From acupuncture to Zen, from the Inner Directions to the Cultural Creatives, the baby boomers will start retiring in 2008, and what a long, strange trip it has been and continues to be. What happened to the counter-culture of the 1960′s and where are they now; in a high-rise office building in Manhattan or on an island in British Columbia? Find out how the legacies of the 1960′s and 1970′s are still with us and are continuing to provide a significant contribution to the global culture.
Wes “Scoop” Nisker is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, radio commentator, and performer. He is founder and co-editor of the Theravada Buddhist journal, Inquiring Mind, and an affiliate teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He travels the world leading retreats and workshops in insight meditation.
He’s the author of:
- Buddha’s Nature: A Practical Guide to Discovering Your Place in the Cosmos (Bantam 2000)
- The Essential Crazy Wisdom (Ten Speed Press 2012)
- The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom: The Spiritual Experiments of My Generation (Iro Books 2013)
- Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution (A Cody’s Book) (Stone Bridge Press 2008).
To learn more about the work of Wes “Scoop” Nisker go to www.wesnisker.com.
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How to live in hope and joy
- How the wisdom teachings of the East came to the West
- Where do we find authenticity
- What will cause the collapse of capitalism and materialism
- Why is it important to laugh at ourselves
Program Number: 2975 Host: Interview Date: 2/20/2003