The Zen Nomad: The Path to Peace
4 years. 4 continents. 40 countries.
by Daniel Beaumont
Release Date: December 2018
What is the book about?
With its roots in Zen Buddhism, The Zen Nomad is the travel memoir of one man’s 4-year self-exploration journey across 40 countries in search of purpose and meaning through the encounters and wisdom shared by everyday people he meets along the way.
What started out as a simple journal of anecdotes, lessons and wisdom from the people Daniel met on his journey, turned into an enquiry into the human experience and a quest to transform his own life through travel.
What makes this story unique is the fact that Daniel didn’t seek wisdom from gurus, but instead ordinary people he encountered while hitchhiking and Couchsurfing his way across 4 continents.
From Mormons to ex-convicts to nudists, Daniel met all kinds of different people, asking them questions about their lives, dreams as well as themes such as happiness, regret and fear, in what encouraged him to look inwards and make some big changes to his own life.
The Zen Nomad covers the following adventures:
•12 months working in outback Australia.
•20,000km hitchhiking and Couchsurfing adventure across North America.
•7,500km hitchhiking and Couchsurfing adventure across 15 countries in Europe.
•3,500km motorbike trip across Asia.
•5,400m altitude trek in the Himalayas.
•900km pilgrimage across Northern Spain.
Why You Should Read The Zen Nomad
Are you confused, unhappy or at a crossroads in life and seeking change?
Are you ready to learn how to explore yourself and transform your life through travel?
If you’ve answered yes to these questions, this book is for you.
The Zen Nomad is the result of over 50 interviews and 22 journals, and is packed with stories, anecdotes and lessons which will inspire you to embark on your own self-exploration journey around the world.
The Zen Nomad will show you how to use travel as a means of therapy to:
•Break free from a job you don’t like and find what you love doing.
•Learn through other people’s experiences.
•Harness the power of your mind.
•Better understand and learn to deal with suffering – i.e. anxiety, insecurities, fear, depression.
•Let go of bad habits and addictions.
•Practice self-love and acceptance.