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Helps other become happy. I highly recommend Krishna Consciousness!
I first started using couch surfing one year after it opened, in 2005. I went on my first backpacking trip in eastern europe, and made so many new friends that my way of life was inspired to change. I didn’t go to university, I dint get a normal job, I went travelling. Eventually I practically turned into a hippy, hitchhiking around europe, north in the summer, south in the winter. I would maintain myself by sometimes working in hostels, selling my travel photography on the internet, and making websites. Later on I learned how to make flutes and would sell them as I travelled. (Caneflutes.com)
Over time i became more interested in spiritual and inward journeys, which eventually led me to learn about Krishna Consciousness, a very practical and powerful spiritual practice, which I have been following since about 2010. Today I live with my wife in a rural / farm Hare Krishna temple community in Germany. I help gardening, and enjoying singing the Hare Krishna Maha Mantra in Kirtan (group musical prayer) as often as possible. Sometimes I will still like to travel, but now i live a different life - I eat vegan, don’t drink or smoke, and practice mantra meditation at least 2 hours per day.
Hare Krishna :)
I like to play natural music. I make flutes and like to play Harmonium, kartals, and mrdanga drum. I like gardening, and eating fresh homegrown food. I like warm sunny place by the sea. I like Krishna, and visiting temples in India.
Music, Movies, and Books
I used to have a long list here, and to be honest I have listened to many things and read many books. Now My interest lie in reading the epic Srimad Bhagavatam and listening to Aindra Prabhu.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Before I wrote this :
climbed the alps, jumped of a bridge in ecuador, ran through the african bush chasing giraffes, hitchhiking across east europe in the middle of the night..*insert more impressive statements here*
Now I would say: That I always trusted that there was a higher power looking out for me wherever I went
Teach, Learn, Share
think without limits and there will be no limits.
prove yourself great in the little things and you will need to prove yourself little in the great things.
As i mentioned, I practice Krishna Consciousness so if you want to know anything about Spirituality, meditation, phycology, relationships, etc, we can have a deep discussion.
What I Can Share with Hosts
I can cook wonderful vegan food, I can lead meditation singing, and I can tell stories about travel or the history of saints in India.
Countries I’ve Visited
Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Oman, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Countries I’ve Lived In
Germany, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States