Namburea wangary unying! Or hello in the MalakMalak language [one of many] spoken in Nauiyu, a remote Indigenous community on the Daly River, three hours south of Darwin.
We were privileged to meet the elder and artist Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AM, who shares the practice of dadirri, plus many others in the community. Known as the Meditation Mob, all nine of us from very different backgrounds, enjoyed three full days here in August 2019.
‘Dadirri is inner, deep listening and quiet, still awareness. Dadirri recognises the deep spring that is inside us. We call on it and it calls to us.’ It is in everyone. We thought we’d experience dadirri down by the river or under a tree; instead we were immersed in it by sitting with vibrant voices in the community led by Miriam Rose.
We were present to a time-rich process of yarning and storytelling to what was... read more