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I am a creative, buddhist, gay man with a good sense of humor. Enjoy walks through my city and the surrounding viennese woods and vineyards and I love to share my favorite places with friends; Not the going out - party type although I love to dance. My life is rather calm at the moment; Spiritually I am well rooted in the tibetian tradition of the shambhala lineage which became a very important part of my life during the last 7 years.
the world doesn`t exist to fulfill our wishes!
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
So far - hosting!
I hosted several couch-surfers since I joined! I had great experiences with most of my surfers. When I have no couchsurfers around for some weeks I already have the feeling something is missing! Was great to share my flat, my thoughts, my city - especially my favorite places and discover new places myself. I always enjoy seeing my city with different eyes.Also great to practice my rusty english. Nice to have company for breakfast or to watch a DVD together. I got along with most of my guests pretty well. A bit annoying was that a few guests, who I thought where fine company didn`t even bother to write a reference afterwards but thats not tragic either! I am glad I have the opportunity to meet so many different people and I am grateful to get so much benefit out of it.
Psychology, Buddhism, Cinema,Plants, Cooking, Jogging, Swimming in the summer, pottery, arts and crafts.....
Music, Movies, and Books
Screwball-comedies like Midnight, The more the merrier, Lady Eve, Holiday, Bluebeard`s eight`s wife, Bringing up baby; Design for living, awful truth; Ninotschka, To be or not to be;
All about Eve; A foreign affair, Morocco, Shanghai express, Now voyager, a place in the sun, bridge on the river Kwai, wild river, barefoot in the park, baby jane, I confess, Last picture show, smiles of a summernight, Best intentions, Little big man, Midnight-cowboy,
beautiful laundrette, a thing called love,wonderboys, Dead man,Angels in america,shortbus, smoke, icestorm, brokeback mountain, eat drink man woman, secret and lies, lost in translation, a single man, far from heaven, hours, about schmidt, sideways; nixon frost, the queen,whatever works. the kings speech, searching for sugar-man, argo, keep the light on, weekend, Làmour, rien sur robert, les temps qui reste, un prophet, les roseaux sauvage, le temoin, un air de famile; les goute des autres; comme une image, Monsieur Lazhar, Jài tue ma mere, Nebraska, Boyhood, Birdman;
Six feet under, mad men, weeds, homeland, nurse Jacky, episodes, The office, Extras, Lead Ballon, getting on, boardwalk empire;
Graham Norton show;
classic, jazz, soul, worldmusic, singer-songwriter, country, chanson;
some names: Ella Fitzgerald, Rufus Wainwright, Amos Lee, Teiture, Faist, Jack Johnson, Al Green, Mariza, Manu Chao, Angelique Kidjo, Ron Sexsmith, Juliette Greco, Isaak Hayes, Hank Williams, Ted Hawkins, Rodriguez, Antony and the Johnsons, Jo Stafford, Jimmy Scott, Lizz Wright, Madeleine Peyroux, Blossom Dearie, Greta Keller, Buddha Bar, gregory Porter, Aloe Blacc, Asaf Avidan, Alabama-Shakes,Mika, Maitre Gims, Vampire Weekend, Jarvis Cocker, Pop from all decades and a lot more;
Buddhist literature at the moment - especially from Chogyam Trungpa, Ponlop Rinpoche and Pema Chödren;
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
The eclipse in 1999; The first night in an mongolian ger (yurte); first view on the himalayas;
Teach, Learn, Share
Share my favorite places in Vienna;
Countries I’ve Visited
Belgium, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Monaco, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City State
Countries I’ve Lived In