Master Hoshino and the Seven Yamabushi
I’m sorry to non-Japanese speakers but I’ve just shared an event I’ve been invited to talk at this weekend. Called Master Hoshino and the Seven Yamabushi, I believe in homage to the Akira Kurosawa masterpiece, the theme revolves around connection. Connection of humans and nature (which are the same thing), connection of communities and communities, connection of humans and communities, and connection of humans and humans.
It’s tough right now. These are by no means normal times, but this gives us a chance to try abnormal approaches to things that may just turn out better. I for one am enjoying working online, although the face to face contact we’re used to may be limited, which has serious effects on social creatures like us.
What this means is that we have to try that much harder than normal (there’s that word again) to stay connected. But remember, this connection is not just between us, but also between communities, and between us and nature.
As Yamabushi it is our job to connect, which is why I implore you to do your part and reach out to people more often. Let them know you’re thinking of them, a simple message suffices. And for those able to understand, join us this weekend 🙂
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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