Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthera
Venerable Dhammavuddho Mahāthera is a Malaysian of Chinese descent. He graduated from the University Malaya in 1971, and worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Public Works Department for 12 years.
In 1983, he ordained as a monk in the Mahayana tradition. Three years later, he was re-ordained in the Theravada tradition in Thailand. Thereafter, he spent about 10 years living the solitary lifestyle in quiet places.
He has written numerous booklets on Buddhism, e.g. Return to the Original Buddha’s Teachings, Message of the Buddha, Buddhist Monk’s Precepts, Liberation: Relevance of Sutta-Vinaya, Only We Can Help Ourselves, etc. His works can be seen on
In 1998, he established Vihara Buddha Gotama near Temoh, in Perak.
In 2012, he consented to be on the Monastic Advisory Panel of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).