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Hiking Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail with Paul Barach

January 21, 2021 Lori Prima, Paul Barach Season 3 Episode 19
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Hiking Japan's Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail with Paul Barach
Jan 21, 2021 Season 3 Episode 19
Lori Prima, Paul Barach

Paul Barach takes us on his 2010 pilgrimage around Japan's Shikoku Island, visiting 88 Buddhist temples on a 750 mile walk around the island. Only knowing a few words in Japanese and minimal research, Paul not only learns a lot about himself but about he generosity and kindness he is met with by those who he encounters along the way.  His journey is a good reminder that we need to temper expectations and immerse ourselves in the moment and be part of the journey, no matter the outcome.  His memoir "Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures on a Buddhist Pilgrimage" is told with humor and honesty as he navigates through this life changing journey.

Connect with Paul:
Instagram: @barachoutdoors
Find his book: Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast

Special thank you to Isabella, Tim, Leisel, Greg, Julie and Colin for being show patrons!

Music outro track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)

Show Notes

Paul Barach takes us on his 2010 pilgrimage around Japan's Shikoku Island, visiting 88 Buddhist temples on a 750 mile walk around the island. Only knowing a few words in Japanese and minimal research, Paul not only learns a lot about himself but about he generosity and kindness he is met with by those who he encounters along the way.  His journey is a good reminder that we need to temper expectations and immerse ourselves in the moment and be part of the journey, no matter the outcome.  His memoir "Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains: Misadventures on a Buddhist Pilgrimage" is told with humor and honesty as he navigates through this life changing journey.

Connect with Paul:
Instagram: @barachoutdoors
Find his book: Fighting Monks and Burning Mountains

Connect with Lori:
Instagram: @thehikepodcast
Twitter: @thehikepodcast
Blog: thehikepodcast.wordpress.com
Facebook: @thehikepodcast

Special thank you to Isabella, Tim, Leisel, Greg, Julie and Colin for being show patrons!

Music outro track "Two Mountains at a Time" from Live at the Fillmore by Pachyderm



Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehikepodcast)