WES “SCOOP” NISKER is the author of the enduring classic The Essential Crazy Wisdom and the widely acclaimed Buddha’s Nature. Nisker is a beloved San Francisco celebrity, having been on Bay Area radio for more than thirty-five years. He is also a teacher of Buddhist meditation and philosophy, and the founder and co-editor of the international Buddhist journal Inquiring Mind. Nisker is on the teacher’s council at the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and is located prominently in the group of our country’s most influential voices of spiritual transformation. He lives in Oakland.