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This is the way

If you’ve seen The Mandalorian you’ll know what I’m talking about but this is the way is eerily similar to uketamo. There’s so many similarities between Star Wars and Yamabushi, George really put in the effort (although The Mandalorian is someone else).

Being thrust into the unknown, coming face to face with your deepest darkest fears, and then realizing that the only thing stopping you from getting further is yourself. The character arc of Luke in the original trilogy is the hero’s journey, and this basically describes the process of a metaphorical death and rebirth that Yamabushi undertake.

Plus of course Yoda is like a Yamabushi Master, and nature and the force are one and the same.

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.


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.


Tim.

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Sakata City, Yamagata, Japan 

timb008@gmail.com

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