hey, we're BMC!
BUT UNDER THE SURFACE I WAS STRUGGLING, WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS.
Hi, I'm Matt, the founder of BMC. I’ve been teaching Vedic Meditation and living, eating and breathing Vedic knowledge for the last ten years. But before I found Vedic Meditation my life was very different.
I tried everything ... antidepressants, addiction groups, therapy, but I still wasn’t happy, my lifestyle choices were hurtling out of control and my relationships were suffering.
I grew up in England and was a professional house music dj for a long time, so as you can probably imagine I wasn’t living the healthiest lifestyle. I came to Australia 20 years ago and started a wine marketing business with some friends that became very successful. So on the surface everything was going really well.
Much to everyone’s astonishment, not least my own, my addictions disappeared overnight. My mental health got loads better too. Then to cap it off, we sold our wine business so I was free to pursue a career teaching this incredible meditation technique which had turned my life around.
Since then I have dedicated my life to teaching Vedic Meditation in a way which is fun and relatable. I love the fact that people come to BMC from all walks of life, from business executives and young mums to party people and backpackers.
Then 15 yrs ago I found Vedic Meditation.
Mairead joined Matt in 2019, first as a business consultant, then centre manager and now as Managing Partner and teacher of Vedic Meditation and Vedic Astrology at Bondi Meditation Centre. Like Matt, Mairead has all the key qualities required of a BMC teacher: she is dedicated to her students, she is down-to-earth and relatable, and funny.
Vedic Meditation Teacher and Astrologer, Mairead Ball.
Mairead came to Vedic Meditation burnt out from her corporate role and suffering from incessant thinking and anxiety. In 2016, on the evening of the second day of her Vedic Meditation course with Matt she found herself having an experience of spontaneous happiness and complete contentment. And that was it. She was hooked.
In 2020 in the midst of the first wave of Covid, locked down in the Indian Himalayas, Mairead completed her three month teacher training program and has been teaching at BMC ever since.
We have both received some of the most comprehensive (and intense) training of any meditation teachers in the world.
After consistently practicing Vedic Meditation and studying the body of Vedic knowledge that accompanies it for several years, we completed 3 months of intensive residential training. Think 4am starts and 1am finishes (yes only 3 hours sleep a night), with 14 hours of meditation in between. No phones, a diet of rice and dahl and to top it off—a constant stream of extremely challenging memory tests.
We continue to advance our training and study of the Veda's every day, out of love for the knowledge and so we can share this wisdom with our students.
"Amazing teachers with a wealth of wisdom that they share with kindness and compassion. Highly recommend learning Vedic Meditation with the BMC crew."
— SaraH, CURREnt student
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