Venerable U Maṅgala was born in Malacca in 1968. He was a graduate of the Law Faculty, University of Malaya.
Ven. U Mangala was ordained in 1996 by Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi and began practising Vipassana meditation under Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi’s close supervision and guidance. In 2006, Ven. Pa-Auk Sayadawgyi appointed Ven. U Mangala as the meditation teacher in Pa Auk Forest Monastery in Mawlamyine.
In 2008, with support from the Malaysia Dhamma Society, Venerable started teaching meditation in the newly established Tusita Hermitage (Kuching), Sarawak. Since then, Tusita Saṅgha Council has established Hermitages and Centres in Nepal Himalaya, Taiwan, Malacca, Penang and Taiping. He also established Tusita Dhamma Earth monastery at Semenyih in 2016.
Venerable U Maṅgala is the author of several Chinese Dhamma books, namely “The Price of Nature”, “Maṅgala Sayings” and “Maṅgala Zen”. Venerable is fluent in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka and Malacca Hokkien.