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Meshel Laurie on Buddhism


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Comedian, radio host and official Australian ambassador for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama – Meshel Laurie is a much-loved, familiar figure in the media, but many people don’t know that she’s also a dedicated Buddhist.

Meditation is something she’s passionate about sharing – and an integral part of her own, otherwise hectic, daily routine (one she describes as her own ‘key to contentment’).

Buddhist philosophy has also helped Meshel through dark periods of her life, including the break-up of her own marriage. Her new book, Buddhism for Break-ups, details the personal growth that occurred during this painful process and takes the form of a handy how-to guide, including plenty of practical advice and its author’s trademark humour.

In conversation with Susan Carland, Meshel will discuss her new book and the daily intersection of philosophy, family and career.


Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie is a stand-up comedian of some 20 years’ experience, a radio and television broadcaster and writer. She is currently co-host of Matt & Meshel in the Morning on KIIS 101.1FM, and a regular panelist on TEN’s The Project.   In 2013, Meshel released her first book — a m... Read more

Susan Carland

Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University, and is a Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) Fellow and a Churchill fellow, researching the intersection between gender, Islamophobia, and social cohesion. Susan hosted the television qui... Read more


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