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  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, German, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta), Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Learning and teaching Buddhism, Clinical Psychologist, Pr...
  • Buddhism, Psychology, General Sciences... life!!!
  • From Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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About Me

From July 1st and still until August 15th, 2016, I will be travelling outside Peru and thus unable to offer hosting during that particular period of time.

Develop and spread happiness and awareness everywhere!!! / Desarrollar y esparcir felicidad y conciencia en todas partes!!!


I am a Peruvian who enjoys a lot being alive and being surrounded by people. :D I try to always let myself be in a state of surprise about any experience, thus letting everything to appear as more fresh and meaningful.

I love learning, applying and spreading ways to increase the quality and quantity of experiencing wellbeing. I believe that this can be achieved step by step with perseverance, by being more aware of what is our actual context in the here and now, fully embracing ourselves as we are. By that empathy grows, understanding and genuine acceptance of others develop, and a sense of sincere affection for others appears. This process of releasing one´s contrived limits magnifies the sense of freedom and therefore joy naturally blossoms while more virtues manifest effortlessly.

Thus, I believe we can awake to higher wordlviews, spontaneously becoming contagious agents of happiness and understanding!

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Soy un peruano que disfruta mucho estar vivo y estar rodeado por gente. :D Trato de siempre dejarme estar en un estado de asombro acerca de cualquier experiencia, permitiendo así que todo aparezca como más fresco y significativo.

Amo aprender, aplicando y esparciendo modos de incrementar en calidad y cantidad el experimentar del bienestar. Creo que esto puede lograrse paso a paso con perseverancia, al estar más consciente de cuál es nuestro actual contexto en el aquí y el ahora, aceptándonos plenamente tal como somos. Con ello la empatía crece, la comprensión y genuina aceptación de otros se desarrolla, y un sincero sentido de afecto por los demás aparece. Este proceso de soltar nuestros límites artificiales magnifica el sentir de libertad y por lo tanto el gozo naturalmente florece mientras más virtudes se manifiestan sin esfuerzo.

Así, creo que podemos despertar a perspectivas más elevadas, volviéndonos espontáneamente agentes contagiosos de felicidad y comprensión!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I participate in CouchSurfing by spreading the word of the advantages of being in it and the disadvantages of missing such a wonderful opportunity! Also I´m eager to continue hosting people at my home in Miraflores Lima Peru and visiting some Couch Surfers around the world. I am also passionate about showing to people, direcly or indirectly, Lima and its surroundings because Lima is a huge city with lots of cool things to do and visit.

Check the downloadable PDF file THINGS TO DO IN LIMA, a freely downloadable PDF impartial guide that I have been making on what things to do and visit in Lima and its surroundings based on the feedback of many experienced locals, expats and travellers free from any commercial bias or personal interest:
*Cultural and entertainment activities to do in Lima.
*Attractions inside the urban area of the City of Lima.
*Attractions beyond the urban area of the City of Lima.
*Beaches of the north of Lima, the city itself and the south.
*Gastronomy, enjoying food in Lima!
*Adventure sports.
*Volunteer work.
*Learning Spanish in Lima.
*Tourism in Peru.
In these links you can also see many pictures of the best places of Lima.


So far outside Lima I have stayed or hang out with CouchSurfers from all over the world and it has been an extremely positive experience! And I have received at my home more than 110 amazing diverse people from all over the world. Apart from about 55 friends who are not in CouchSurfing but that I have met throughout my many usual trips, I have hosted CouchSurfers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Neatherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tunisia and United States. It has been great to share part of my life and space with all of them! I'm eager to keep going!!!


Meet people, laugh out loud, to discover tips to improve the skill of contentment and make life more refreshing and nutritious, Buddhism, Eastern and Western psychology, how is the actual life of everyday people in other places and cultures, shared anecdotes that might happen to you or other people, traveling, learn about different cultures, hear music, dance, meditation, yoga, study of whatever is perceived to be meaningful in religions and philosophies, to eat yummy food that I have never tried before, going out for walks in unseen places, discoveries of science, quantum physics, love and play with animals, watch funny or interesting TV shows, films, art, reading, etc.
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Conocer gente, reír a carcajadas, descubrir formas de mejorar la capacidad de sentirse contento y hacer la vida más refrescante y nutritiva, budismo, psicología oriental y occidental, cómo es la vida real de la gente cotidiana en otros lugares y culturas, compartir anécdotas que puedan haberte pasado a ti o a otra gente, viajar, aprender sobre culturas diferentes, escuchar música, bailar, meditación, yoga, estudio de lo que sea que sea percibido como significativo en religiones y filosofías, comer deliciosa comida que no haya probado antes, salir a caminar en lugares no vistos antes, descubrimientos de la ciencia, física cuántica, amar y jugar con animales, ver divertidos o interesantes shows de TV, películas, arte, leer, etc.

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: Electronic, Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Rock, Classical Music, Metal, Hip-Hop, Pop, Latin music, Indian bhajans, Tibetan music, traditional folkloric music from different countries, Opera. But to dance I also like many other styles.

MOVIES: Schindler's List, Untouchable, In Search of Happiness, The Godfather II, Gone With the Wind, The Lord of the Rings, The Dark Knight Trilogy, Goodfellas, Room, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Toy Story, The Little Buddha, Samsara, Patch Adams, When Dreams Come True, Amelie, The Exorcist, Matrix, Dead Man Walking, My Sister's Keeper, Psycho, E.T. the Extraterrestrial, Society of Dead Poets, Star Wars, Braveheart, Wild Tales, Life is Beautiful, Cinema Paradiso, 3 idiots, Titanic, Inception, Apocalypse Now, Airplane, Nine Queens, etc, etc.

TV: The Wonder Years, Breaking Bad, Two and a Half Man, The Big Bang Theory, Orange is the New Black, The Simpsons, Married with Children, Everybody Hates Chris, Survivorman, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Myth Busters, Scrubs, El Chavo del 8, Kitchen Nightmares.

BOOKS: Dialogues with the Dakini (Padmasambhava); Treasury of Knowledge (Jamgön Kongrul Lodro Thaye); Roaring Silence, Spectrum of Ecstasy, and Wearing the Body of Visions (Ngakpa Chogyam); Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen (Karma Chagme); Beacon of Certainty (Mipham); Six Yogas of Naropa, The Great Treatise on the Stages of Tantra, The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path (Tsongkhapa); Seventy Stanzas on Emptiness (Nagarjuna); Engaging in the Bodhisattva's Way of Life (Shantideva); The Magic of Empty Teachers, Ripples of Light (Geshe Michael Roach); The Words of My Perfect Teacher (Patrul); Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (Phabongkha); The Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Gampopa); The Quantum and the Lotus, El Monje y el Filósofo (Matthieu Ricard); Old Paths White Clouds (Thich Nath Hanh); and tons of other interesting and fun books on many other subjects!

OTHER READABLE THINGS or SOURCES OF INFORMATION: I am super curious about almost any topic ranging from deep and abstract things down to trivial and ver concrete facts. Therefore I am always reading online news, Wikipedia and documentaries or articles that are in the internet.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I have been fortunate to know some amazing people who have developed so much their inner world, by helping others and through inner insight, that their joy and good disposition continuously blaze wherever they happen to be. That's amazing!!! Personally I have been trying to follow those footsteps within my own limitations... and I can say I'm a very happy person!

By the other side I've personally seen amazing things and unbelievable coincidences or syncronicities, and some events that normally will be labeled at least as very weird events if not even "miracles" in some cases!

Apart from this I have all my life travelled aroud 5 months and a half per year and that means that there are countless stories of amazing places I have see, interesting stuff I have done and fascinating people I have met. :D

Teach, Learn, Share

-From me, if you're interested maybe you could learn about Buddhism, Psychology, Philosophy, Spanish, meditation, Hinduism, and any other thing that might interest you that I could offer to you... and countless trivia too!!!
-What I want to learn? Whatever have enriched your life the most and whatever you find fun!
-What I would like to share? Life stories, fun, yummy food... any of those things that come to the surface whenever two or more people meet in an environment of acceptance and sincerity!

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share with you my full attention and time whenever is possible or privacy and independent time if that is what you prefer. You can consider my house, my stuff and my friends as yours while you are here. I can offer you clean sheets and towels if needed. And you can eat any of my food if you find it yummy! :D

Countries I’ve Visited

Argentina, Austria, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, France, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, United States, Uruguay

Countries I’ve Lived In

Argentina, Germany, Mexico, Peru, United States

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