Meshel Laurie launched Buddhism for Breakups

Staff Writer

KIIS101.1’s Meshel Laurie last night officially launched her latest book Buddhism for Breakups.

Listeners, media and VIPs decended on The Cullen Hotel in Windsor, with guests such as Offspring actors Alicia Gardiner and Jane Harber, and high profile television and radio identities like ARN’s GOLD 104.3 Breakfast Co-host Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann and comedian Tommy Little, to toast the occasion.

Throughout January KIIS101.1 Matt & Meshel listeners had the chance to win tickets to the event to help celebrate the book’s release, as well as enjoy a fun-filled night of great food, drinks and entertainment with some of their favourite radio stars.

Meshel, a practising Buddhist, and Australia’s official ambassador for the Dalai Lama, welcomed last night’s guests with a reading of one of the book chapters which detailed her former marriage and the relationship dynamics through an anecdote of a hair salon visit.

Meshel said: “I had such a great night celebrating with our listeners and close friends at last night’s launch. I’m just so happy to be able to share the teachings I am so passionate about and apply them to situations that we all go through in life.”

Encouraged by her on-air co-host Matt Tilley on-stage, Meshel conducted a Q&A about the principles of Buddhism and how to apply them during the ending of intimate, family or friendly relationships.

The host who makes up half of the Matt & Meshel breakfast program from 6am weekdays on KIIS was inspired to write the memoir after her nineteen-year marriage ended in 2015 and she couldn’t find any Buddhist texts to guide her through the process.

Buddhism for Breakups is on sale at all good book shops across Australia. RRP: $29.99

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