Tan Gambhīro grew up in Maryland. He became interested in Buddhism at the age of 18. After listening to Dhamma talks and reading a few books, he decided to pursue ordination in the Thai Forest Tradition at age 20. He visited Abhayagiri for the first time in June, 2012, went forth as an Anagārika on July 30, 2013, and took Sāmaṇera ordination on July 11, 2014. He took the full Bhikkhu precepts on June 9, 2015.
As of May 2018, Tan Gambhīro is taying in Thailand.