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‘Swim to the Other Shore’ – Dhammapada Navy T-shirt

(2 customer reviews)


Men's t'shirt

This is a standard, slim fit men's T-shirt. To choose the correct size for you, measure your chest circumference and reference the size chart below to select which size best suits.

How to measure your chest:

Stand up straight with your arms hanging down in a relaxed, natural pose. Measure around the fullest part of your chest. Tight up under the armpits and over the shoulder blades. Make sure the tape is flat across the back.

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“Unique and not on the high street.” J.L.


This surf inspired T-shirt captures the moment when you stand on the shoreline, board in hand watching the waves roll in. The phrase ‘swim to the other shore’ is inspired by Buddha’ teachings in the Dhammapda. It is about our unique calling to the spiritual ‘shore’ and the journey we make, within our minds, to a new awareness.


Our unique design has been hand screen printed onto ethically sourced premium, organic cotton that is vegan friendly.


For more spiritual or product information go to description below.


10% from your purchase goes directly towards helping sustain the Brazilian Amazon rainforest, its people, traditions and biodiversity.

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The story of the ‘Swim to the Other Shore.’ T-shirt


The evocative, surf themed T-shirt captures the moment when you stand on the shoreline, board in hand watching the waves roll in.


The phrase ‘swim to the other shore’ is open to interpretation – to some it means quite literally swimming out to a different shore to others it is a metaphor on being independent and following your own heart. However as with all things Earthmonk there is always a spiritual meaning layered within the artwork. The phrase is inspired by the Dhammapda, a collection of sayings of the Buddha that is in verse form and is one of the best known Buddhist scriptures. We interpret this about the calling of the spiritual initiate to the ‘other shore’ where ones own unique journey of spiritual connection occurs.


Quick facts:

  • 100% Organic Cotton (GOTS – Certified Organic Cotton)
  • 180 gsm weight
  • Hand screen printed using water based inks
  • Oeko-Tex certified (free of toxic chemicals)
  • Ranked in the top five U.K. shops in Ethical Consumer as a Best Buy from Jan 2017 to March 2023
  • Vegan friendly & cruelty free
  • Earthmonk hem tag
  • Made in Portugal

This T-shirt should be washed inside out on a cool cycle. Organic cotton should never see the inside of your tumble dryer, air drying is best! Never iron directly onto the hand screen printed graphics – iron the garment inside out or use a clean cloth as a barrier.

2 reviews for ‘Swim to the Other Shore’ – Dhammapada Navy T-shirt

  1. J.L (verified owner)

    Loving our earthmonk gear – we bought ‘Swim to the other shore’ in Navy – it fits so perfectly and is of such good quality that it washes and wears without losing shape. Unique and not on the high street.

  2. Tim Pelgrims

    Swim to the other shore, let’s do this!! On this beach there isn’t much to be seen…
    Encouraging everyone to get out there and making things happen! The world needs you!
    Awesome T-shirt, honestly, I got compliments from three classes which I teach to while I was wearing this.

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