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 things, but gaining less fulfilment, 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 (Pictured here with Meredith). 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.