Born in Los Angeles, California, Sāmaṇera Ṭhitasukho grew up for the most part in the state of Nevada. At the age of 19, he became interested in ordaining as a Buddhist monk but was still unsure. At the age of 22, he moved to the town of Ukiah to be closer to Abhayagiri and began making weekend visits to the monastery. After some going back and forth about what he wanted to do with his life, he decided that he at least wanted to commit for one year as an anagārika. And now he’s here.
Sāmaṇera Ṭhitasukho took anagārika precepts on May 7th, 2016 and went forth as a sāmaṇera on May 6th, 2017.