Bhante Mahinda is the founder and spiritual Director of Aloka Foundation. Bhante Mahinda was ordained in 1976 under the tutelage of the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera. He has travelled to more than 30 countries to spread the peace message of the Buddha.
Since 1976, Bhane Mahinda has been conducting the annual Novitiate Programme at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur every year for 32 years. From 2007, he conducted Novitiate Programmes in the Buddha's holy sites - Lumbini(2007), Bodhgaya(2008), Sarnath(2009), and Kushinara-Sravasti-Lumbini(2010).