The author, Luongta Chanhphy Manivong, a Lao Buddhist monk was born on 21st March 1921. He joined the monastery at the age of 10 as a novice. When attaining his 21st birthday, he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. In his early ages, he preferred to travel all over Laos to practise his Kammathana (insight meditation) and to provide blessing for those seeking his guidance and advice. In Laos, the Official Buddhist Authority gave him the title of Luongta Nam Phra Guru Chanhphy Manivong at the time.

Luongta Chanhphy Manivong came to Australia as a refugee on 21st June 1981. He was granted Australian citizenship a couple of years later. He is now 95 years old. During his life in Australia he has carried out countless charitable works for the Buddhist world in Australia and overseas. He has written a number of Dhamma books (Lao & Thai & Vietnamese & English languages) which have been distributed all over the world as Dhamma Dana (Dhamma Gift) to all Buddhamamaka. Some of his Dhamma books and charitable contributions are presented under this website.