Heran Gao

Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China

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  • Fluent in Chinese (Simplified), English, Finnish; learning German
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2008
  • A seeker
  • MA on Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation
  • From Beijing, China
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About Me


Self-perfection through discipline and awareness


From Beijing.

Studied 5 years in Europe.

Worked for a grassroot environmental NGO.

Been to Tibet and India, marked my life.

Live and work in Beijing now.

Some photos from my trip on Facebook:

and some writings in Chinese:


"All life is Yoga." - Sri Aurobindo

The spirituality I seek to practice is not cut off from life. Yet, there is a need for quiet time and inner concentration.

I'm learning how to be polite and warm with everybody, without losing the inner pose.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Through friends


Surfed and hosted in many places.


Were: fun things like playing music(learning drumming),singing, dancing, cooking, Capoeira, aikodo, botany, permaculture, couch surfing...

Now: vegetarian, meditation and outdoor sport.

Every Monday evening 7:30, in HuiLiang teahouse, Wu Dao Ying, calligraphy group.
Alternative Saturday afternoon, Guqin class (San Yuan Qiao) and Aikido training (Dong Zhi Men).
In spring, hiking from Beijing to Tianjin along a river.
In weekends, temple collective meditation and retreats.

If you are interested I can take you. But you need to be quiet.

Music, Movies, and Books

Read into yourself

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Walked 7 days with Tibetan villagers around Mt. Kawagebo, July 2011.

2012, met my teacher in India.
Stayed in Sri Aurobindo Ashram for 3 months.

Teach, Learn, Share

In a glimpse I've seen something so pure, so supreme, beyond any words can describe. I'm overwhelmed.

In That you know:
There's no me, because there's only ONE.
We do not, can not and would not do anything, because it is One that moves.

I want that ultimate, infinite and eternal. The origin and the end, the truth, the light, love and life.

I give anything.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, India, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russian Federation, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Finland, Germany, India

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