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  • Fluent in English; learning Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central
  • 54, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Buddhist Practitioner
  • School of Hard Knocks =D
  • From Pico Rivera, CA. United States
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About Me


3rd North American Kagyu Monlam in SF Late June to Early July 2012


I practice Buddha Dharma all the time as taught in the Tibetan Schools of Buddhism. I love to ride bikes and walk around without a destination in mind. I love animals of all kinds and have a special connection with most furry creatures. I like good food but just a little at a time. I like to get outside and talk to people, hear their stories, and make new friends even if we never speak again. I don't wear robes outside of retreat but I live fully in the fashion of a modern Buddhist Dharma student.

So most of the time i am practicing, reading, and traveling to attend an event of some kind to receive teachings and visiting places that have to do with that subject.


May all sentient beings enjoy happiness and the causes of happiness

May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering

May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.

I am a devotee of the Dag Shang Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism who are known to be very nonsectarian even for Buddhists.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I am looking to Surf only right now since I am traveling and receiving teachings all Summer. I am very flexible and sensitive to the needs of my host. I would be very grateful if you could help me to receive these precious teachings so i can help others now and in the future.


I have no experience on this site but have spent lots of time sleeping on floors, in the back of trucks, airports, camping, you name it. I am not homeless but you could say I have some training thanks to seeking Buddha Dharma teachings. I do what ever it takes.




  • animals
  • folklore
  • fashion
  • causes
  • dining
  • reading
  • traveling
  • camping
  • buddhist
  • tourism
  • rivers

Music, Movies, and Books

hahaha Soooo many books, i will get back to this. Right now I am reading many books at the same time! =D

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

too much too list now will do later but i been all over the world seen many many things/places!

Teach, Learn, Share

My whole life is Dharma. That means I am open to all possibilities. That being said I live the life of a monastic and observe all vows living a virtuous life style while at the same time being completely at ease with all people of all types/styles imaginable

Countries I’ve Visited

Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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