I was inspired by a recent interview with Wes Nisker, author of Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! and other great books. He has a vision of what he calls the First Church of Scientific Science where people celebrate evolution from the Big Bang all the way to homo sapiens sapiens, chant the table of elements instead of Latin psalms, and say mass over replicas of Hydrogen and Helium atoms, representing the first matter created out of the energy of the universe. If you add the human rites of music, art, dance, drum, song, and story as part of this celebration of science, you’ve got all the ingredients for a Cleu-based church. I highly recommend you listen to this fascinating interview, full of mystical science and crazy wisdom humor, available in the radio archives on the New Dimensions site.
Wes “Scoop” Nisker is a Buddhist meditation teacher, author, radio commentator, and performer. His most recent book is entitled “Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again! His other bestselling books include Essential Crazy Wisdom, The Big Bang, The Buddha, and the Baby Boom, and Buddha’s Nature. He is also the founder and co-editor of the Theravada Buddhist journal “Inquiring Mind.” Mr. Nisker has studied Buddhist meditation for three decades with teachers in Asia and America, and for the past 15 years has been leading his own retreats and workshops in Buddhist insight meditation and philosophy at venues internationally.
For the past year and a half Mr. Nisker has been performing his comic monologue to critical acclaim in venues around the country. A DVD of a recent performance entitled “Crazy Wisdom Saves the World Again!” is available at filmbaby.com.