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  • Michael Sandler interviews Jaimal Yogis on All Our Waves Are Water and finding your authentic self on the path to enlightenment.

SHOW INTRODUCTION:

If you’ve ever wanted to live the most authentic, genuine life and to truly be yourself for more happiness and contentment, then do we have the All Our Waves Are Water show for you!

Today I’ll be talking with Jaimal Yogis, the best-selling author of Saltwater Buddha: A Surfer’s Quest to Find Zen on the Sea, and a fantastic new memoir, All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride.

And that’s just what I want to talk with him about today, about stumbling toward enlightenment and the perfect ride, and finding more, peace and happiness, even in the blender of the journey.

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Jaimal Yogis is an outdoorsman, award-winning writer, and frequent teacher. He is the author of Saltwater Buddha, a humorous coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and eventually winding up at Columbia Journalism School. The book was named a Best Summer Read by E! and turned into a feature documentary film. Jaimal’s follow up to that book, All Our Waves Are Water, comes out this July from Harper Collins and Publisher’s Weekly gives it a starred review, calling it “captivating” and “beautiful” and CNN’s Reza Aslan calls it “insightful, contemplative, and eloquently written… leaves us to realize that life isn’t about that elusive end goal understanding of humanity; it’s about the risks we’re willing to take in our journey to get there.”

Jaimal’s writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Men’s Health, ESPN Magazine, The Surfers Journal, The Daily Beast, and many others. His journalism has won a Maggie Award for Best Feature and he is also the author of The Fear Project, a journalistic and scientific romp about why humans fear and how we can live more fully and courageously. One of Jaimal’s stories stories for AFAR Magazine about the first female Muslim surf star in Bangladesh inspired the documentary, The Most Fearless, which Jaimal is co-producing with award-winning director, Heather Kessinger.

When Jaimal’s not writing, out to sea, or with his wife Amy and their three sons, he teaches meditation, mindfulness, and creative writing at places like Spirit Rock, The Writing Pad, Kripalu, and 1440 Multiversity.

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Jaimal Yogis Online: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Key Topics:

  • How did Jaimal get his name?
  • What were his parents like – particularly on their spiritual path in his early years?
  • How did he first try meditating?
  • How did he end up getting in trouble in your early years?
  • What did Jaimal end up doing at 16?
  • How did his first book come about?
  • Why did he write the Saltwater Buddha?
  • Why did he write All Our Waves are Water?
  • What is the teaching behind All Our Waves are Water?
  • Who was the dancing singing monk?
  • Why is “Dis Berry Sad” no problem?
  • What happened to him on an Vipassana meditation retreat?
  • What’s the importance of letting sadness be itself?
  • What’s the importance of looking inward?
  • How to get out of the judging comparing game?
  • How to accept yourself just as you are
  • How to be our authentic self?
  • How to honor our kids emotions?
  • For More Info Visit: JaimalYogis.com 

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2017-05-26T15:09:40+00:00

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