Ajahn Dhammasiha was born in West Germany on Dec 5, 1966. After finishing High School and serving as a conscript in the German armed forces, he studied business administration in West Berlin from 1987 to 1993.
During field research in India in 1994 for a PhD on "Indian Corporate Culture", he read the Dhammapada which hit him as a true revelation. He travelled to Sarnath & Bodh Gaya and finally succeeded in dropping worldly concerns to devote his life to Dhamma.
He ordained in Sri Lanka in 1995 with Most Ven Pandita K Sri Jinavarisa.For 3 years he trained at Nissarana Vana, Meetisigala, a forest monastery dedicated to solitary practice of meditation and meticulous observance of the Theravada Vinaya.
Inspired by transcripts of AjahnBrahm's dhamma talks, he came to Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth in 1998 and trained there with Ajahn Brahm as his acariya for the next 7 years.