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Crosscurrents

A San Francisco author's surf toward enlightenment

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Image cropped and adapted from the cover of Jaimal Yogis' book, "All Our Waves are Water"

Jaimal Yogis is a San Francisco author who lives at Ocean Beach with his wife and three sons. He spent many years traveling the world seeking spiritual enlightenment. That time is captured in his upcoming book All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride. Jaimal sat down with a fellow surfer, KALW’s Ben Trefny, to talk about it.

YOGIS: All that history was hitting me at once, and it was certainly a life-changing experience, and one that I knew I could never do justice with words, but I wanted to give it a shot, so that's what I did here.

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Credit Ben Trefny
Jaimal Yogis

This Saturday, a film about Jaimal’s first forays into world travel and spiritual exploration will be screened at Green Apple Books on 9th Avenue in San Francisco’s Sunset District. The documentary is called Saltwater Buddha.

Ben was hired as Interim Executive Director of KALW in November, 2021.