About Sri Avinash2018-09-16T23:56:47+00:00

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About Sri Avinash Do

Sri Avinash is a non-sectarian spiritual Master, healer and author. Regarded by many as a Bodhisattva, he is a Buddha of Compassion who chooses to return to the world again and again until all living beings are free from suffering. He is a beautiful role model of peace, love and service to humanity.

Sri Avinash’s Mission is to help people all over the world achieve true inner peace—the peace that is lasting, the peace that is uplifting, the peace that you take with you everywhere you go. With a heart of compassion, he travels to various cities sharing his teachings and giving personal darshan blessings—transmitting divine love and spiritual strength to help remove people’s suffering and awaken love in their lives. The motto that drives Sri Avinash’s Mission is ‘Live to Love, Love to Serve’.

About Sri Avinash Do

Sri Avinash is a non-sectarian spiritual Master, healer and author. Regarded by many as a Bodhisattva, he is a Buddha of Compassion who chooses to return to the world again and again until all living beings are free from suffering. He is a beautiful role model of peace, love and service to humanity.

Sri Avinash’s Mission is to help people all over the world achieve true inner peace—the peace that is lasting, the peace that is uplifting, the peace that you take with you everywhere you go. With a heart of compassion, he travels to various cities sharing his teachings and giving personal darshan blessings—transmitting divine love and spiritual strength to help remove people’s suffering and awaken love in their lives. The motto that drives Sri Avinash’s Mission is ‘Live to Love, Love to Serve’.

From Birth

Sri Avinash was born in 1973, into a fisherman family in Nha Trang, Vietnam. His birth name is Thanh Ha Do, and in Vietnamese ‘Thanh Ha’ means ‘pure river’. He is the third youngest of nine children, with six sisters and two brothers.  

When Sri Avinash was a child, his father would spend most of his time fishing at sea, only returning home for one week each month to sell his fish to support the large family. In order to supplement the family income during low fishing seasons, his mother travelled long distances to buy goods in large cities to trade in smaller towns.

When he was three years old, his mother passed away in a tragic car accident while travelling between cities for work. This caused a major emotional and financial shock for the whole family. Sri Avinash’s father had to work extra hard to make ends meet and the older siblings began taking care of the younger siblings.

ThuyenThung fishing boat Nha Trang Vietnam

“Thung”, the round boat like the one that Sri Avinash’s father used to get from the mainland to his fishing boat.

From Birth

Sri Avinash was born in 1973, into a fisherman family in Nha Trang, Vietnam. His birth name is Thanh Ha Do, and in Vietnamese ‘Thanh Ha’ means ‘pure river’. He is the third youngest of nine children, with six sisters and two brothers.  

When Sri Avinash was a child, his father would spend most of his time fishing at sea, only returning home for one week each month to sell his fish to support the large family. In order to supplement the family income during low fishing seasons, his mother travelled long distances to buy goods in large cities to trade in smaller towns.

When he was three years old, his mother passed away in a tragic car accident while travelling between cities for work. This caused a major emotional and financial shock for the whole family. Sri Avinash’s father had to work extra hard to make ends meet and the older siblings began taking care of the younger siblings.

ThuyenThung fishing boat Nha Trang Vietnam

“Thung”, the round boat like the one that Sri Avinash’s father used to get from the mainland to his fishing boat.

About Sri Avinash Do - The backwaters that Sri Avinash used to swim in, in Tha Nrang Vietnam

The backwaters that Sri Avinash used to swim across.

Early Childhood

When Sri Avinash was old enough to attend school, his sisters would walk him there. He did not enjoy school and often looked out of the window longing to be outside and to swim across the backwaters. On most mornings, Sri Avinash would wait behind the school gate watching his sister disappear out of sight, and then he’d excitedly go down to the backwaters to swim all day. He would dry his hair in the sun just before coming home, so that his sisters couldn’t see he’d skipped school.

Sri Avinash would often get in trouble, when his sisters would check by smelling his hair and ask him, “Did you swim in the backwater today?” But it did not stop him from skipping school and returning to the backwaters to swim again and again, because he had such a love and connection with nature. As early as the age of three he would swim across the backwaters almost every day. Sri Avinash shares that,  “I definitely enjoyed the swimming, but it was more the love of freedom that deep down I was after, and swimming in the backwaters fulfilled that hunger for freedom in me.”

Early Childhood

When Sri Avinash was old enough to attend school, his sisters would walk him there. He did not enjoy school and often looked out of the window longing to be outside and to swim across the backwaters. On most mornings, Sri Avinash would wait behind the school gate watching his sister disappear out of sight, and then he’d excitedly go down to the backwaters to swim all day. He would dry his hair in the sun just before coming home, so that his sisters couldn’t see he’d skipped school.

Sri Avinash would often get in trouble, when his sisters would check by smelling his hair and ask him, “Did you swim in the backwater today?” But it did not stop him from skipping school and returning to the backwaters to swim again and again, because he had such a love and connection with nature. As early as the age of three he would swim across the backwaters almost every day. Sri Avinash shares that,  “I definitely enjoyed the swimming, but it was more the love of freedom that deep down I was after, and swimming in the backwaters fulfilled that hunger for freedom in me.”

About Sri Avinash Do - The backwaters that Sri Avinash used to swim in, in Tha Nrang Vietnam

The backwaters that Sri Avinash used to swim across.

Escape From Vietnam

At the age of eight his family was separated when his father planned an escape from the Vietnamese communist regime. His father took him and his older brother on the first trip, with the intention to return for a second trip with his remaining children.

They escaped by boat in the hope of migrating to a safer and more prosperous country. Landing in Malaysia five days later, they were taken to a refugee camp. Then on 21 January 1983, after one year on the refugee camp, Sri Avinash arrived in Australia with his father and brother, after being granted permanent residency.

About Sri Avinash Do - A boat like the one that Sri Avinash and his family escaped on. An estimated two million refugees sucessfully escaped Communist Vietnam, with an further estimated one million people that did not survive the journey. They were a generation of displaced Vietnamese people called

A boat like the one that Sri Avinash and his family escaped on. An estimated two million refugees successfully escaped Communist Vietnam, with a further estimated one million people that did not survive the journey. They were a generation of displaced Vietnamese people called “the boat people”.

Escape From Vietnam

At the age of eight his family was separated when his father planned an escape from the Vietnamese communist regime. His father took him and his older brother on the first trip, with the intention to return for a second trip with his remaining children.

They escaped by boat in the hope of migrating to a safer and more prosperous country. Landing in Malaysia five days later, they were taken to a refugee camp. Then on 21 January 1983, after one year on the refugee camp, Sri Avinash arrived in Australia with his father and brother, after being granted permanent residency.

About Sri Avinash Do - A boat like the one that Sri Avinash and his family escaped on. An estimated two million refugees sucessfully escaped Communist Vietnam, with an further estimated one million people that did not survive the journey. They were a generation of displaced Vietnamese people called

A boat like the one that Sri Avinash and his family escaped on. An estimated two million refugees successfully escaped Communist Vietnam, with a further estimated one million people that did not survive the journey. They were a generation of displaced Vietnamese people called “the boat people”.

About Sri Avinash Do - The long jetty and entrance to Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, the Vietnamese refugee camp where Sri Avinash stayed. The photo shows the weekly food ration being distributed.

The long jetty and entrance to Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, the Vietnamese refugee camp where Sri Avinash stayed. The photo shows the weekly food ration being distributed.

About Sri Avinash Do - The visa photo for entry to Australia of nine year old Sri Avinash and his older brother, Anh Van Do.

The visa photo for entry to Australia of nine year old Sri Avinash (right) and his older brother, Anh Van Do (left).

About Sri Avinash Do - The long jetty and entrance to Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, the Vietnamese refugee camp where Sri Avinash stayed. The photo shows the weekly food ration being distributed.

The long jetty and entrance to Pulau Bidong, Malaysia, the Vietnamese refugee camp where Sri Avinash stayed. The photo shows the weekly food ration being distributed.

About Sri Avinash Do - The visa photo for entry to Australia of nine year old Sri Avinash and his older brother, Anh Van Do.

The visa photo for entry to Australia of nine year old Sri Avinash (right) and his older brother, Anh Van Do (left).