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J.A.V.I.E.R

Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

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Overview

  • 51 Positive References
  • Fluent in Catalan, Valencian, Spanish; learning Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Sanskrit (Saṁskṛta)
  • 36, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • student of Life & researcher of Culture
  • Philosophie & Anthropology
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 60% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

relaxing in my swimming pool...

ABOUT ME

After travelling a lot around Asia, now I've came back to Mallorca, my home town. I teach yoga, read philosophy and enjoy the joy. I like easy life, chatting with friends, good food (mostly asian food) and books, walking around the city and talking about life. I studied anthropology and philosophy so I really like to talk about coucher, habits and customs, culture (from underground art to religion and sects)& society (changes and permanences).

PHILOSOPHY

Happiness and Serenity are the most important goals. I work to "enjoy the joy" and to travel, I don't live to work... I like to work in whatever I believe.

I believe that Fate is Fortune in the sense that luck is building chances and opportunities...

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I love to be with locals when I travel cause I feel more rooted with the place... I changed lessons for meals with a CS. I took some drinks and meals with CSurfers. I met people in my trips in Asia, sometimes surfing sometimes just sharing time. I have surf in China, always great experiences! in Ghuanzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Kunming, ...! also in diferent places of Japan, Tokyo, Shikoku, etc. very cosy hospitality...

Interests

I'm interested in people, persons and communities, religion, art and asian cultures. I practice yoga, meditation and buddhism.

Music, Movies & Books

Rimbaud: "Illuminations" Tolle: "The power of Now" Neruda: "Estravagario" Huidobro: "Arctic poems", "Altazor" Kundera: "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" Corto Maltese Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima: "Lone Wolf and Cub" Nietzsche: "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" Spinoza: "Ethics" Lipovetsky: "The era of emptyness" Bataille: "The Notion of Expenditure" Scott: "The Art of Not Being Governed" Debord: "The Society of the Spectacle" Bey: "TAZ" Hesse: "Steppenwolf" Ken Wilber "The Atman's project" Bhagavad Gita Dhammapada A history of God "Karma Yoga" of Vivekananda Jodorowsky: "Psychomagic" The Bible Camaron de la Isla & Paco de Lucia Musafir Ravi Shankar Kusturika: "Time of the Gypsies" Ki Duk-Kim: "Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"

One Amazing Thing I've Done

party in Holi in India, giving hugs and painting "tilaks"

Sometimes I dream with lucidity: these times I can fly!...

I walked four weeks to the sunset, to the ocean in the Camino de Santiago...

10 days doing Vipassana meditation in Dhamma Giri, India... 10 days doing Anapanasati meditation in Suan Mokk, Thailand... Rapture("piti") doing samatha meditation in Burma

Once while I was hearing buddhist mantras I saw spiders copulating...

I saw from a lighthouse each stream of the Alcudia bay in Mallorca...

I have ride a CAMEL in India, and an ELEPHANT in Thailand!

I've visited a few interesting religious places in India: Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, Sai Baba, Hare Khrishna in Brindavan, Amma in Kerala, some ashrams in Rishikesh (Ram Jhula and Laksman Jhula), Ganesh Gufa in Neelkhantha, Omkareshwar (a river island with the shape of holy Om),,, of course the petal's lake in Pushkar...

Tea Ceremony in Taiwan

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Teach, Learn, Share

I can introduce you mediterranean and mallorcan life and culture... I can teach SPANISH and catalan. knowledge about PHILOSOPHY, ANTHROPOLOGY, COUCHER, BUDDHISM, POETRY and YOGA. I know some RECIPES (mostly spanish, chinese and thai food). I can read you the Tarot cards (only your present , not the future, the dynamics of your path).

Countries I've Visited

Belgium, Cambodia, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Viet Nam

Countries I've Lived In

China, Netherlands, Spain

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