The Zen Nomad: The Path to Peace
4 years. 4 continents. 40 countries.
by Daniel Beaumont
Release Date: September 2019
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 in his own life through 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 as he journeyed around the world.
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 and interviewed 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 many journeys including:
•Life living in outback Australia, living and working at a grain farm.
•Hitchhiking and Couchsurfing 28,00km’s across North America and Europe
•Motorbiking 3,500km across Asia.
•Pilgrimaging 900km across the width of Spain on The Camino de Santiago.
Why You Should Read The Zen Nomad:
Are you confused, unhappy or at a crossroads in life and seeking change?
Do you have an itch to go on an extended journey and learn about yourself and the world around you?
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 embark on a path towards discovering what you love doing.
•Learn about life through conversations with people you encounter on your journey.
•Harness the power of your mind.
•Better understand how to learn to deal with suffering – i.e. anxiety, insecurities, fear, depression.
•Change, and let go of bad habits, addictions and behaviours that don’t serve you.
•Practice self-love, acceptance and gratitude.