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dorisbunch

About me

Not too at home in Germany as I'm uncomfortable with many aspects of the culture - it's simply a bit cold at times ;-( As an unconventional/outgoing and communicative person, I feel like a smoldering volcano here, trying to keep it all in. Spent years living in Brazil and India, working as an English teacher and scribbling my never-ending blog of life.
Buddhist practitioner, but a bit of a misfit there too. No fixed traditions, no dogma.
But I do prefer wholesome environments, kind and generous people. love Music and dancing but I won't bother you with my Bollywood Music tapes as I use earphones - people tend to find it a bit squeaky. No need to make anyone suffer ;-)

From a favorite poet:

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 are 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 whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

-- Jelaluddin Rumi,
translation by Coleman BarksI

Spoken languages

  • English Mother Tongue
  • German Mother Tongue
  • Spanish Mother Tongue
  • Italian Expert
  • Portuguese Expert
  • French Fluent
  • Hindi Intermediate

My interests

Hobbies:

Dance (Bollywood, Samba, totally wild Freestyle ;-), travel, writing, reading, get glued to my Smartphone (arrghh), next Project learning the Hula hoop, yoga, Meditation, Buddhism, playing frisbee, speaking in tongues
;-)

Books:

Matthew Sharpe,Dave Eggers, Rumi, Augusten Burroughs, Lorrie Moore, to be updated because I can never think of anybody and forget author's names :-(

Music:

Bollywood, Música Popular Brasileira.

Films:

Alice in den Städten (Wim Wenders) my own short about Dogs in India who get bitten by humans ;-) Tuning Fork Films Kaalu (YouTube)

Organisations I belong to:

Hm I'm not much of a joiner...am still on CS if that counts but it's become colder and much more mainstream, so I'm glad to have discovered Bewelcome! Otherwise I attend regular meditation classes that have an undogmatic, investigative bent, with focus on mindfulness and loving kindness.

Travel experiences

Past trips:

India & Brazil - second homes and heart places i truly love. Lived in Lisbon, Portugal, for a time too. Italy is an old love, but very Berlusconi-ish nowadays - peccato!

Planned trips:

uh....India? For a Change..? ;-)

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Berlin Accomodation

Hi dear friends from BW, looking for beautiful and affordable flatshare or small flat for the summer in Berlin. Cheers to all, Doris

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