Ven. Nisabho was born in San Francisco, California and raised in Spokane, Washington by two caring, meditation-minded parents. Adopting their interest at fifteen, he began to sit regularly, attending retreats and growing steadily more confident in the Buddha’s path. After finishing university in 2012, his love of Ajahn Chah’s teachings and Theravada Buddhism’s clarity drew him to the forests of Thailand, where he took ordination as a Buddhist monk in 2013. He’s spent the years since training at monasteries in Thailand, the US, and Australia under the guidance of the most senior teachers of the Ajahn Chah tradition, including Ajahn Pasanno, Ajahn Anan, and Ajahn Jayasaro.
He currently resides in Seattle, WA, as part of the Clear Mountain Monastery Project.
By the time of his passing in 2020, Ven. Ñāṇadīpa was widely known for having spent over forty years wandering Sri Lanka. The second installment of his teachings provides insight into the higher levels of meditation and represents one of his final gifts.
By the time of his passing in 2020, Ven. Ñāṇadīpa was widely known for having spent over forty years wandering Sri Lanka. These teachings, on everything from dealing with elephants to interpreting the Buddhist scriptures, represent one of his final gifts.