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Andres Cordero

Lima, Lima Metropolitan Area, Peru

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Overview

  • 81 Positive References
  • Fluent in English, Spanish; learning French, German, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta), Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central
  • 32, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Learning and teaching Buddhism, Clin...
  • Buddhism, Psychology, General Scienc...
  • From Arequipa, Arequipa, Peru
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About Me

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

ABOUT ME / SOBRE MÍ

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

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN 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 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.

https://www.facebook.com/ThingsToDoInLima
In these links you can also see many pictures of the best places of Lima.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

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 85 amazing diverse people from all over the world. Apart from about 50 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, Neatherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan 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!!!

Interests

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 & Books

My favorite types of music are: Electronic Alternative Rock, Hard Rock, Rock, Classical Music, Metal, Hip-Hop, Pop, Latin music, Indian bhajans, Tibetan music. But to dance I also like all other styles.

Movies: Untouchable, Schindler's List, In Search of Happiness, The Little Buddha, Samsara, Patch Adams, When Dreams Come True, Matrix, Dead Man Walking, Society of Dead Poets, Star Wars, Braveheart, What the Blip Do We Know?!?!, etc, etc.

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

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!

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!

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. You can consider my house, my stuff and my friends as yours while you are here. I can offer you clean sheets and towels. 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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