By Jaimal Yogis
In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the writer of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing towards enlightenment," his persisted seek to discover that means and a better realizing of grace within the world’s oceans in addition to daily life.
Born to a family members of seekers, Jaimal Yogis left domestic at 16 to surf in Hawaii and sign up for a monastery—an experience he chronicled in Saltwater Buddha. Now, in his early twenties, his center is damaged and he’s misplaced his method. Hitting the line back, he lands in a monastery in Dharamsala, the place he meets Sonam, a displaced Tibetan.
To aid his pal, Jaimal makes a cockamamie try and reunite him together with his relations in Tibet when it comes to the USA. even though he doesn't prevail, witnessing Sonam’s spirit within the face of failure bargains Jaimal a deeper realizing of religion. whilst the 2 buddies half, he can't fathom the not going conditions that would reunite them.
All Our Waves Are Water follows Jaimal’s trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia; to a Franciscan Friary in long island urban to the dusty streets of Jerusalem; and eventually to San Francisco’s Ocean seashore. alongside his trip, Jaimal prays and surfs; mourning a misplaced love and looking whatever that retains eluding him.
The poet Rumi wrote, "We aren't a drop within the ocean. we're the ocean in a drop." All Our Waves Are Water is Jaimal’s "attempt to appreciate the sea in a drop, to discover that one moon shining within the water everywhere"—to locate the secret that unites us.
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