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Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, 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, from the warm Pacific to the icy New York shore. 

Equal parts spiritual memoir and surfer's tale, this is a chronicle of finding meditative focus in the barrel of a wave and eternal truth in the great, salty blue.

©2009 Jaimal Yogis (P)2018 Wisdom Publications

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A charming, thoughtful, inspiring memoir.

I know a bit about Buddhism and nothing about surfing but it doesn’t matter how much you know this is a charming memoir with a great story really well told. The narrator has just the right tone, a really good performance.

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where's the rest of the story

Where is the rest of the story, it only talks about the beginning? when he was young with his dad? There is so much more to this story???

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  • Tracey
  • 22-03-19

RIpoff Audio Recording

I read this book years ago so I knew I liked it. I wanted to read it again and this time ordered the audio version. The audio only plays the first part of the book. It's about a quarter of the whole book and that's it. I could'nt find a way to report this and get my money back. So I basically got ripped off and was left with having to spend more money to order a hard copy just so that I could finish the book. So disappointed in Amazon and Audible on this one!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-07-19

enjoyed it!

one reviewer said they did not get the complete book so i was hesitant to buy this. yhe issue must have been fixed because ot appeared to be the whole book. I read this for a book club and really enjoyed it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-03-19

a decent short read

the story was great but sadly lacking an ending... which in hindsight is perfect for a Buddhist book.

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  • joe jessal
  • 17-12-18

Relatable story

Anyone that struggled though finding his identity through his teen years will find this story refreshing. And it is just a great surfers tale of falling in love with the sea. Thanks for sharing your story!