Meredith Forder

Meredith is a philosopher, writer and mental health practitioner, who has spent over 25 years studying and researching the ancient wisdom of Vedanta and how it benefits modern-day health and happiness.

About Meredith

Born in Sydney, Meredith grew up with a penchant for art and design. At 18 she pursued a young girl’s dream and became a successful fashion designer, winning several prestigious awards. However, it wasn’t long before she realised the hollowness of her pursuit. Disillusioned at 24 by life’s paradox of having more, but gaining less, she discarded the dresses and embarked on a mission to design her own life.

After attending countless courses and reading reams of literature, Meredith found what she was looking for on the other side of the country, in Perth. There she attended a Vedanta retreat, read a life-changing book and met the author, a wise and witty Indian Swami A. Parthasarathy. They say that when the student is ready the teacher appears. Six weeks later Meredith was in India, studying Vedanta at the Vedanta Academy. She lived and studied there for six years.

Today Meredith heads the work of Vedanta Institute Perth, a non-profit organisation, teaching ancient Indian philosophy to our modern Western society — helping to bring a balance between outer success and inner peace of mind.

  • 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.


Meredith shares a technique of how to gain success and happiness by changing your attitude.


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This workshop has been thought provoking and enlightening. Thank you Meredith for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us. It was greatly appreciated by all.

Vincent Lim, Director, VTS Lawyers

Meredith is very knowledgeable, genuine and warm in nature. She presented her material in a logical and understandable way. I’d highly recommend her workshops.

Peter Faludi, Peter Faludi Consulting

This was a great experience. I enjoyed it very much. It was very logical and easy to understand. Self-management is all about mind control.

Paul Chea, Director, Forcast Clothing