Tan Ajahn Cattamalo is the abbot of Muttodaya Forest Monastery, Germany. Born in Germany, he was ordained in 1988 in Wat Nong Pa Pong ( the tradition of Venerable Ajahn Chah) Ubon Rachathani, N.E. Thailand. He spent 7 years in various monasteries throughout Thailand practising and studying with different meditation teachers of the forest tradition. Thereafter, he spent 13 years at Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth, Australia, during the last 5 years of which he was the deputy abbot assisting Ajahn Brahmavamso. Tan Ajahn Cattamalo left Bodhinyana Monastery in 2008 for Germany to assist in the setting up of Muttodaya Forest Monastery.