Despite cold windy wintery conditions, nearly 50 people turned up on the Mornington Peninsula on Saturday 3rd August to participate in the Winter Listening to the Land walk.
Didijeridoo meditation at the Dam
The group met at Seawinds Park on Arthurs Seat in Dromana and walked for 8kms on the Two Bays track to Kings Falls circuit and back to Arthur's Seat.
Along the way Aboriginal elder Uncle Lionel Lauch taught the group about the local bush, including foods, medicines and other ways to use plants which have been used by the Boon Wurrung people for thousands of years.
The group had a half hour stopover at the dam for a meditation whilst Uncle Lionel played the didgeridoo. The group was blessed with the presence of Bunjil (eagle) who flew over during the meditation (Bunjil is considered the creator deity and ancestral being of the Boon Wurrung people).
The day finished off with a beautiful shared lunch of vegetarian food, managing to escape just before the rain poured down.
Thanks to all attended and hope to see you at the Summer Listening to the Land programme.
Love Judy O'Donnell
Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network