Date: 5 July 2002
Born in Malaysia, Venerable Mahinda, was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition 20 years ago under the tutelage of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nakaya Thera. He undertook Buddhist studies and training Sri Lanka (1977-1982) and practical Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Burma and Thailand.
The Venerable is currently the spiritual director of Aloka Meditation Centre, Peats Ridge, New South Wales, in Australia. He has given lectures and seminars on Buddhism, meditation and its application in daily life at various high schools and universities and many community organisations