山伏

キウイ

A wonderful gift

My mother in law gave me something amazing and simple that I had never even thought was a thing. It was a set of beads like the ones that Buddhist monks use, and she instructed me to keep it in my car.

The reason? I guess she knows that sometimes I let out my stress* on the accelerator, and I need to keep it under control lest I make more trouble than I need. It’s like a charm to think about when you get hot headed, and I think it’s a wonderful idea. Here’s hoping I don’t have to use it that much though.

*this is stress about something in particular that I’m not going to go into here to protect privacy

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Tim Bunting AKA the Kiwi Yamabushi, a New Zealander who became a Yamabushi Ascetic in the Dewa Sanzan mountains of north Japan. I’m part of the Yamabushido team, and we host life-altering Yamabushi training on the Dewa Sanzan (website link). People come to us for the ultimate mindfulness experience, to reach the next level, or simply connect with nature and themselves.


I’m on a mission to summit all 100 Famous Mountains of Yamagata Prefecture to spread the splendour of this fabulous location, and in dedication to all those who lost their lives out in nature, including my father.


On my daily blog I post thoughts of a practicing Yamabushi that I hope people can use to better themselves and live as fulfilling a life as possible.


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Tim.

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timb008@gmail.com

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