Thanksgiving is the traditional time in the United States to count our blessings and to remember the needs of others. Although we are experiencing challenging economic times in our country, we are all rich compared to most of the people on the planet. Many of us aspire to alleviate this disparity and suffering in some way. Thanks to His Holiness Gayuna Cealo’s humanitarian work, we can truly make a real difference in the lives of many people, even with a small monetary contribution.
In July, Cealo came to Chicago for a public talk and retreat. Due to the generosity of the American people, over $10,000 was raised in donations from these events. Within a month, His Holiness Cealo and Amica were on the road to Sri Lanka and Cambodia, using these funds to immediately and directly impact the lives of children, adults and entire villages.
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At the Chicago retreat, some of the attendees wanted to explore new ways of raising funds through The Foundation for Global Harmony to continue Cealo’s work. We are pleased to report that a new membership program is being launched that will create accessible and ongoing monetary resources for His Holiness to do the work we wish for the world. With your contributions, you are truly saving precious human lives.
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If you are unable to commit to a membership at this time, will you consider making a donation, as you count your many blessings this Thanksgiving? Someone in the world will be blessed by your kindness and generosity.
$5.00 = school supplies for 5 children
$10.00 = 20kg of rice
$20.00 = school expenses for one year
$50.00 = sewing machine
$300.00 = water well
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His Holiness Cealo and Amica will be traveling to Sri Lanka and Myanmar from Dec. 7th through Dec. 29th. Any contributions made now will be utilized on this trip.
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Do you know that His Holiness Cealo will have a New Year's message and meditation for members? Check the cealo.net Web site for more info!
H.H. Gayuna Cealo's Visit to Chicago
H.H. Gayuna Cealo visited Chicago July 15th-27th, 2009. It was an amazing experience for all who participated in the numerous direct action activities and events during his visit. Many deep heart connections were made and in doing so we raised over $14,000. This is the most the Chicago Team has ever raised for Cealo's acts of compassion and although we do our best to not to attach to the result of the events, we are proud to have raised so much.
First off, I would like to thank all of the supporters from Chicago, America, and Japan, for all their efforts in creating a great experience where more hearts could share and connect through Cealo's guidance. I would also like to thank all the people who attended the events and for their love filled donations.
On Friday Jul 17th, the Chicago Team held a public event where H.H. Gayuna Cealo gave a talk, answered questions, and lead a brief meditation. The event was held at the Illini Center in down town Chicago across from the Sears Tower. It was a beautiful space and everyone who attended enjoyed. I have received many reports from people who attended that said that this program changed their life and deeply touched their hearts. Cealo's talk and answers were inspiring and profound. At one point, everyone in the room was crying because his message was so beautiful.
I would like to give special thanks to Min-aha Beeck of the Illini Center, who graciously donated the space for the public event as a gift. Usually in Chicago we have to pay for a large conference room space, so this was an extra special offering.
July 17-19, H. H. Gayuna Cealo offered private session for those who wanted to meet with him for guidance, healing, and support. As always, the people received much love, encouragement, and healing as they gave from their hearts their donations for the children. People loved the gift store items which where made by the children in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka. Chicago people loved knowing that in buying these gifts that they were supporting the efforts of the children. We sold out of many of the sales items.
This year was an extra special visit due to the fact that Cealo decided to bring two very gifted Japanese body workers with him to Chicago. Chie Mizutani and Ora Toyoko offered their amazing healing gifts to the Chicago people. Chie offered her powerful aroma therapy healing and therapeutic moxa therapy. Ora gave her deeply relaxing Ora Therapy sessions which massages the body with her feet. Everyone LOVED their treatments from them!!! Many people came back again and again and their sessions were sold out fast as word spread of their amazing talents. The best part is that they offered their body work treatments as a 100% donation to the foundation. All the people were deeply transformed by their treatments and everyone requested that they come back again. So from my heart, I would like to thank Chie and Ora for their service, dedication, and for being great examples of "loving all" and "serving all".
Meditation and Fasting Retreat
The meditation and fasting retreat was held July 24-26 at the Techny Towers just outside of Chicago. People came from all over America to attend. Two people even came from Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribean! We had 34 people in all who attended. (We were sold out with people on a waiting list!)
This was a deeply powerful retreat where everyone who attended was transformed. On the morning of the last day, I was impressed at how everyone in the room was shining and glowing. Their hearts were so open and everyone was smiling. This meant so much to me because we had put forth so much effort in making this retreat happen. Even though it was difficult to fast, everyone made it through the retreat with flying colors. For most people, it was the first time they had ever fasted. They realized that it was easier than they had expected.
Cealo shared that in choosing not to eat (with the money we donated for the retreat) we were giving people in other countries who can not eat the chance to have a full meal. This created an even deeper level of understanding as to why we were doing the retreat.
Many FGH supporters from across America also came and graciously helped out with the many aspects of putting on this retreat. Without their love and support, we could hae never pout on such a beautiful retreat. To all the US supporters who came, thank you for your assistance.
After the retreat, many people gathered to share ideas on how we can continue to support Cealo's work, grow our heart connections, and participate in direct action while Cealo is traveling. Many great ideas were shared and new people have stepped up to participate. One way we came up with was to create a group internet email list where we can stay in contact with each other.
If you would like to continue growing our hearts together and creating world peace, please join our new group email list. So….
You are invited to join the "C Team" group email!
The C Team group email will enable you to keep in touch with other supporters of Cealo as you proceed on your own path of love and compassion.
By using this group email, you can update us on what you are doing in your local area to support H.H. Gayuna Cealo's works of compassion as well as see what others are doing to support. You can upload photos, post inspiring messages, share from your heart, contact other C Team members, or let us know what you are doing locally.
In this way we can better communicate with each other and grow our heart connections even more.
To Join Please Visit: http://groups.google.com/group/c-team108
Looking forward to sharing with you through this group email as we deepen our knowing of our true self.
Finally, I would like to thank H.H. Gayuna Cealo for his endless works of compassion to America and the world. Also, I want to give a special thanks to Amica who is always behind the scenes working endlessly to support Cealo's mission. (Most people have no idea how much time and effort she puts forth into serving others.)
Infinite love and gratitude to Cealo and Amica for all their compassion and efforts.
In Deep Love~
Cambodia is an important and frequent destination for H.H. Cealo and Amica on their journey of compassion to provide ongoing humanitarian aid and support. In September of 2009, with funds donated by the American and Japanese people, His Holiness, Amica, and a group of Japanese volunteers travelled to Cambodia to provide “Direct Action” to support immediate needs and further the goal of economic independence of the Cambodian people.
The director of the P.C.O. Orphanage in Siem Reap made an emergency appeal to the Foundation in the Spring of 2009. Although the land was being farmed for vegetables, they had no other income for the 27 children and 4 teachers living there. In July, the Foundation sent a volunteer named Sotha to the orphanage, with monetary resources and food items to provide immediate relief. When His Holiness and Amica visited the school in September, they donated school uniforms, rice, dried food, school items, and bicycles.
All the volunteers from Japan and students from Phnom Penh University worked together with the orphanage children at the “Training Farm”, teaching agricultural farming methods. The goal is to maintain and cultivate vegetables and fruits, with the surplus harvest to be sold, providing income for the orphanage.
In Phnom Penh, a branch orphanage center of S.C.A.D.P., supported by the Khmer Development Foundation, also requested assistance. Rice, dried food and clothing was donated to approximately 100 children at the orphanage, and an additional 100 neighborhood families and children in need were given food and essential items.
An ongoing goal of the Foundation for Global Harmony is to support the work of Shien Tokyo, a non-profit global organization. The mission is to create independent livelihood for the Cambodian people by assisting villages specializing in Khmer silk weaving to create appealing clothing and home items to sell in more developed nations. The volunteers for Shien Tokyo, in partnership with Hope of Cambodia, continue to make progress expanding the silk villages of Kandal state.
Many of the silk items made by these villages can be purchased from the Big Heart Market at www.cealo.org. During the Cambodian visit, His Holiness and Amica also toured the villages where the silk is made, offering advice and encouragement.
Donations for the humanitarian aid and support of the Cambodian people can be made at www.cealo.org.
Many people are joining together to make a difference and further Cealo's works in the world through local direct action. We are "working more" to update our site and we are preparing some special activities for people who join the Cealo Team. Also, at 2 craft fairs in October and November, I collected donations in exchange for my crafts to benefit Cealo's works and my sister has been passing the "hat" to accept donations at her Full Moon meditations. Go C-Team!