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Burmese Blessings

Written solely for Gitameit Voices by Matthew J. Walton while he was conducting piano and music composition classes at our Gitameit Center, Yangon in 2008.

“Burmese Blessing” is an homage to the religious diversity in Burma. It is based on the Buddhist chant of metta (loving kindness), but also interweaves blessings used by Christian, Muslim, and Hindu practitioners in Burma.

Matthew Walton is a graduate student in political science at the University of Washington. His first degree was in music composition at Syracuse University. He taught composition, voice, and conducting at Gitameit in 2008 and sang with and conducted Gitameit Voices.

You can also download an mp4 version of this video.

May 30 Relief Update from CW Asia Fund

Thank you all for your hard work and willingness to circulate our Myanmar Relief efforts to your friends and family. The $1 million dollar goal is so near…. $710,000 has been achieved since we began on May 8th. In a flash, what CW Asia Fund has accomplished since we returned home from SE Asia on […]



INFORMATION ON HOW TO DONATE TO METTA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION This post contains excerpts from a Metta Foundation update on the work they are doing in Burma. You can see the full report on the Metta Foundation website Updated information as of 10 May 2008, 1300 hrs Metta has been present in the area since the […]