VascoPyjama's Photo

Partially Verified

  • Payment verified
  • Phone not verified
  • Government ID not verified
  • Address not verified

Not Accepting Guests

  • Last login 11 months ago

Join Couchsurfing to see VascoPyjama’s full profile. It’s free!


  • 6 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, German
  • 29, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Professional Meditation Teacher
  • High School - didn't finish!
  • From a small town in the Australian outback
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

Made big decisions often, make big mistakes too.

In every case, I've lived a varied life, leapt into every experience and lived without fear.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Met lots of amazing people already.


Simple Awareness
Western films

  • arts
  • writing
  • dining
  • cooking
  • vegetarian
  • vegan
  • fine dining
  • running
  • meditation
  • movies
  • chess
  • music
  • business
  • teaching
  • neuroscience
  • psychology

Music, Movies, and Books

Kurt Vonnegut, Richard Brautigan, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tom Robbins,
Salman Rushdie, Will Self, Herman Hesse, Joseph Heller, John Steinbeck,
George Orwell, Charles Bukowski, Goethe, Knut Hamsun, Franz Kafka,
Haruki Murakami, Nikos Konstanzanakis (never could spell his name), Gregory David Roberts, Douglas Adams, Roald Dahl, Aldous Huxley, Albert Camus,

Reading Ayn Rand now

Henry Ford, Werner Hertzhog, Martin Scorsese, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Wim Wenders, Akira Kurosowa, Abbas Kirostami, Park Chan-Wook, David Lynch, Clint Eastwood, Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Peckinpah, Gus Van Zant, Jim Jarmusch, Steve mcqueen, Charles Bronson, Haruki Murukami, Studio Gibli, Lars Von Trier, Jean-Luc Goddard,

Ductails, The Slits, Julian Lynch, Cluster, Brian Eno, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, The Specials, Ry Cooder, Townes Van Zant, Anthology of American Folk music, Kenny Rodgers, The Fugees, Tribe called quest, Wu-Tang, Dr Dre, Snoop Dog, The Twerps, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Fela Kuti, Ali Meketho, Victor Olayia, The Minutemen, Roland S Howard, Nick Cave,
Birthday Party, Randy Newman, Gary Numan, Human League, D.A.F, CAN, Ali Farka Toure, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers,

Very old music at the moment

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Left behind a small outback town.

Left school at 13

Discovered music & art for myself

Supported a partner on a full-time wage at age 14

Left behind slightly larger outback towns

Became a top cook at a famous fine dining restaurant

Gave up cooking, because it started to make me hate what I loved (cooking)

Discoved drugs

Became a bartender

Managed a 800 capacity bar

Learnt to meditate

Stopped all drugs

Trained to be a meditation teacher

Left the outback completely (Australia)

Trained as a meditation teacher all over the world

3 years later became earliest teacher to be ordained in a 5000 year old meditation practice

Settled in Europe

Started a business teaching meditation

Taught meditation privately to CEO's, artists and refugees

Writing this now


Teach, Learn, Share

I've run a small business and taught meditation full time for 4 Years.

If you didn't know how to meditate, but always wanted to try, I'm the guy for you.

Was a professional, trained, cook for 8 years, with a speciality in Asian food.

I'm vegetarian/vegan

I know about marketing, writing, public speaking, websites, psychology, cooking, organisation, mindfulness and awareness techniques, leadership, a little about neuroscience and Sanskrit.

One of the biggest things I've learnt is that people have to ask to learn. Nobody likes a know it all, mostly people want to be listened to, not lectured to by people eager to prove themselves.

The best exchange is an honest understanding between two people - everything else is a positive addition.

What I Can Share with Hosts

Check out my website

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Denmark, England, Greece, India, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, Germany, Indonesia

Old School Badges

  • Vouches 9a938eb8eddceeeb3ee4276e3d530a48c5fcca7895c8f13b8b23592736f3d037
    1 Vouch

Join Couchsurfing to see VascoPyjama’s full profile. It’s free!

My Groups