Bhikkhu Mettānanda is an Italian monk, ordained as a Buddhist Theravāda monk in 2011 in Myanmar under Chanmyay Sayadaw by Sayadaw U Indaka (Chanmyay Myaing Sayadaw). He began practising Vipassana intensively in 2009 at Panditarama Lumbini. His main meditation teachers are: Sayadaw U Vivekananda (Panditarama, Lumbini), Sayadaw U Indaka (Chanmyay Myaing, Yangon) and Bhante Pemasiri (Kanduboda, Sri Lanka). From 2016 to 2019 he helped Sayadaw U Rajinda (SMC Singapore) by teaching in the youth cultural program, samanera program and youth meditation retreats. In 2018 he started conducting vipassana meditation retreats at Santisukharama Meditation Center in Kota Tinggi, Malaysia. He is co-author of a book published in Italy on the life and teachings of the Venerable U Lokanātha the first Italian Buddhist Monk.