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  • Fluent in English; learning Hindi, Italian, Spanish, Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central
  • 47, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • Meditator, Musician, and Co-Founder of the Dharamshala Ea...
  • Bachelor of Arts, UC Santa Barbara
  • From Santa Barbara CA, USA
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To Boldly Go....to couches across the globe! (or at least in my neighborhood, while looking for a new place to live.)

ABOUT ME

How I found myself living and working for 8 years so far in the foothills of the Himalayas is a long story. But, it's a very good one, and I would love to share some time with you.

I'm a 12-year vegan, lover of animals, people young & old, all things creative, and I aspire to cover the world in song. Endeavors in India, old and new, at www.dharmalaya.in. Hope to see you in the future!

PHILOSOPHY

If we all want to be happy and avoid being unhappy, how to do that in way that everyone wins...all people, all living beings, all of the planet, all of the beyond...How do we each do that, to the best of our own unique abilities?

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

At this point, as I am currently traveling, I am seeking couches near and far, until I have one to offer to others in return. Looking forward to both.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

At Danny Moynahan's in LA and at Daniel Stahl's in Flagstaff. You guys rule!

Interests

Meditation, music, art, cooking, dance, yoga, intercultural exchange, wonderful films, friendships that span the space-time continuum, swimming on hot days and vegan milkshakes.

  • animals
  • arts
  • dancing
  • cooking
  • vegan
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • movies
  • traveling
  • music
  • skateboarding
  • swimming
  • languages

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies! The Matrix series, the films of Terry Gilliam, Hayao Miyazaki, Lukas Moodysson, Mira Nair, Roberto Benigni, and of course, all of Harry Potter, Twilight and X-Men. A Small Act, Taking the Wheel, Harold & Maude, and Mary Poppins. Baseketball, the South Park Movie, Idiocracy, a ton of Jackie Chan, and Once. To name a few. :-)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Working with Tibetan refugees in India. Nicest people I've ever known.

Teach, Learn, Share

I love sharing vegan cooking, music, neck, shoulder & foot massage, and would love to learn more yoga, chi gong, tai chi, languages, and song. Or how to ride a skateboard.

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