An ‘accidental’ meditator
I came to meditation about 20 years ago, more or less by accident. I’d been asked to accompany a friend to a full-day learn-to-meditate course. I had no interest in meditation — and perhaps a little skepticism about it — but agreed to go along to offer my support.
It’s fair to say, it was a life-changing decision. During the course, I struggled with a powerful emotion. With nowhere to go, I just had to sit with it. In the end, I felt a huge weight had been lifted. It was enough to motivate me to start a daily meditation practice.
Meditation teacher training
Fast-forward 17 years and I completed a meditation teacher training course at the Yarra Valley Living Centre (part of the Gawler Cancer Foundation).
Registration with Meditation Australia
I’m now registered as a meditation teacher with Meditation Association Australia. Formed just over 10 years ago, the association is Australia’s peak body for meditation and meditation teaching. It promotes meditation as an integral part of life.