Jaimal Yogis, All Our Waves Are Water
Saturday, July 1, 7 p.m., Avid Reader on Broadway, no cover
At 16, Jaimal Yogis ran away from home in Sacramento. He had a one-way ticket, a copy of Hermann Hesse’s Siddartha and enough cash to buy a surfboard once he arrived in Maui. His adventure discovering Buddhism and enlightenment through the tide are told in the surfer-journalist’s first book, Saltwater Buddha, which became an award-winning documentary co-produced by UFC fighter Uriah Faber last year. But as life goes, the search for contentment didn’t end. Yogis’ new book, All Our Waves Are Water, follows him on a global trek, including to a Tibetan monastery and through the streets of Jerusalem. Meanwhile, he copes with lost love, stumbles through grad school and journalism jobs in New York City, and rediscovers himself through surfing and prayer. Sacramento’s the first stop of a national book tour, and along with a book signing, The Avid Reader will screen the documentary. 1945 Broadway, www.jaimalyogis.com.