Meredith Forder

Meredith Forder is the founding director of the Vedanta Institute Perth. Meredith is a philosopher and teacher who offers the essence of Eastern philosophy to our Western society, bringing a balance between outer success and inner peace of mind.

Through her teachings Meredith presents insights about our modern-day epidemics—stress, anxiety, addictions and depression—and offers a refreshing way to overcome them.

Meredith has spent many years living in India, learning from world-renowned spiritual master Swami Parthasarathy, author of the best-selling Vedanta Treatise and founder of the Vedanta Academy.

Meredith has written numerous articles that have been featured in various Magazines. She has presented to many organisations including the UWA Business School, Rotary and WA Club. Meredith is a regular course presenter at the Integral Leadership Institute in Western Australia.


  • Meredith’s talk clearly showed how to develop self management and good leadership qualities. Subsequent feedback has been extremely positive. The students and alumni were very appreciative of Meredith’s time in sharing her expertise.

    Author's imageProf Renu BurrDirector UWA Business School Programs
  • I have the utmost respect for Meredith as a presenter, speaker and valued community member. She is one of the most genuine people I have ever met. Meredith believes in helping people and has a very calming effect on everyone she speaks with.

    Author's imageZeeshan PashaFounder & CEO Nifnex
  • Meredith Forder has always impressed me with her exceptional knowledge and her positive attitude. As a keynote speaker Meredith delivers a message that is crystal clear and really connects with her audience.

    Author's imageJohn RossAuthor
  • On behalf of all the Rotarians who attended last week’s talk, thank you. It was an excellent presentation on a topic of considerable interested to us all – how to think clearly. The feedback from attendees was very positive. Thank you Meredith.

    Author's imageScott DwyerPresident Mill Point Rotary Club