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Jaron Montemayor

"Walking The Path"

Saint Joseph, MO, USA
male, age 41
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, Spanish, German
Joined Jul 22, 2005

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Groups African Wildlife Foundation, Amnesty International, Amnesty International...Redux, Free Burma!, Homeless Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Human Rights First, Human Rights Network, Mother Jones, NPR - National Public Radio, The Buddhist Path, Union of Concerned Scientists, Writers, Poets, and Thinkers Circle
Hometown Saint Joseph, MO 
Birthday April 10, 1977  
Languages English, Spanish, German  
About Me A father, a practicing Buddhist, a news junkie, a computer junkie, a liberal, an avid reader, independent thinker
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Tibetan Buddhism  
Eating Habits Trying to be healthy...failing miserably, Lots of tea, Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me With Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" as my inspiration, I once drove from San Francisco to New York, largely because I saw a Jack Keroauc postcard in Big Sur that reminded me of a buddy of mine in Manhattan that I hadn't seen for awhile. I thought about just sending it to him, but figured it would be a lot more fun (and would make for one hell of a story) if I just drove across America to give it to him.
My Philosophy Whether you be a Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Jew, or whatever, such is secondary to the fact that we are all human beings who naturally want happiness and do not want suffering. As the Dalai Lama says, "There are many different philosophies, but what is of basic importance is compassion, love for others, concern for others' suffering, and reduction of selfishness." I believe that religious tolerance is critical for peace on this planet.
What Gives Me Hope The Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Destroy all nuclear weapons and ban space-based weaponry.
What/who changed my life and why Book: Kindness, Clarity, and Insight - Dalai Lama
What Bugs Me bullying, pretense, ignorance, hate, injustice, China's occupation of Tibet, arrogance, cruelty, intolerance, hypocrisy, abusive people  
Passions music, love, making a difference, spirituality, peace, Energy Healing And Love, my friends, Raising My Children, reading  
Inspirations Barack Obama, Dharma, Buddha, Dalai Lama, life itself, peace, my sons, my family, music  
What Scares Me Religious Extremism, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Violent people, my son being hurt, Losing the ones I love, ignorance  
Role Models Teachers, grandparents, my family, Martin Luther King Jr., Albert Einstein, John Lennon, Buddha, My Mother, My Grandfather, Noam Chomsky, J.D. Salinger, John F. Kennedy, Dalai Lama, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Rimbaud, Jim Morrison, Franz Kafka, Marlon Brando, James Dean, S  
Quotation "Our life is shaped by our mind; We become what we think." - Buddha
Interests Buddhism, Psychology, Computers, Art/Design, Movies, History, Travel/Adventure, Spirituality/Philosophy, Space Exploration, Philosophy, Multimedia, Music, Internet  
Books Politics, Poetry, Philosophy, Buddhism, Dalai Lama  
Music Alternative (e.g., Radiohead, Sigur Ros, White Stripes, Dandy Warhols, Nine Inch Nails), Jazz (e.g., Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon), Classic Rock (e.g., The Doors, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Led Zepplin), Blues (e.g., Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters)  
Movies Reservoir Dogs, Dr. Strangelove, A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, Naked, Pi, Memento, Buffalo '66, Man Bites Dog, The Big Lebowski, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  
TV Shows South Park, The Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, CNN Headline News  
Favorite Foods mexican, italian, chinese, japanese  
Favorite Places New Orleans - LA, Las Cruces - NM, Mazatlan - Mexico, Puerto Penasco - Mexico, Las Vegas - NV, Chicago - IL, Big Sur - CA  
Can't Live Without Iced Tea, Cigarettes (unfortunately), Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, My Sons, peace, friends, family, Computers, Books, Music, Cinema, Coffee  
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    for adding me to your network (again)
    I hope you're enjoying 2009 so far...
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