Ajahn Brahmali was born in Norway in 1964. He first became interested in Buddhism and meditation in his early 20s, whilst on a visit to Japan. He took full ordination in 1996, at the Bodhinyana Monastery with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor. Ajahn Brahmali is renowned for his excellent knowledge of the Pali language and his enthusiasm for teaching the suttas. He has also published numerous essays on important points of Dhamma, including the legitimacy of bhikkhuni ordination, of which he is a supporter.