TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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Robbie the Miniature Daschund

This poor old dog has been through a lot. He’s had surgery on his legs after being in an accident, we weren’t sure he’d survive, but he has and now he’s old enough to be deaf. That hasn’t stopped him barking at the old man that lives here.

The funny thing is, he often runs past my wife and straight to me whenever we visit, even though technically he’s her dog. I put it down to me often being the one to only play with him, only recently have I had to scold him more, and I even gave him his dinner a few times too, whereas my wife has to punish him more due to him being her dog. I think there’s a lesson in there on how to treat people, but you absolutely must take a balanced approach because no scolding leads to very bratty behavior.

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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