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Jaimal Yogis
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A couple years ago - trying to follow my own advice and with encouragement from my deft producer friend Jon Silk - I crawled into a cave and wrote a fantasy screenplay that rolls out in a boarding school in Hong Kong and involves dragons.
Now, these aren't just any dragons. These are the coolest creatures since ET and the Ewoks. I don't want to offend the spirits, but they may even be cooler than the Stay-Puffed Marshmallow Man.
But what are the chances that an original fantasy script gets made in Hollywood these days? Not high. And everyone and their mom has told me that.
But... a few weeks ago I put my script on The Blacklist - that list that has produced films like SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE KING'S SPEECH, and ARGO - and today, I got my first Blacklist review that called CITY OF DRAGONS "original and refreshing" and "set up brilliantly." The script earned all 7s and 8s which is supposed to trigger big industry interest.
Obviously, this does not mean my script will be made. But the Blacklist apparently works like this. Now that CITY OF DRAGONS is on the list and well-reviewed, other industry professionals can go on and download and rate it.
So: if you, your cousin, your cousin's friend, or that girl you dated eight years ago and still sometimes communicate with on Facebook is a Hollywood person, they are probably a member of this list. Please tell them they can go on and read and rate CITY OF DRAGONS. The future of humanity (and dragons) depends on it. (Once you read the story, you will understand.)
Thank you. 
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It's a tuesday for daring ideas. Here's a piece I wrote a while back along those lines. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jaimal-yogis/fear-failure_b_1872560.html #thefearproject  
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An Ocean Buddha by Diana Altenburg. You can get one on Etsy. ‪#‎saltwaterbuddhaseverywhere‬
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Off your rears and out to sea with ya, sailors! 
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A few months ago, I had the great honor of being invited to speak to the San Francisco Surgical Society about the science of fear and courage. This, of course, ignited some fear in me as all of these distinguished doctors and surgeons, I figured, would know far more on the subject than me. But I used that Fear Project mantra (prepare, prepare prepare flow, prepare prepare prepare, let go) gave it my best shot, and had such a great time getting to know these amazing men and women who can open up our bodies and fix things. Still boggles my mind.
Thank you Wen Shen for inviting me and Jordan Dozzi-Perry for filming and editing.
The full deal is up on Youtube. Just click here to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Yc0xypUGk
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Just as heat dispels cold, loving-kindness counters anger. We need to learn how to counter our various emotions. Distraction is just a temporary measure. The longer lasting remedy is to be able to see positive qualities in something or someone you otherwise see as negative. Since there is rarely any justification for destructive emotions, we need to become aware of what gives rise to them and what the antidotes are.
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It was a lot harder than we ever imagined to complete feature documentary. But no paddle, no surf. And we are happy to announce that Saltwater Buddha: the film is headed to the Maui Film Festival at Wailea and Macc (June 15-19) as an Official Selection. Maui has been hailed by the LA Times, ...
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Wise words by one of our favorite poets. cc #RodaleBooks http://www.jaimalyogis.com/the-fear-project/
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Thank you Convent of the Sacred Heart High School for reading Saltwater Buddha and inviting me to come speak this friday.That an all girls Catholic school is reading a Buddhist memoir about a teenage boy is, I think, pretty forward thinking. #saltwaterbuddha  
http://www.jaimalyogis.com/saltwaterbuddha/
SELECTED AS AN E! BEST SUMMER READ & COMING SOON AS A FEATURE FILM. Order on Indiebound, Amazon , B&N. Praise: “A heartfelt and honest work, whose lively, self-deprecating style enables the reader to empathise with Yogis at every stage of his journey.” The Times of London ...
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Like good and bad, 
pleasure and pain, 
the tides come in, 
the tides go out.

But the sea is always full, 
the water always alive.

The good news is 
you're the sea. 
The bad news is
you keep identifying 
with the tides.

#SaltwaterBuddha  
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Jaimal Yogis is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. His first book, a best-selling coming-of-age memoir called Saltwater Buddha, was praised by The Times of London, Publishers Weekly, and selected as one of E!’s Best Summer Reads as well as one of Headbutler.com’s 100 Essentials of all time. It has been translated into Spanish, Italian, German, and Finnish. A feature film based on the book is in production. Jaimal’s second book, The Fear Project, is a personal and scientific investigation into fear and courage. It was featured in Oprah, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Forbes, Outside, and many others, and is currently being used in a number of schools as a contemporary way of teaching neuroscience and psychology. Currently, Jaimal is finishing a feature screenplay with producers Jon Silk (Gangster Squad) and Brad Fischer (Zodiac, Shutter Island, Black Swan) and working on a new memoir for Harper Collins. He is also the writer / producer for a forthcoming documentary, The Most Fearless. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, Jaimal’s reporting has been featured in ESPN Magazine, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Magazine, AFAR, The Surfers Journal, Sunset Magazine, and dozens of others. He is the recipient of the 2005 Leslie Rachel Sanders Award for Social Justice Reporting, a 2007 Maggie Award for Best Magazine Feature, and two Scripps Howard reporting scholarships. In 2010, The Common Wealth Club voted him “The New Face of San Francisco Media” for his popular writing in San Francisco Magazine. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, Amy, and their two sons.
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Author of The Fear Project, Saltwater Buddha and soon a new Harper Collins novel. Upcoming films: Saltwater Buddha, City of Dragons, The Most Fearless
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