Meditation Association of  Australia

The national peak body representing meditation and meditation teachers.

Formed in 2008, MA is a nationally registered not-for-profit association managed by a voluntary Board of meditation teachers and an Executive Officer.

MA promotes meditation as an integral part of life.

Meditation Australia (MA) is not affiliated with any particular meditation philosophy or style. Our members are representative of the vast diversity of approaches to meditation, mindfulness, contemplation and reflective practices.


  • sets peer-reviewed standards
  • maintains a register of qualified meditation teachers, and
  • promotes continuing professional development and ethical conduct.
Non-teachers interested in supporting the Association are welcome to subscribe to our newsletter and/or support us by becoming a Friend of the Association.

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Become a Meditation Teacher

If you enjoy working with others and deeply value the positive impact meditation has made on your own life, then perhaps the next step in deepening your practice is to train as a meditation teacher?


Meditation is an umbrella term for a range of practices designed to cultivate a calm, concentrated and absorbed state of mind.

‘Meditation’ can describe both a practice and a state and derives from the Latin word meditari which means ‘to reflect upon.’

The broad variety of meditation practices derives from their different aims, which can be therapeutic, developmental or spiritual and the different objects on which one can meditate. These include: breath awareness, visualisation (creative imagination and visual objects), mantra (including music and natural sounds), physical sensations and inner feelings, movement (including yoga, tai chi and dance), contemplation (including prayer, affirmation, quiescent introspection and reflection), stillness, mindfulness (sati), insight meditation (vipassana), and choiceless awareness (open monitoring).

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ABC TV’s  Catalyst on meditation

Science journalist, Dr Graham Phillips embarks on an eight week meditation course and undergoes a raft of rigorous brain tests and scans, to find out if the ancient art lives up to the hype. (Broadcast June 7, 2016)

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