Cynthia, Marcelle, Nick, Paulette and Andrew (behind the piano!) at Pendle Hill, May 2019.
Paulette Meier is joined by Wisdom Community musicians Andrew Breitenberg and Nick Weiland to produce a new CD of Paulette’s chants. Please join our efforts to produce it by contributing funds to help this project come to life!
“I am thrilled that this project is moving forward! Paulette’s chants are creating a whole new musical and spiritual art form, introducing mainstream Christian contemplatives to the pearls of transformative wisdom waiting to be discovered in the Quaker mystical tradition, and introducing many Quakers to these treasures as well! “This new album adds fifteen new chants to the repertoire and two talented instrumentalists to the mix. The results are lively, inspiring, moving and deeply practical, all at once. Concepts as subtle and challenging as surrender, inner stillness and compassionate action come powerfully alive through these mystical chants!" —Cynthia Bourgeault These new chants were primarily composed in conjunction with two "Quaker Wisdom Schools" held at Pendle Hill in 2017 and 2019. Quaker educator Marcelle Martin joined Paulette and contemplative Christian author and leader, Cynthia Bourgeault, in co-leading the sessions, and Paulette created new chants based on the inspiring Quaker texts that Marcelle selected for her teachings. At the most recent Wisdom School participants -- a mix of 80+ Quakers and Wisdom Community members -- were so moved by these chants, that they initiated a pledge drive to make sure they could get recorded. Northeast Wisdom, an organization that supports the work of Cynthia Bourgeault and the Wisdom Community in expanding and deepening contemplative Christian practice for spiritual transformation, has agreed to serve as the conduit of funds for the project. (You can learn more about their organization at: https://northeastwisdom.org/)* *Please note that this is not a donation to Northeast Wisdom and is not tax-deductible. Northeast Wisdom is assisting these musicians in managing the logistics of their collection through this PayPal Account.
To make a donation, click the green button below. (Enter your payment amount in the “Price per item” box and leave the quantity as “1”.) Donors who give $25 or more will receive a CD as soon as it is complete. Thank you sincerely for supporting this project! For more information, or if you have any questions about how to send a contribution, please contact Nick Weiland directly at email@example.com.