Venerable Kusalarnanda was born on February 1952, and he became a novice monk at the age of 12 and a fully ordained as monk in 1972. He had studied at the Masoeyin Kyaung Taik in Mandalay, where he received religious degrees of primary, middle and higher education, including Dhammacariya examination.
He was a spiritual meditation master of the Myo Ma Mahasi meditation center in Mudun in 1981, and in 2003, he has also been a spiritual advisor at the Mahasi Meditation center, headquarter in Yangon. Since he has been taking as a patron of the London Vihara 2005, makes the Buddhist missionary works in the United Kingdom.
He is currently a vice president of the International Burmese Monks Organization (IBMO), which was formed in October 27, 2007, after Burma’s military brutally crackdown on peaceful protests led by the monks and nuns who were asking for fundamental human rights, such as right to life and freedom of faith.
The profound spiritual revolution of monks touched him deeply and inspired to continue his compassionate commitment to alleviate the suffering of people in Burma.