CANCELLED Author Event - "All Our Waves Are Water" with Jaimal Yogis

We are sad to say that this event has been cancelled but we will have a new date in the new year!

 

The Avid Reader is excited to welcome the author of "Salwater Buddah," Jaimal Yogis for a reading discussion, and signing of his latest memoir, "All Our Waves Are Water" on Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30 p.m.

For Jaimal Yogis, the path to enlightenment is surfing. Between water and air, between control and surrender, between the tangible and intangible realities of life, the spiritual can be found. Born to a family of seekers, he left home at sixteen to surf in Hawaii and join a monastery—an adventure he chronicled in Saltwater Buddha. Now, in his early twenties, his heart is broken and he’s lost his way. Hitting the road again, he lands in a monastery in Dharamsala, where he meets Sonam, a displaced Tibetan.

To help his friend, Jaimal makes a cockamamie attempt to reunite him with his family in Tibet by way of America. Though he does not succeed, witnessing Sonam’s indomitable spirit in the face of failure offers Jaimal a deeper understanding of faith. When the two friends part, he cannot fathom the unlikely circumstances that will reunite them.

All Our Waves Are Water follows Jaimal’s trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia; to a Franciscan Friary in New York City and the dusty streets of Jerusalem; and finally to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Along his journey, Jaimal prays and he surfs; mourning a lost love and seeking something that keeps eluding him, until he ultimately finds what he’s been looking for—that the perfect ride may well be the one we are on right now.

The poet Rumi wrote, “we are not a drop in the ocean. We are the ocean in a drop.” All Our Waves Are Water is Jaimal’s “attempt to understand the ocean in a drop, to find that one moon shining in the water everywhere”—to find the Divine that unites us all.

Jaimal Yogis is an award-winning writer, outdoorsman, and frequent teacher. He is the author of the memoir Saltwater Buddha, which has been made into a feature documentary film, and The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me about Survival, Success, Surfing and Love. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, he has written for ESPN: The Magazine, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Magazine, Surfers Journal, and many other publications. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and their three sons.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Event address: 
The Avid Reader
617 2nd St.
Davis, CA 95616
All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062405173
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Wave - July 4th, 2017