Sayadaw U Vivekananda started training under the Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa in 1988. He is a resident teacher at Panditarama Lumbini International Vipassana Meditation Center in Nepal, where he has taught insight meditation and Brahmavihara meditation since 1998 and internationally since 2000, guiding meditators in English, German, French and Burmese. Dhamma talks given by the Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa at Panditarama Lumbini and at the Forest Refuge were translated by Sayadaw U Vivekananda and have been published as Beautifying the Mind, Inward Path, 2007, and The State of Mind Called Beautiful, Wisdom Publications, 2006. Sayadaw U Vivekananda has written several articles about Buddhism and the environment.