TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Early starts

Sometimes when I get up early and step outside I’m reminded of the times I’ve stayed near the beach and I go for a swim first thing. Today was one of those days, and it could be because I woke up at 4am. I haven’t woken up that early since Yamabushi training, but I was just in time to catch the sunrise, it’s quite early here in Japan. I even managed to get a photo which is like the rice fields of Tatooine.

It’s crazy how productive you can be if you get up that early. Besides going for an hour or so walk, I also got in at least an hour of video editing and had plenty of time to bike(!) to work as well. Only thing is, I didn’t get this blog written in time, and my body is telling me it’s about my bed time, even this early 🙂 (9pm JST). Let’s see how tomorrow goes.

This also proves that I failed at my 6pm no device detox for today, another reason to get the blog done in the morning.

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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