silviacolasanti.it
» » Neon Pilgrim

Download Neon Pilgrim fb2, epub

by Lisa Dempster

Download Neon Pilgrim fb2, epub

ISBN: 0980335175
Author: Lisa Dempster
Language: English
Publisher: aduki independen press; First edition (October 1, 2009)
Pages: 244
Subcategory: No category
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 768
Size Fb2: 1275 kb
Size ePub: 1246 kb
Size Djvu: 1420 kb
Other formats: doc mobi docx lrf


Seriously unfit & unmotivated, Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate for a gruelling outdoor adventure.

Seriously unfit & unmotivated, Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate. Seriously unfit & unmotivated, Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate for a gruelling outdoor adventure. When her life needs a shake-up, she decides the only thing for it is to hike the henro michi, a 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Lisa’s journey from overweight dole bludger to intrepid explorer is a witty & fascinating insight i Seriously unfit & unmotivated, Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate for a gruelling outdoor adventure.

During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, fifteen-year-old Lisa Dempster's imagination is ignited by the story of the henro michi, an arduous 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Perfectly suiting the romantic view of herself as a dusty, travel-worn explorer (well, one day), she promises to return to Japan and walk the henro michi, one way or another, as soon as humanely possible

Lisa Dempster, author of Neon Pilgrim, covers tips and techniques for recording your trip while on the . Lisa Dempster talks to three writers about the moment they thought, "there's a book in that", and what happened next.

Lisa Dempster, author of Neon Pilgrim, covers tips and techniques for recording your trip while on the road, and looks at how to create a structure for your memoir and translate your experiences into a narrative upon return. With Michael Brissenden, Chris Hammer and Spiri Tsintziras.

During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, fifteen-year-old Lisa Dempster’s imagination is ignited by the story of the henro michi, an arduous 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Perfectly suiting the romantic view of herself as a dusty, travel-worn explorer (well, one day), she promises to return to Japan and walk the henro michi, one way or another, as soon as humanely possible.

Written by Lisa Dempster, narrated by Lisa Dempster. During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, 15-year-old Lisa Dempster's imagination is ignited by the story of the henro michi, an arduous 1,200-kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Fast-forward 13 years, and Lisa's life is vastly different to what she pictured it would be.

Lisa Dempster’s travel memoir is about her 1,200km trip on the Henro Michi, a Buddhist pilgrimage in. .Throughout Dempster’s journey, she struggles with the awkwardness of receiving gifts that she cannot repay with the same value

Lisa Dempster’s travel memoir is about her 1,200km trip on the Henro Michi, a Buddhist pilgrimage in Japan that visits 88 Buddhist temples and traverses mountains, highways, coastlines, and everything in between. Dempster says that she took the journey after feeling stuck in her life back in Australia. Throughout Dempster’s journey, she struggles with the awkwardness of receiving gifts that she cannot repay with the same value. When people let her stay in their BnBs for free, or give her food and drink for her journey, she can only give them a small white piece of paper with her name on it. Hardly an equivalent gift in our Western understanding of gift giving and receiving.

Neon Pilgrim by Lisa Dempster - During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, fifteen-year-old Lisa Dempster’s . And then, completely by chance, the henro michi comes back into her life, through a book at her local library.

Neon Pilgrim by Lisa Dempster - During a culture-shocked exchange year in Japan, fifteen-year-old Lisa Dempster’s imagination is ignited by the story of th. She decides then and there to go back to Japan almost immediately: to walk the henro michi, and walk herself back to health. Brushing aside the barriers that other people might find daunting – the 1200km of mountainous terrain, the sweltering Japanese summer, the fact she has no money and has never done a multi-day hike before – Lisa is determined to walk the pilgrimage, or die trying.

It says much about the healing properties of walking and the allure of sacred sites that the more secular we become in the West, the more attracted we are to the idea of pilgrimage

It says much about the healing properties of walking and the allure of sacred sites that the more secular we become in the West, the more attracted we are to the idea of pilgrimage. At a low point in her life, former director of Melbourne Writers Festival Lisa Dempster returned to the Japanese island of Shikoku, where she had been an exchange student many years before, and took its 1200-kilometre pilgrim trail in the footsteps of the famous Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi

Seriously unfit and unmotivated, Lisa Dempster is an unlikely candidate for a gruelling outdoor adventure. But when her life needs a shake-up, she decides the only thing for it is to hike the henro michi, a 1200 kilometre Buddhist pilgrimage through the mountains of Japan. Lisa plunges into life on the road, getting well off the beaten track and experiencing the highs and devastating lows of solo long-distance hiking. Along the way she sleeps in a public toilet, befriends a motley crew of wandering ascetics, falls in lust with a monk and tries her darndest to avoid the local wildlife. As the kilometres tick excruciatingly by, she realises that to finish the pilgrimage it's more than just physical hardship that she'll need to overcome... Lisa's journey from overweight dole bludger to intrepid explorer is a witty and fascinating insight into Japan's famed 88 Temple Pilgrimage.

Comments:

Uafrmaine
Time is a traveller. Lisa Dempster sets out on a pilgrimage to good mental health, taking us with her on an eight week journey of Shikoku, an island in south-west Japan. Her story is taken at walking speed, with time to consider all the landscape, culture, and psychology along the way. It is a gentle and refreshing read which left me with the only regret that I wasn't physically fitter at the end of it.

Apart from the delightful insight into Japanese pilgrimage culture (generous, secure, open-hearted) the book is also a reminder of the importance of good mental hygiene. To be present, thoughtful and peaceful in our dealings with the world. The heart prayer in particular sounds like it might offer something for our outpaced city lives.

Like the Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen, Neon Pilgrim would be a great companion on one of life's spiritual journeys.
Dikus
I've read a number of books about this pilgrimage and have performed most of it (83 out of 88 temples). This is the book I keep thinking back to with fond memories. Unlike many books, this really captures the experience of the walk and the incredible warmth and humor of the people, while other accounts are more about ticking off as many kilometers per day as possible. Since she wasn't an athlete or professional travel writer, she made the experience accessible, a possibility for the rest of us. For an historical context for the pilgrimage, Oliver Statler's book is best. For a contemporary context for the pilgrimage, I would suggest Ian Reader's book. But for a contemporary account, this is the book to go to.
Villo
I thoroughly enjoyed Lisa Dempster's frank "warts and all" account of her journey along the 88 temple pilgrim trail on Japan's island of Shikoku.
I am no stranger to pilgrimage, having walked (and even written my own book about) the 800 km Camino de Santiago in Spain.
Neon Pilgrim however was my first exposure to the Henro Michi - and how well the author has captured her experience for the reader!.
Entertaining, informative and insightful - Dempster's revealing tale of her personal journey along this 1200 km trail makes for a compelling read.
Highly recommended.

Related to Neon Pilgrim

Download Shake dem Halloween bones fb2, epub

Shake dem Halloween bones fb2 epub

Author: W. Nikola-Lisa
Category: Holidays & Celebrations
ISBN: 0590689495
Download Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul On Pilgrimage And Sacred Geography (Tsadra) fb2, epub

Sacred Ground: Jamgon Kongtrul On Pilgrimage And Sacred Geography (Tsadra) fb2 epub

Author: Ngawang Zangpo
Category: Christian Living
ISBN: 1559391642
Download Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light fb2, epub

Gandhi's Pilgrimage of Faith: From Darkness to Light fb2 epub

Author: UMA MAJMUDAR,Rajmohan Gandhi
Category: Historical
ISBN: 0791464059
Download Mediaeval Pilgrimage (Then  There) fb2, epub

Mediaeval Pilgrimage (Then There) fb2 epub

Author: Gladys Scott Thomson
ISBN: 0582203902
Download Hajj: The Inner Pilgrimage fb2, epub

Hajj: The Inner Pilgrimage fb2 epub

Author: M.R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen
Category: Islam
ISBN: 091439052X
Download Package pilgrimage fb2, epub

Package pilgrimage fb2 epub

Author: Harry W Holford
ISBN: 0950746509
Download Our Lady of Caversham Pilgrimage Walk (Pilgrim Ways Series) fb2, epub

Our Lady of Caversham Pilgrimage Walk (Pilgrim Ways Series) fb2 epub

Author: John Merrill
Category: Europe
ISBN: 0956804462