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Normally we don’t share much about books on here – but we could not pass this one up. The ‘Saltwater Buddha is an enlightening adventure that we could not put down. Written by Jaimal Yogis, it is his memoir on freeing himself from suburban life in Sacramento California and really connecting himself to his surroundings through Buddhism and the surf of the Hawaiian Islands.
“A heartfelt and honest work, whose lively, self-deprecating style enables the reader to empathize with Yogis at every stage of his journey, whether he’s fleeing home, immersed in Buddhist ritual in a French monastery, grappling with surf Nazis in Santa Cruz or suffering for his art while on board a commercial fishing boat. His art proves to be writing, but his embrace of the surfer’s search – he kept the faith by subway journeys to surf New York’s freezing winter waves – is what gets him there.”
The Times of London 

The book was so well received that Jaimal and his team decided to take it to film – they are currently amidst production and when the film is released a portion of the proceeds will go to helping the environment all over the world. This story is all about the waves – whether it be the waves in the ocean or the waves that we all ride on a daily basis. So do yourself a favor and go pick up a copy because the teachings you will gain from Jaimal’s journey are endless.
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