Daniel Nyssen was born and raised in Mexico City. At the age of 20 he took his first meditation course where 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 for a year and he became more interested in Buddhism. Once back in Mexico he frequently visited Dhamma Vihara, a Theravada Buddhist Monastery in the state of Veracruz. There he heard about the Thai Forest Tradition for the first time and became so inspired that he contacted Tisarana. The COVID pandemic delayed his first visit but, when the conditions allowed in December 2021, he came to stay and shortly after took Anagarika precepts in January 2022.