Cynthia introduces Sacred Chanting
Watch as Cynthia Bourgeault introduces the importance of Sacred Chanting as part of the Wisdom School curriculum and integral part of contemplative worship.
Chanting the Psalms: A Practical Guide with Instructional CD
Cynthia Bourgeault provides an authoritative guide book to the how’s and why’s of chanting in the Wisdom tradition. Everything you need to know: background, a bit of theory, and a wealth of practical tips and encouragement. Instructional CD included. Available here.
The Lord’s Prayer as Embodied Chant
Brian Puida Mitchell shares this embodied chant. The text of the original Greek form of the Lord’s Prayer was translated by scholar Joseph Fitzmeyer into first century Aramaic, the mother-tongue of Jesus. The musical mode used for the chant is Middle Eastern. Brian is a member of the Kamloops Contemplative Group in Kamloops, BC.
Words and music from the recording: “Songs of Presence: Contemplative Chants for the New Millennium – A Learning CD” produced by Praxis and All Saints’ Episcopal Church. Body gestures from Lynn C. Bauman at Praxis: Resources for Spiritual Formation and Contemplative Living (available from www.praxisofprayer.com).
Wisdom Community Chant Leaders
There are a number of talented chant writers and leaders within the worldwide Wisdom community, providing a rich collection of beautiful, easy-to-sing Wisdom chants suitable for both personal and group use. Even if you’re a bit shy about your singing, our experienced chant leaders will guide you gently as you discover your own wisdom voice. Learn more on the Wisdom Waypoints website here.