By JENNET POSEY
The University of Chicago’s Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., hosted its quarterly Worldwide Didjeridu Mediation event on Sat Dec. 21.
This ceremony was a period of so-called “sound healing mediation,” held as part of a worldwide wave of sound that began Australia shortly after sunset to mark the winter solstice.
The Chicago Didjeridu Chorus welcomed the new season with various instruments, including its namesake didjeridu, a 6,000 year-old Australian wind instrument.
According to Elizabeth Davenport, dean of Rockefeller Chapel, the ceremony has been taking place for five years.
“It’s a beautifully evocative sound, very meditative,” Davenport said. “People from a wide variety of traditions drop by to experience these quiet moments, especially during this busy holiday season when taking some time to sit quietly is a good thing.”
This event will take place every solstice and equinox and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit rockefeller.uchicago.edu.