Appamado Bhikkhu was born in Portugal in 1976. He studied Marine Biology and Environmental Engineering at the University of Faro, where his research and spiritual approach to life took an increasingly prominent role, leading him to be interested in meditation and spiritual practices, both eastern and western.
Through his research, he became aware of the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England and decided to visit it. He was part of the support team for the 2005 Winter Retreat, after which he returned to Portugal for five months to organize his life in order to return to the monastery. In December 2005 he is ordained as Anagarika, and later on has the subsequent ordinations as Samanera and Bhikkhu, having Luang Por Sumedho as his preceptor.
Since 2012 he resides in Portugal, at Sumedharama Buddhist Monastery.