Jaimal Yogis became obsessed with the ocean when his father, an Air Force Colonel and surfer, was stationed on the Azorean islands. When the family moved to landlocked Sacramento, Jaimal ran away to Hawaii to follow his lifelong dream of surfing around the globe. His first decade of adventures -- from Buddhist monasteries to snow-covered beaches -- is the subject of Saltwater Buddha, his internationally-praised memoir currently being adapted into a film. One of the adventures was attending Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, and Jaimal’s award-winning articles and photos have since appeared in ESPN Magazine, The Washington Post, Surfer Magazine, and many others. Jaimal’s latest book, The Fear Project, is a personal and journalistic investigation into our most primal emotion. Reporting the story, Jaimal plunged into the water with great white sharks, surfed waves as tall as four-story buildings, became a guinea pig in some of t he world’s most cutting edge neuroscience labs, fell in love, and interviewed extreme athletes, meditation masters, and psychologists. Jaimal currently lives in San Francisco with his wife Amy and son, Kaifas.
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