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The mindful traveler : a guide to journaling and transformative travel
Currie, J. D. (Jim D.)
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Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, [2000]

Physical Description:
xv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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BL628.8 .C87 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
BL628.8 .C87 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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For Jim Currie, a weekend getaway, extended vacation, or business trip can be more than diversion or duty. In The Mindful Traveler, he helps the reader structure journal writing - and the journey - around eight Buddhist archetypes that offer specific skills for problem solving and spiritual progress. Topics include everything from organizing the journal to choosing the appropriate "spiritual touchstones" for the trip.

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Using Buddhism as the basis, this unusual travel guide teaches the reader how to keep a travel journal. Currie, a well-traveled environmental scientist, believes that keeping a journal while traveling leads one to self-discovery and life contemplations and helps one to relive vacation memories more vividly when returning home. Currie begins by discussing the necessity of keeping a travel journal, the process for selecting a journal, and "the method" or suggested format for journal writing. Then, in a light-hearted and funny tone, Currie provides tips on travel dos and don'ts based on his own experiences. Touchstones or inspirational quotes taken from literature, Buddha, and even rock stars such as the Beatles are used to connect the chapters, while charts, tables, and cartoons help to illustrate Currie's main points in more detail. This insightful and comical book is a joy to read and should be added to all travel collections.DStephanie Papa, Baltimore Cty. Circuit Court Law Lib., MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
1. The Methodp. 1
2. Getting Started with the Right Materials and Mindsetp. 17
3. Your Spiritual Touchstonesp. 31
4. Self-Inventory: Getting to Know Your Buddha Naturep. 47
5. Intentions and Objectivesp. 75
6. Strategy and Preparationp. 89
7. Your Daily Logp. 115
8. Sensory Delights of Mindful Travelp. 133
9. Solving Problems on the Roadp. 145
10. Recovering Buddha Naturep. 161
11. Bringing the Lessons Homep. 177
Unnumbered Notesp. 199
Recommended Readingsp. 200
Indexp. 203