January 2023

29Jan2:00 PM4:00 PMWes Nisker's Birthday Bash: A Community CelebrationA Benefit for Wes Nisker and Spirit Rock; Two formats available - Join us!2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Community Meditation Center Teacher(s): Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein (via video recording), Wes Nisker, Friends and Family. Facilitated by Nina Wise. On-landOnlineNo prerequisiteOpenClosed Captions

Event Details

Date & Time: Sunday, January 29, 2023; 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Please Note: This program will be offered as a hybrid: on-land (non-residential day program) and online (via Zoom).

On-land (in-person) Sliding Scale: $80-$400. Code WN1B23.

Online Sliding Scale: $55-$275. Code WN1Z23.

Open to: Everyone

A Benefit for Wes Nisker and Spirit Rock

Presenters: Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein (via video recording), Wes Nisker, Friends, and Family. Facilitated by Nina Wise.

Join us for a joyful afternoon of poetry, humor, music, and other Dharma delights to celebrate our beloved Wes “Scoop” Nisker! All friends, students, colleagues and our community are warmly invited to gather to honor Wes’ decades-long contribution to the Buddhist community and his pioneering work weaving together radio, activism, and the Dharma.

This is a belated 80th birthday celebration, release party for Being Nature (an updated edition of his book Buddha’s Nature), and benefit, all rolled into one! Wes has recently moved into an assisted living facility due to increasing health challenges, and this benefit will support his care, and Spirit Rock.

About Wes
Wes “Scoop” Nisker is an award-winning broadcast journalist and commentator, Buddhist meditation teacher, a bestselling author, and a standup Dharma comic who has been described in the New York Times as “masterful at using humor to lighten the enlightenment journey.” Wes has studied Buddhist meditation for over five decades with teachers in Asia and America, and for the past 35 years has been leading his own retreats and workshops in Buddhist Insight Meditation and philosophy at venues internationally. He is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. He was the founder and co-editor of the Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind,” and is the author of the bestselling books including Buddha’s Nature; The Big Bang, the Buddha, and the Baby Boom; Essential Crazy Wisdom; and Being Nature.

Wes will be present for a book signing following the program.

On-Land space is limited due to COVID protocols in place. If you can only join us remotely online, please register for the Online version and you can participate by Zoom or watch the program later. All pre-registered participants (on-land or online) will receive a link to the recording of the program.


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