A Zen Surfer's Guide to Coping with Stress

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"Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/07/17/Saltwater_Buddha_Jaimal_Yogis

Author and surfer Jamail Yogis shares his methods for coping with stress. Comparing thoughts to ocean waves, he says, ""Our minds are a lot like the sea...you wake up some days and it's rough and stormy.""

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Jaimal Yogis discusses Saltwater Buddha, a spiritual memoir and surfer's tale.

Fed up with suburban teenage life, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries and the icy New York shore. - Books Inc

Jaimal Yogis is an award-winning journalist and photographer who spends a good deal of his spare time surfing and traveling the globe. He has a masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his work has been published in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Toronto Star, The Surfers Journal, Beliefnet, Tricycle, San Francisco Magazine, and many others. Saltwater Buddha, which has been internationally praised and is the subject of a forthcoming PBS documentary, is his first book, but he is currently working on a second while also traveling on an extensive book tour (along the coasts of course). You can follow Yogis on Facebook and Twitter."

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