Saltwater Buddha : A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen, Paperback

Saltwater Buddha : A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 252 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications,U.S.
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  • Category: Zen Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9780861715350



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I've never been a surfer but have always had a love for the ocean. Combine that with my new found discovery of meditation and Jaimal Yogis book seemed to be the perfect summer read. Saltwater Buddha is much more than just a love letter to surfing or an examination of Zen it captures the eternal struggle we all have to find our bliss and how we manage to find ways to get in the way of it. Written in an extremely readable style that flows though out the book Saltwater Buddha is the kind of book you won't want rush your way through. The end came all too quickly for me when I read it and I plan on revisiting the book again sometime soon. However your journey got you to this book, odds are the next step is to read it. It's a beautiful and exceptional book, one that deserves all the accolades it receives.

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The Saltwater Buddha is a high school kid's response to growing up in suburban California the son of divorced parents, longing for independence, spirituality and good surfing. How to find it? Steal some money from your mom (yes, he paid it back) and hop on a flight to Hawaii! After that, it is all ups and downs as you might expect. The book is a lovely memoir that describes the Buddhist perspective on self and how to find it in the middle of water, surfing the big ones. Funny, honest, warm and human, this book does not disappoint.

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