Topic: Meditation for collective wellbeing and cultural change in schools, workplaces and communities.
The Meditation Association of Australia invites meditation teachers, meditation teacher training students and health and wellbeing professionals to attend the second Melbourne Meditation Pod meeting.
The Pod events aim to create a welcoming environment for teachers to meditate together, debrief about their teaching experiences, promote understanding across various different forms of meditation, provide opportunities for linkages and knowledge sharing and most importantly to celebrate the joy of working in this unique industry.
The event will be hosted by experienced meditation teachers and MA members Matthew Young (Melbourne Meditation Centre) and David Packman (The Fifth Direction). Our guest speakers represent a spectrum of successful yet contrasting meditation-based organisations: Murray Paterson (Potential Project) Michael Inglis (The Mind Room) and Janet Etty-Leal (Meditation Capsules).
The dialogue will consider how meditation and mindfulness, when introduced at an organisational level, can positively impact community development and cultural values. Beyond the use of meditation for individual personal development and/or recovery, how can meditation teachers approach and develop programs to enhance collective wellbeing? How can we assist schools, workplaces and communities to recognise that the health of every individual is inextricably related to the health of the whole society? How can we help others to see the collective value of simply slowing down?
With a collaborative approach, borne out of the valuing of each other’s unique perspectives, the Pod meeting will explore important issues raised by these questions.
MA Continuing Professional Development: 2 points
Annual General Meeting and Celebration Dinner
This Pod event follows the Annual General Meeting (Prana House, 4.30 - 5.30pm) and Celebration Dinner (Masala Craft, 851 High St, Thornbury, 5.30 - 7pm)
The dinner consists of a three course vegetarian banquet and lassi at a cost of $30 (plus booking fee).
Registration is essential as places are limited.
For further details and to register for the dinner please click here.
This Pod meeting is a free event for Meditation Australia members. A limited number of spaces are available to non-members learning to teach meditation or offering meditation as part of a professional health and wellbeing practice.
Click here to learn more about becoming a member with Meditation Australia.