fault and Other Revelations: The Collected Wit and Wisdom of Wes "Scoop" Nisker by Wes "Scoop" Nisker

Wes “Scoop” Nisker is an award-winning broadcast journalist and commentator, a renowned Buddhist meditation teacher, a best selling author and a captivating performer. In How to be an Earthling , Wes draws on his diverse experiences delivering a collection that brims with the insight, humor and wisdom he is famous for.

Compiling for the first time, Wes’ best known essays as well as a selection of recent and never before published work, Wes takes readers on both a cultural journey (a tour through the sixties, through the modern environmental movement, the surge of Buddhism to the West) and a more personal one, exploring the motivation behind humanity’s search for spiritual enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593766399
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 387,210
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Wes “Scoop” Nisker, is the author of the enduring classic Crazy Wisdom and the widely acclaimed Buddha’s Nature. He is the editor of the Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind. An enduring San Francisco celebrity, having been on Bay Area radio for more than twenty-five years, Nisker is a teacher of Buddhist meditation and philosophy, and is located prominently in the group of our country’s most influential voices of spiritual transformation. He lives in Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Creation: Still Big Banging Away

In the Beginning 3

The Subatomic Shuffle 13

The Crows Knows 15


Please Identify Yourself 19

Identity: Talkin' 'Bout My Generation 23

The Boomer's Song (It's a Rap.) 28

Me-ism 32

Changing Fields 38

A Fool's Paradise 39

Crazy Wisdom

Essential Crazy Wisdom 45

The Clown 48

The Jester 49

The Trickster 50

The Fool 51

The Art of Being 52

Getting Personal

Jewish in Nebraska 57

Booming 63

The College of Your Choice 67

Flower Children 77

On the Road and On the Path 84

Inward Mobility 95

The New Age 102

Scientific Mystics 110

All Natural Ingredients

The Buddha's Biology Lesson 119

The First Noble Kvetch 123

Why I Meditate 128

The Daze of Our Lives

Connect the Dots 133

War Is Over 135

Do You Work Here? 140

I Love Science 143

And Now, the Future 147

Think Cosmically, Act Galactically 150

The Big Love 151

Ode to Ms. Mindfulness 154

Life Happens

This and That 159

The Elemental Sculptor 162

Why Are We? 168

This Crazy In-Car-Nation 171

Eeek! 173

A Case for Extinction 175

Another Perspective 182

Millennial Fever 183

Letting Go Together 191

The World Is Growing Old

The Hard Sutra 199

Busy Dying 204

The Practice of Geezing 208

Changing of the Gods

The One and Only One 217

All and Everything Else 223

The First Church of Proven Truth 226

Oh My God Problems 228

Be Here Wow 231

You Are Not Your Fault

You Are Not Your Fault 245

The Evolution Sutra 245

It's a Family Affair 247

She Was Here First 248

Croaking 250

You Are Perfectly Human 253

Acknowledgments 261

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