Jaimal Yogis

Jaimal Yogis is author of Saltwater Buddha, The Fear Project, and the forthcoming memoir, All Our Waves Are Water, and the picture book Mop Rides the Waves of Life. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and their three sons.

Recent Articles

Need to Heal? Try Tree Meditation

Tree meditation, says Lin Wang Gordon, is a way to strengthen our connection with nature and deepen our understanding of difficult emotions like grief.

¿Necesitas sanar? Encuentra un árbol

La verdadera meditación, dice Lin Wang Gordon, es una manera de fortalecer nuestra conexión con la naturaleza y profundizar en nuestra comprensión de las emociones difíciles, así como la pena de una pérdida. 

Pa’s Smile

Jaimal Yogis’s dad explained his final wishes: “I’ve gotten so much from Buddhism for good living, I’m not going to pass up their tips for good dying.”

Surfers walking into the fog.

A Surfer’s Guide to Buddhism

Jaimal Yogis, the author and surfer behind "Saltwater Buddha" and his forthcoming memoir, "All Our Waves Are Water," on riding Buddhism’s three big waves.

That Time I Sobbed My Way Through a Himalayan Meditation Retreat

Fear, sadness, grief, jealousy, and anger are like quicksand: resisting them in a sudden, knee-jerk way can make them much more troublesome. But investigating them patiently – embracing them, even — can undo their effects. Pema Chödrön, an American nun in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, tells a story about Milarepa, a Tibetan sage who lived…

What’s happened to Sonam? Jaimal Yogis follows up on the fortunes of a spiritual friend

A follow up to his article "So Sad, No Problem," that Saltwater Buddha author Jaimal Yogis shared of Sonam, a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

So Sad, No Problem

Roaming India after a painful breakup, Jaimal Yogis befriends a monk who teaches him an unexpected lesson about happiness.