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DAILY YAMABUSHI

I write a blog every day. Here are the most recent posts.

August 12, 2019

We all think of getting fired as the worst possible thing that can happen to us, so much so that we actively do everything we can to avoid it (well, not always). It can be a little humiliating, and feel like a breakup, but it's not all that bad. Sometimes we need an outsider to …

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August 11, 2019

Waste of space. Waste of time. Waste my space. Waste my time. Writing this is a waste of time. Waste my time on your own time. Waste of space.


August 10, 2019

Zen is all about acceptance. The reason why monks sit in that position is because it is the ultimate position to for acceptance. By sitting like this you stop using your feet and hands, the things that most make us human. More than half of the bones in your body are in your hands and …

Acceptance and Release Read More »


August 9, 2019

Japan has developed over the millennia as thousands and thousands of small communities. New Zealand, on the other hand, hasn't. New Zealand is built on many people living isolated. With less of a community feel. Both have their advantages. But I think there are certain times when one is better than the other. Looking at …

Countries and communities Read More »


August 8, 2019

Sometimes when I go to a café for example with my friends, my Japanese friends say it's like we are in a foreign country. Or sometimes people say photos of Japan look like photos from a different country. I think this shows a lack of pride in their own country. They are saying this because …

Pride in Japan Read More »


August 7, 2019

I learned something I didn't want to learn today. For Yamabushi training, I was tasked with leading the group for the first time today. This was bestowed upon me suddenly yesterday. Now, to be able to do this, I had to memorize one chant in less than a day. And you know what? I was …

Learning chants in one day Read More »


August 6, 2019

Why I do the yamabushi things I do


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