Aboriginal meditation is being used to heal minds in the modern world

Miriam Rose Baumann thinks Australians could learn from the world’s oldest culture to help with mental health.

By learning Dadirri…

As a former school principal and Order of Australia recipient, Ms Baumann is now teaching Australians about her culture and the spirituality that guides it. Ms Baumann calls the Aboriginal meditative practice ‘Dadirri’, a word from the Ngan’gikurunggurr and Ngen’giwumirri languages of the Aboriginal people of the Daly River region. It describes “deep listening and silent awareness.”

“It’s about, I suppose, the make-up of who Aboriginal people are and it’s about belonging as well … and just continuously making yourself aware of where you’ve come from, why you are here, where are you going now and where you belong,”

To learn more about Ms Baumann’s Cultural Connection experience to ‘deep listening and silent awareness’ please visit: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-12/using-aboriginal-meditation-to-improve-improve-mental-health/8799278 Miriam Rose Baumann also provides a wonderful insight to Dadirri as part of a short video that can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkY1dGk-LyE