This year, Megan has been busy producing and hosting a series of  ‘inspiring conversations with inspiring people in meditation’, for peak industry body, Meditation Australia.

Between May and July – to support the organisation in her voluntary capacity as a Board Member – Megan produced six online video conversations, available to both MA members and the public.

An initiative started to support the MA community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the episodes of this “vodcast” are released monthly, alternating with a series of written member profiles/Q&As, which Megan also edited and helped to produce.

Master Thangka painter, Romio Shrestha. Image source: Facebook

Among others, they include renowned Tibetan spiritual painter, Romoio Shrestha (pictured), and Melbourne Sufi meditation teacher, Hazem Omran.

Read them all on the Meditation Australia blog.

Interviewees for the MA Vodcast – and those published so far – include: Dr. Elise Bialylew (Mindful In May), Dr. Rick Hanson (Neurodharma, feature image) and Ken and Elizabeth Mellor (The Awakening Network).

Kristy Arbon (Heartworks), Melli O’Brien (Mindfulness.com) and Jess Huon (Jess Huon Meditation) will follow over coming months.

View them for free on Vimeo.

In February Megan also interviewed Vidyamala Burch, co-founder of pioneering UK mindfulness-based pain management program, Breathworks.

Also for Meditation Australia,  this video – entitled Pain and The Body – is available for purchase at this link. It was released in June.

The video interview with Vidyamala accompanies the online forum, Pain Management Awareness for Meditation Teachers, which Megan produced and co-hosted with fellow MA Board member, Lisa Forde (Australian Centre for Holistic Studies).

Speakers included clinical psychologist and compassion-focused therapist, Helen Perry; orthopaedic surgeon and MBSM teacher, Dr. Tony Dunin and MBSM teacher Jo Dunin, both from Melbourne Centre for Mindfulness.

You can also purchase-to-view this online forum here.

After a busy 12 months, Megan has just wound up her time as a volunteer Board Member for Meditation Australia. She remains an active, registered member of the Association, and looks forward to seeing how the organisation grows and thrives.

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Dr. Elise Bialylew and Megan Spencer, in EP01 of the MA Vodcast.