Visu Teoh is Malaysian Chinese born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1953. He has been practising meditation since 1982 and was a Buddhist monk for 17 years till he resumed the lay life in 2003. He is married to Barbara, a German national, and together they travel to lead retreats in various countries.
Visu was a journalist for 12 years before he became a monk under the tutelage of Sayadaw U Pandita of Myanmar in 1987. He spent three years training under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita at the Mahasi Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar and nine months at Wat Tamaoh Monastery in Lampang, Thailand under Sayadaw U Dhammananda before returning to Malaysia in 1991 where he continued his meditation practice and the study of the Buddha's teachings. Visu has also learnt from various other teachers including Sayadaw U Lakkhana, Sayadaw U Jatila, Ven Sujiva of Malaysia, Sayadaw U Thondara (deceased), Sayadaw U Wayarmeinda (deceased) and Sayadaw U Pannathami.
Visu has led retreats in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Italy, Holland, and the Czech Republic. He is the author of several books including 'Curbing Anger, Spreading Love', 'Loving and Dying', 'Hello with love and other meditations' and 'Metta - the practice of lovingkindness for a happier life.'