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Mountains of Wisdom Early Winter 2021 Update

I just sent out my most recent update for the Mountains of Wisdom project, so keep a look out for it in your inbox – or spam folder, which is where I found it 🙁 If you haven’t already, consider signing up, which you can do using the ‘subscribe’ function in the header of this page. If you sign up within the next 24 hours, I’ll personally email you the most recent version.

Unfortunately there was a large gap between newsletters this time around. That’s what happens when you don’t have a set plan for releasing things. I want to send this newsletter out much more regularly from now, seeing as this latest one had 10 new videos, which is a bit much. I tried to ease the burden of choosing something to watch by adding my recommendations, but next time I just need to make it easier by limiting the options as much as possible.

So, I hope you enjoy this quick update, and I hope you’ll consider visiting Yamagata once you can!

Tim Bunting Kiwi Yamabushi


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.

Sign up to the weekly Mountains of Wisdom newsletter, follow me on social (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok, Clubhouse, all @kiwiyamabushi), or send me an email via the link below to stay in touch.



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Accept and Release
trees during day
The Nature in Our Nature
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The gravity of the situation


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You and I, we and us
The eighth station of Mt. Gassan during the middle of summer.
Enjoying the good, enjoying the bad
It’s no Tarantino


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The real Japanese test
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Should you use YouTube’s subtitle function, or add subtitles using FCPX or your video software?
Passive agreeableness


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Sakata City, Yamagata, Japan 


All photos my own. Contact for more. 

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