General Information about The Foundation for Global Harmony, U.S.A
The Foundation for Global Harmony, U.S.A. is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization formed to expand world peace and transformation of consciousness through direct action and performing International works of compassion. The foundation operates under the direction of His Holiness Gayuna Cealo.
Our mission is three-fold:
Facilitate and Sponsor the Spiritual Development of the American People through Private Consultations, Public Talks, and Meditation Retreats with His Holiness Gayuna Cealo for the Promotion of Peace
Gayuna Cealo is a Buddhist monk of the Myanmar (Burma) Theravaden tradition. His private consultations
center on helping people to find peace in their own lives. Using the middle path, the Buddha's path, as the
foundation of his teachings, he shares his compassion, love, charity, and detachment.
Sponsor Gayuna Cealo's Works of Compassion in Myanmar, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and other Third World Countries
Several times a year His Holiness Cealo travels to Cambodia and Sri Lanka to aid the children and people in these countries. His charitable works include construction of orphanages, meditation centers, wells, irrigation projects, and bridges. His works of compassion also include maintenance and operation of several orphanages, feeding needy families and children (usually over 500 families and 1000 children per visit), and making donations to local nonprofit organizations performing similar works of compassion.
Organize Local Direct Action Activities such as Distributing Prayer Tablets and Peace Candles, Meeting Monthly for Full Moon Meditations, and Participating in Special Heart Expo Events
There are many local programs and projects operating under the guidance of Gayuna Cealo which support development of spirituality and inner peace including monthly full moon meditations, heart expo events, distributing prayer tablets and peace candles, organizing local fund raising activities and craft making parties, and other activities where we join together as a community.
These programs create bridges between compassionate people locally with like-minded communities of people around the world. All these programs and projects in the US were begun and are maintained by volunteers inspired by the model of His Holiness Gayuna Cealo's Journey of Compassion, his spiritual development programs, and his works of compassion. The fund raising programs operated in the US support all aspects of Cealo’s Journey.
The Board of Directors are all volunteers and work to support His Holiness
when he is in the United States and abroad.
The current Directors are:
Gayuna Cealo, Japan
Amica Gayuna, Japan
Mark Allegretti, Evanston, IL
Tamara Matthews, Boulder, CO
Jane Dye, Jessup, MD
Andrew Rogers, Fenton, MI
Daniel Buffalo, Helena, MT
Renee Melsh, Helena, MT
Eric Huffman, Chicago, IL
Lisa Lawler, MD
Elizabeth Enright, Scottsdale, AZ
Larisa Plinsky, Los Angels, CA
|For additional information about the Foundation for Global Harmony, U.S.A., please contact Lisa
by form mail, call 301-399-8460, or write to us at FGH-USA, 818 Lake Street Evanston, IL
60201 Toll Free: (1-866-597-0108)
Other organizations supporting His Holiness Gayuna Cealo's Journey of Compassion who participate with the Foundation for Global Harmony,U.S.A
CEALO Global Harmony Japan http://www.cealo-ngo.org/
The official site for the non-profit organization CEALO Global Harmony Japan. It describes the organization, it'causes and activities. There is a detailed explanation of the Direct Action approach. The site also carries annual reports starting from 2003, the year when the non-profit was established. The reports include financial statements from each year. The web page also has news regarding Direct Action, including local activities not only by the organization but also by members.
|Cealo World http://www.cealoworld.com/
It is Gayuna Cealo's private website which includes Cealo's profile, his schedule, information about monthly full moon meditations, and how to request his participation in public talks and retreats. It also has a blog section where Cealo has written beautiful messages accompanied by photos from different locations on his journey.
|The Heart Space http://heartspace.da-center.net/
It is actually a house located in the suburbs in Ishikawa Prefecture in central Japan, is set up and run by volunteer members who support Cealo's approach to nurturing life-enriching experiences from the heart. Anyone is welcome to the Heart Space to volunteer and get involved in Direct Action activities. The center currently functions as the main office for the non-profit organization CEALO Global Harmony Japan, storing goods collected from all over Japan to be distributed in developing countries.
Products made in or from materials from developing countries are also stored there to be sold in Japan and the U.S.A. Volunteers at the Heart Space do all kinds of work, including distributing information to members through the web and mail and managing goods. There are always a variety of people volunteering. Apart from supporting the non-profit and Cealo’s activities, individual events such as charity bazaars, workshops, and training sessions are also held at the Heart Space. The website lists how to travel to the Heart Space, contact information, recent events, and a blog.
|The Big Heart Market http://cealo.shop-pro.jp/
The Big Heart Market is a Japanese virtual charity market and networking site created by volunteer members. Currently, several American volunteers, inspired by the Big Heart Market, desired to join their work and the market has now expanded Internationally as the Online Store of the Foundation for Global Harmony, U.S.A. (http://www.cealo.org/store/)
Many products and crafts displayed at the Japanese Big Heart Market are made by people in developing countries in Asia as part of our work supporting them towards self-reliance. Items made by Japanese volunteers with materials from developing countries are also listed. There are some accessories donated from a US member, too. Minimum expenses are paid by its' membership and all the sales are donated to CEALO Global Harmony Japan for future activities and projects in developing countries, leading to help create more self-reliant people there.