Padīpo (Daniel Nyssen) was born and raised in Mexico City. At the age of 20 he took his first meditation course and became very interested in the practice. After finishing his studies, and working in the family´s environmental consulting business for a few years, he travelled to India, Nepal and Sri Lanka to deepen in the Vipassana Goenka Tradition for one year. Once back in Mexico he frequently visited Dhamma Vihara, a Theravada Buddhist Monastery in the state of Veracruz. In December 2021, he came to stay and shortly after took Anagarika precepts in January 2022. On June 2023, he ordained as a Samanera (novice).