Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living

Vedanta is a complete system of knowledge that improves the entire personality — physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Originating in the Himalayas thousands of years ago, Vedanta presents eternal principles that promote mental health and wellbeing. These principles can be applied in your home, in your office, and in society at large. With Vedanta you achieve the elusive combination of happiness and success.

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Our Inspiration


This video shows a brief history of Swami Parthasarathy’s life and work over 60 years.

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About Us

Vedanta Institute Perth (VIP) is a non-profit organisation, established to create awareness of Vedanta and improve mental health and wellbeing in Perth and around Australia.

Our Teacher in Perth

Meredith Forder is a Vedanta Practitioner and senior student of world-renowned philosopher and author A. Parthasarathy. Meredith has spent over 25 years studying and researching the ancient wisdom of Vedanta and how it benefits modern-day health and happiness. Meredith first came across Vedanta in 1992 when she read a book called the Vedanta Treatise and met the author, A. Parthasarathy, at a retreat in Perth, WA. Six weeks later she was at the Vedanta Academy in India, where she lived and studied for six years. Today Meredith heads the work of Vedanta Institute Perth, a non-profit organisation working to promote mental health and wellbeing in Perth and around Australia.

  • Over 25 years of study and research on Vedanta.

  • Spent 6 years living and studying Vedanta in India.

  • Rises at 4am every day for study and contemplation.

  • Fit and healthy at 57. Follows a Vegan diet with daily yoga and jogging.

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Vedanta Institute Perth is a Non-profit-Organisation that offers many free events and supports to many people. If you would like to contribute to our efforts, please click the ‘Donate’ button below.