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Your/ you’re unique

At the same time I’m a Kiwi, a Yamabushi, a mountaineer, a university teacher, a swimmer, a runner, a cyclist, a triathlete, a photographer, a videographer, a youtuber, a website designer, a translator, an interpreter, a writer, a blogger, a localiser, an SNS manager, a communications manager, a coffee enthusiast, a baker, a musician, a radio DJ, a consultant, a liaison, a bridge between two very distinct cultures, a husband, son, and brother of course, and I can draw on all these experiences and perspectives to share with the world.

Obviously I have too much on my plate, but I like to think it works. And I think it is this unique combination of things that gives me a unique perspective that I hope others can benefit from. If I were to do nothing with this experience, to not attempt to share it with the world, I feel it would be wasted. And I think others should do the same.

You have a unique viewpoint of the world and we want to hear it. It is intriguing to learn about other people, how they got to where they are, and where they think they themselves or the world as a whole is going, and what they’re doing to impact that. If we can better communicate with one another, we can better help each other. One great way to do that is to produce content in some way or another that shows your uniqueness to the world 🙂

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.

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