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Japhy Dhungana

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  • 120 Positive References2 Neutral
  • Fluent in English, Nepali, Spanish; learning Creole, Hindi, Quechua, Tagalog, Tibetan Standard, Tibetan, Central
  • 30, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • Adventurer, Anthropologist, Agent of...
  • Anthropology, B.A (that is, Bachelor...
  • From Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


To be the Change I wish to see in the world!


I am a boundless space. The world is a clay pot. This is the truth. There is nothing to accept, Nothing to reject, Nothing to dissolve.


It is time now to forge a manifesto for living, to travel for the sake of travel, and to learn experientially from the world what it has to teach.

To make new friends and to strengthen old relationships. To sleep more on this earthen bed. To live and care for our planet in a sustainable way. To take a risk, push a little, follow our dreams, and make ourselves available for this beautiful world and its amazing habitants to surprise us and fill us with an insatiable sense of curiosity. To face the world head-on, and encounter it the way it is, not the way we imagine it....

and to be transformed.


To be the change I wish to see in the world.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing


A beloved couchsurfer scribbled a note on a paper, slipping it on my desk as she left... it eloquently captures my (our?) philosophy on CS:

-- the guest house

this being human is a guest house every morning a new arrival.

a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor.

welcome and entertain them all! even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

- Rumi

Thanks to Katherine for the beautiful poetry. : ]


My formal CS´ing history:


1. Greg. Calgary, CANADA 2. James Oliver. Seattle, USA 3. Christopher Birkigt. Marburg, GERMANY 4. Hella von Dallwitz. Berlin, GERMANY 5. Laura Hase. Berlin, GERMANY 6. Jaz Lin. Glendora, California, USA 7. Emma Ertel. Brisbane, AUSTRALIA 8. Ellen-Marie Winther. Oslo, NORWAY 9. Katherine Williams. Austin, TX, USA 10. Elisabeth Berger. Los Angeles, California, USA 11. Greg Poulton. Lewiston, California, USA 12. Sara Engstrand. Copenhagen, DENMARK 13. Denise Ellensohn. Dornbirn, AUSTRIA 14. Axel Miguez. Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA 15. Pete and Erica Staehl. Baltimore, Maryland, USA 16. Adelaide Nalley. Everywhere, USA 17. Julian Beldotti. Fort Collins, CO, USA 18. Tommasina Dandelion. Fort Collins, CO, USA 19. Travis Campbell. Fort Collins, CO, USA 20. Yael and Ella. Jerusalem, ISRAEL 21. Stacey Young. Los Angeles, CA, USA 22. You ???

Surfed around the world:

1. Cora Heeg. Bishop, California, USA 2. Stephany Howard. San Francisco, California, USA 3. Lexa Grayner. Berkeley, California, USA 4. Nico Linesch. San Francisco, California, USA 5. David Roman. Tijuana, MEXICO 6. Rob Cochran. La Mision, MEXICO 6. Bianca-Cinelli Ràbago. Ensenada, MEXICO 8. Arody Garcia. Mazatlan, MEXICO 9. Marlene Bolaños. Sayulita, MEXICO 10. Kirsten and Andy. Puerto Vallarta, MEXICO 11. Daniela Voigt. Cholula, MEXICO 12. Emily James. Cholula, MEXICO 12. Surya Lecona Moctezuma. Distrito Federal, MEXICO 13. Rodrigo Lecona. Distrito Federal, MEXICO 14. Irving Niño. Tuxtla Gutierrez, MEXICO 15. Joe Gouldby. San Josè, COSTA RICA 16. Rachel Loughery. San Josè, COSTA RICA 17. Dennis Ross. San Josè, COSTA RICA 18. Jessica Olson. Monteverde, COSTA RICA 19. Roman Sainz. Panama City, PANAMA 20. Luis Betancourt. Bogotà, COLOMBIA 21. Igel & Paola. San Agustin, COLOMBIA 22. Emma Franco. Popayán, COLOMBIA 23. Nick Rattray. Cuenca, ECUADOR 24. Beto Correa Rabanal. Cajamarca, PERÚ 25. Miguel Torres. Huancayo, PERÚ 26. Ariel Conitzer. La Paz, BOLIVIA 27. Carina Palma. Mendoza, ARGENTINA 28. Seth and Kirsten Gates. Santiago, CHILE 29. Arline Salinas. Vina del Mar, CHILE 30. Tamara Gutierrez. Temuco, CHILE 31. Analia and Valentina Ghirlanda. El Calafate, ARGENTINA 32. Veronica Scotti. Ushuaia, ARGENTINA 33. Linchen Otts. Rio Gallegos, ARGENTINA 34. Melisa Soles. Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA 35. Brian Schroer. San Francisco, California, USA 36. Sam Greenspan. Washington, DC, USA 37. Katie and Brett Friedman. Boulder, CO USA 38. ???


ADVENTURING, alpine rock climbing, mountaineering, biking, the desert, LOVE, activism, social change, community building, feminism, SUSTAINABILITY, rational thought, science, skepticism, anthropology, philosophy, art history, literature provocateur, POETRY, D&D, mythology, spirituality, taoism, MUSIC, moontribe, ART, psychedelia

Music, Movies & Books

MOVIES: Diaros de Motocicleta, Y Tu Mama Tambien, An Inconvenient Truth, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Almost Famous, To Be or Not To Be, Amelie, Instinct, Mary Poppins, Life is Beautiful, O Brother Where Art Thou, LOTR, A Beautiful Mind, Good Will Hunting, Touching the Void

MUSIC: manu chao, dave brubeck, john coltrane, thelonius monk, the mars volta, rage against the machine, tom waits, radiohead, pink floyd, sigur ros, steely dan, iron and wine, jeff buckley, simon and garfunkle, nick drake, yes, hope sandoval, iron maiden, bjork, grateful dead, thievery corporation, shpongle, tool, led zeppelin, infected mushroom, orb

BOOKS: fiction: Ishmael, The Story of B, Beyond Civilization, Providence, Desert Solitaire, On the Road, Dharma Bums, Atlas Shrugged, Anthem, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Return of the Native, The Odyssey, LOTR, The Silmarillion, Finnegan's Wake, Ulysses, Ender's Game, The Hot Zone, Contact; non-fiction: The Third Chimpanzee, Guns Germs and Steel, Why Sex Is Fun, Dragons of Eden, The Demon Haunted World, Billions and Billions, I Have Landed, New World New Mind, Why People Believe Weird Things, How We Believe, Fast Food Nation, Science Magic and Religion; entheogenic:True Hallucinations, The Archaic Revival, Food of the Gods, PiHKAL, TiHKAL, Pharmakopoeia, Pharmacontheon, Wizard of the Upper Amazon - basically everything by Mckenna, Leary, Shulgin, Ott, Stamets, Doors of Perception, Island, Point Counterpoint, After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, Brave New World/Revisited - anything by Huxley!!!; poets: Donne, Wordsworth, Blake, Yeats, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Guest, Frost, Hardy, Dickinson, EA Robinson, Pound, Burroughs, Ginsberg, Bukowski, and Dhungana...; -); philosophy: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, The Republic, Symposium, Meditations, Tao Te Ching, blah blah blah blah. talk to me if you really want to find out.

Teach, Learn, Share

Professor Dhungana's class would be titled:

"How to Change the World"

We would eat, drink, be merry, build community, and forge a revolution worthwhile for history books around the world to recount.

Countries I've Visited

Argentina, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Thailand

Countries I've Lived In

Argentina, Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Nepal, United States

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