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  • 13 references 9 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Portuguese, Swedish
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2013
  • Student/ meditation teacher/ rap tutor.
  • Meditation retreats and a degree in leadership for change
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About Me


My name is Dan. I am really into meditation and spend most of my time on retreat, facilitating retreats, or supporting other people who facilitate courses. I am currently living in the city completing a degree in Leadership for change.

I enjoy meeting new people with different perspectives on life, and I also enjoy sharing the unique perspective of kiwi life, and a life of meditation. I would love to talk about anything and everything and learn and ponder and inquire together. I also enjoy showing people around the city and sharing some information that is not so readily available just by looking.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I love meeting new people and seeing different world views that everybody holds.
In my experience most people who travel like a couchsurfer are people with an innate curiosity for life and I find it really inspiring.
I find that I learn more about the world through meeting the people rather than looking at the sites.


I'm very passionate about meditation and dharma.
I'm really interested in anything as long as it's approached with an eye of curiosity and exploration.
There's a lot to be learnt from everything.

I also tutor teenagers in rap, and I love exploring the intersection of quantum physics and Dharma.

Music, Movies, and Books

Music: I have a passion for deep and contemplative rap, and when I'm not listening to that, then I'm usually listening to some chill instrumental music.

Movies: Baraka and Samsara... Good Will hunting, Fight Club, Life is Beautiful, Her..
The Wire.

Books: I usually read non-fiction, but I also listen to podcasts more than I read, which is probably my main source of information. If you have any great novel recommendations, I'd love to hear it. I enjoy reading fiction but am always hesitant to start because I judge books by their covers.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The other morning I got out of bed when it was really cold.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can give basic teaching on meditation and dharma and a bit of an understanding as to what it's all about.
I'm also a freestyle rapper and can share with people how to approach this in a way that makes it feel very doable.

I'd love to just learn about different people's ways of being in this world, and different cultures.

I can share in any sort of stimulating conversation. I am a big fan of philosophy, film, and geopolitics. Or anything when it is discussed well.

What I Can Share with Hosts

A curious mind.
Some meditation if people are interested
Cooking, cleaning, city tours, anything that can be helpful.

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Sweden, Switzerland

Countries I’ve Lived In

New Zealand

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