Soul SearchAuthor: ABC Radio
16 Jan 2022

Soul Search

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Soul Search explores contemporary religion and spirituality from the inside out — what we believe, how we express it, and the difference it makes in our lives

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    The wisdom of deep listening: Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann and Fleur Magick Dennis

    Many Indigenous languages have a word that means something like ‘deep listening’. In Ngan'gikurunggurr, a Northern Territory language, that word is dadirri. We hear from renowned Aboriginal elder and 2021 Senior Australian of the Year, Dr Miriam Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann, who advocates for a kind of listening — a quiet awareness — that sums up a whole way of being. We also meet Wiradjuri and Wailwaan woman Fleur Magick Dennis on a different kind of meditation and ethical reflection.

  • Posted on 16 Jan 2022

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    Seeking the simple life: from everyday economics to meditation

    Do you ever look around and think, there must be a better way to do life, here? We’re meeting people asking the big question of how to live well in the world as we find it. Hear from Dr Jonathan Cornford, a political economist on a mission to live more slowly, gently, and simply, and Asher Packman, the current President of Meditation Australia.

  • Posted on 09 Jan 2022

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    The Muslim Cameleers: The lives and legacies of Australia's little-known outback pioneers

    Muslim cameleers have a rich history in Australia – that you may not have heard much about. They're the men who transformed the economic, cultural and spiritual life of many outback communities at the turn of the 20th century.

  • Posted on 02 Jan 2022

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    Casper ter Kuile: How everyday practices build joyful belonging

    Meredith Lake chats to podcaster and author Casper ter Kulie whose been thinking about a big question: How do we make meaning as communities, and deepen our sense of connection to one another?

  • Posted on 26 Dec 2021

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    Jane Goodall on humanity and hope

    Acclaimed ethologist and 2021 Templeton Prize winner, Jane Goodall, tells us about the many teachers who have gifted her with lessons on humanity and hope: from her childhood reading tree to her first dog, the Gombe forest and, of course, her beloved chimps.

  • Posted on 19 Dec 2021

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