Ajahn Nyanadhammo was born in Adelaide in 1955. He became inspired by the Buddha's teachings while he was a biology student. In 1978, he traveled to Thailand for ordination from Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara. He received full ordination with Ajahn Chah and then spent many years in the jungle practicing meditation and learning Dhamma from great teachers living in secluded monasteries.
From 1994 to 2002, he stayed at Bodhinyana Monastery as deputy to Ajahn Brahm. Since 2002, he has been the Abbot of Wat Pa Nanachat and has since established another monastery two hour drive from Bangkok: Wat Ratanawon (Forest Jewel).