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Meditation Australia Strategic Plan 2017 -18

Earlier this year the board of the Meditation Association of Australia (MA) met to formulate a Strategic Plan, aiming to guide the Association in its vision, objectives and activities over the next two years. To give strength to process, a list of values was added to the organisation’s guiding principles. Representing the quality of process [...]

February 25th, 2017|
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Writing a business plan for meditation teachers

So, you’ve completed your meditation teacher training and you are ready to start a business as a meditation teacher.  No matter what type of business a person chooses to commence, writing a business plan is absolutely essential to the business’s success; that goes for meditation teaching too.  A business plan solidifies an idea and creates [...]

January 4th, 2017|
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Ruth Gawler hands the reins to Paul Bedson

In a moving President's speech given at Meditation Australia's 2016 Annual General Meeting Ruth Gawler resigned from the position of President. In the election that followed the respected author Paul Bedson was nominated and duly elected to replace Ruth as head of this rapidly growing organisation. Presidents Report AGM 2016 This has been a really [...]

November 27th, 2016|
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2016 annual general meeting

You are invited to Meditation Australia's Annual General Meeting Date:    Friday 25th November Time:    5.30pm Venue:  Bishops Parlour, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St. Helier St, Abbotsford As another successful year draws to a close, the annual general meeting (AGM) will present the association's 2015/16 summary report to members. This meeting will include a full rundown on the highlights and achievements of the previous financial year; discuss the structural and [...]

November 7th, 2016|
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Book release: Freedom from stress and anxiety

Australia has an anxiety crisis, according to author David McRae. One in three people suffer serious stress and distress in their lives and one in five experience a mental health condition in any year, according to the Australian Psychological Society. Anxiety is the most common of these conditions. Surveys show the incidence of anxiety has [...]

November 4th, 2016|
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Book release: In stillness conquer fear

by Pauline McKinnon This new, revised edition is published by Garratt Publishing, 2016.    (First published in 1983 by Collins Dove Publishing) Groundbreaking Thirty-something years ago Pauline McKinnon’s groundbreaking book, In Stillness Conquer Fear (1983) pioneered public understanding of anxiety as a social problem. This updated and revised edition sheds new light on the escalating phenomenon [...]

November 4th, 2016|
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Meditation in Australia: Past, Present, Future

A very special evening with A/Prof Craig Hassed, Pauline McKinnon, Ken Mellor, Kay Watts and Janet Etty-Leal Deakin Edge Theatre, Federation Square, Thursday 16 June, 2016 Nearly 250 people attended this special event on a wintery evening in Melbourne.  We're now delighted to present a full record of the event in video and pictures for our members and friends. "Never before has meditation been [...]

July 3rd, 2016|
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Meditation gateway: personalised meditation app

In these modern times, many teachers and students are looking to Apps for both instruction and on-going inspiration and support. However, to create a good App takes a great deal of time and effort and can be very expensive. The Meditation Gateway provides an elegant solution. Developed by one of MAA’s founding members, Ian Gawler, [...]

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Mindfulness Apps: getting started and caring for me

There are two new mindfulness applications on the market for iOS and Android devices. 'Mindfulness Getting Started' and 'Mindfulness Caring for Me' have been developed by member, Frances Kelly. These two apps were officially welcomed by City of Mt Gambier Mayor at the 3 day Limestone Coast STEM program that occurred at the end of [...]

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Free meditation apps

Often times the hardest step in approaching meditation is knowing where to start. Meditation Australia member, Frances Kelly has created two user friendly apps to introduce both children and adults to meditation by means of 5 and 10 minute guided sessions. Available for both Android and iPhone, these apps are an excellent introduction to the practice. “Take [...]

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