Ben Bernstein

Oakland, CA, USA

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  • Composer, psychologist
  • Ph.D
  • From New York City
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About Me


Live a good life of health and service


I'm very lively, bright, committed, great listener, funny and hugely creative. No one believes I'm 64 because I look like I'm 44 and have that kind of energy. My wife, Suk Wah, is amazing: a novelist, a cook, a meditator and totally dedicated.


Each of us is on this planet to contribute something. We're built to be givers rather than takers.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Would love to surf and host, both!


We've hosted a few people and have excellent experiences.
I surfed in Pittsburgh for a couple of nights and was very welcomed.


People! I am a teacher, psychologist and a composer. I love being with people, working with people, creating with people.

I love music, sports (watching mostly!), great food, historic places.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: just about everything.
Movies:all kinds
Books: historical biographies.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

When I got married and saw my wife come around the aisle in her bright shining red wedding dress (she's Chinese).
When my book was published.
When I sat in the audience and watched the first opera I composed come to life.

Teach, Learn, Share

I learn from everything and everyone. Whenever something happens in my life--"good" or "bad"--I think, "What am I supposed to learn from this? How is this contributing to my growth?" When I pay attention and follow through: transformation!

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, India, Israel, Italy

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, United Kingdom, United States

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