Maybe Accepting Guests

  • 25% response rate
  • Last login 6 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see David’s full profile. It’s free!

Overview

  • 5 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Consultant, NGOs/Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Columbia University but the univerity of life provides th...
  • From Brooklyn, New York City
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To travel being mindful of this: Wherever, whenever, whatever, enjoy life today, be of service to others and do no harm along the way. And remember to smile, laugh, have fun and not to take yourself so seriously.

ABOUT ME

Living and working in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and exploring Southeast Asia. I'm an eclectic and calm person by nature. I love swapping stories and hearing adventures. It's tough to chose between a good film, book, song, trek, cycle and spot on the beach. So why not all of them.

PHILOSOPHY

Wherever, whenever, whatever, enjoy life today, be of service to others and do no harm along the way. And remember to smile, laugh, have fun and not to take yourself so seriously.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Contributing member. Willing to help the community grow and sustain itself. Sharing, listening, laughing, smiling and connecting.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed on the couch of couchsurfing hosts, family, friends and friends of friends. Always a great experience.

Interests

Travel, music, film, literature, trekking, cycling, Buddhism, meditation, yoga, sustainable living, sharing a laugh and a story.

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite movie: Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon -- AMAZING!
Favorite Music: Jazz, Blues, and African -- Take your pick.
Favorite Book: Jean Toomer's Cane -- You've never heard of him, just read it, it will touch your soul.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

A 10-day silent meditation retreat in June 2011 at the International Dhamma Hermitage of Wat Suan Mokkh.

10 days of concentration, reflection and insight on peace, calm, inner-turmoil, impermanence, and the practice of loving-kindness.

Up at 4 am from a sleep on a concrete bed with a wooden pillow for 2 sparse meals each day and each day filled with staying within myself (behind enemy lines). But it was the best thing I have done in a long time and has changed my life forever.

Teach, Learn, Share

What I have I share.

What I Can Share with Hosts

I can share my passion for travel, learning and growing. I will gladly swap travel tales and laughs. I have an open mind and a ton of patience. Will be happy to share my exploration of meditation and yoga.

Countries I’ve Visited

Cambodia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Cambodia, Thailand, United States

Old School Badges

  • Pioneer
    Pioneer Badge

Join Couchsurfing to see David’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups