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  • 43 references 37 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2008
  • Bhakti Yoga Teacher
  • Masters in Bhakti Yoga & Bhagavata Philosophy
  • From a small town with a lot of horses in the Northeast US
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About Me

I grew up in small town with a lot of horses in the Northeast US.

Now I live in India. I teach Bhakti Yoga and Bhagavata Philosophy.

I like to travel, meet new people, attend festivals and gatherings, and read and research.

I'm vegetarian.

At the moment I'm away from India, traveling in the West.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

I've had very positive experiences with the Couchsurfing community. I think the idea is brilliant. Kudos to the guy who started it! (I think he was planning to go on vacation to a college town, got hold of an email list of students there, spam-emailed hundreds of them asking to crash on their couch, had a great experience, and got inspired by it to develop the site!) Anyway, I've had very good experiences with it. It really is a great idea. I think it really helps build community in the world. It's such a totally different different experience staying at someone's home than just staying in a sterile room in a sterile building. There is life in the Couchsurfing experience. Life, connection. Great idea. Very happy to have been, and be, part of it.


Traveling, meeting new people, reading, researching, attending festivals and gatherings

  • vegetarian
  • reading
  • spirituality
  • researching

Music, Movies, and Books

MUSIC: Kate Rusby, Alison Krauss, Emmy Lou Harris

BOOKS: The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne

MOVIES: Bread and Tulips

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Traveling in the US. So many beautiful natural areas. Many wonderful, heartwarming people.

Teach, Learn, Share

"Don't tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have traveled."

"Always be where you want to be."

"Not all those who wander are lost." -- J.R.R. Tolkien

"Traveling and meeting new people is the ultimate gift."

"The function of freedom is to free someone else." -- Toni Morrison

"Never go on trips with anyone you don't love." -- Ernest Hemingway

"Do what you love. When you stop being in love with it, reconsider."

"You must do the thing that you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

"If you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen to you." -- Conan O'Brian

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." -- Buckminster Fuller

What I Can Share with Hosts

I'm a good listener. I like hearing people's story.

On many occasions while staying as a guest, the host and myself have gone out for walks together in some part of the city.

Sometimes, as a guest in a city that I had spent time in before, I took my hosts and showed them parts of the city they never knew of before.

Countries I’ve Visited

Canada, France, Hong Kong, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

India, Peru, United Kingdom, United States

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