TIM BUNTING

KIWI YAMABUSHI

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The on switch

When I was 15 I worked in a pizza shop. It was a great experience looking back. I met one guy who taught me not to get into credit card debt, and that the pizza sandwich was indeed a concept.

However, one thing I remember well was my boss taught me to treat putting on the cap as the on switch. Every time we work, we have to put on our cap, and every time we work, we have to be switched on. It’s only logical.

I have tried to carry this concept with me wherever I go and whenever I work. As a Yamabushi, it’s pretty easy to do so, and our Shiroshozoku have that role anyway, but the on switch could be as simple as buttoning up your shirt, combing your hair, or brushing your teeth. If you don’t already do something like this, try it 🙂

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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