Reaching all Children Without Exception
What Gesar Does
Throughout 2500 years of Buddhist history monks and nuns have traditionally sought solitary retreat with two modern day exceptions. The first and most famous being His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama whose efforts and travels towards world peace are well documented. The other being the English born Kadampa Monk, Kelsang Pawo. His inspiration is to be found in the plight and sufferings of children around the world.
In 2005 Kelsang Pawo began his world trek with the pure intention of giving all children who are alone, lost or in need the priceless gift of sanctuary.
At the outset of the Gesar Foundation, Pawo made a statement that during this life time, he would ensure all children, without a single exception, would hear of the safety offered by the world wide umbrella of Gesar. This far reaching and meaningful statement is now manifesting at great speed, arising like an irresistible pure mist in near and far lands. This is of no surprise to Pawo as he believes that the Gesar principles are the fundamental wish of all living beings. Every sentient being would wish to be happy. No being would wish to have the least sense of dissatisfaction and when meeting with a Gesar person or project, individuals are naturally attracted, as it is friendly and good fun, there is no sense of danger and we can relax.
The activities made available by the Gesar Foundation are varied and will forever expand into any area that a child may wish to investigate, whether this be acting, boating, climbing, walking or painting. Every time we meet a person with the skill and the time, then we will start something new, wherever this maybe. The potential is boundless. In time there will be Gesar chess clubs, football teams, vintage car restorers and anything else we can name. There will never be a fee to take part. All children from every background will be eligible and encouraged. The whole thing is generated by the respect we have for the young and our recognition of their needs as up and coming adults.
Children helping Children
During the course of any one year, the children attending our so called ‘develop world’ clubs will be asked on occasion (two or three times a year) to enter into a fund raising exercise which may mean putting on a play for instance, or playing a charity football match or holding a boot sale. The funds raised will not be vast but they will generate a nature of compassion and be enough to keep a Gesar project going elsewhere in the world where children are less fortunate. For instance two hundred pounds a year will keep pens and paper flowing to our seven hundred Gesar children in Arbatu Ensesa school in Ethiopia. One of Becky’s drama schools will raise this money and in return the children will have many joyful photographs of their foreign friends celebrating their happiness, to hang on their drama venue wall.
This is children helping children in action.
The principle we speak of will remain as we enter into fields of housing and health. Already we are planning a giant hospital with wings all over the world. The initial funding coming from the profits of a major motion picture we have been given that will surely be made. The children’s anthem WISH FULFILLING TREE and other music donated will increase to tidal proportions and will go a long way to keeping our momentum going. How can we fail when we know that all hurdles are merely a false perception within our own mind, that they do not truly exist and all is possible?
When someone ask. What does Gesar do? The short answer is that we generate friendship and true undiluted joy. That we promote wakefulness as a living example. The world is a perfect environment for us all to discover happiness. All at once we, as adults can realize through the sheer power of our mental faculties that we have been asleep and have allowed life and early experiences for our children to decline and in some cases to unacceptable levels.
We can be brighter people, more alive and able to switch a new light on, meaning in future we will not be so dull, that we will play our parts more responsibly and we will think of the young who have no difficulty in forgiving us for having falling into a dream like state leading to their neglect..
Enjoy this web site. Join in on our chat forum or simply leave a message. When we develop our thoughtful nature so we naturally become a Gesar person. Be a friend and never distant and think of the young. Be determined. Always be a good person.
Anyone wishing to know the full and meaningful background to the Gesar way of life may follow up on the Tibetan epic of King Gesar of Ling. This profound and extensive poem can be found on the internet and tells of the heroic adventures of a brave and fearless spiritual warrior who lived in the eleventh century.
We are pleased to announce The Gesar Foundation is applying for its own legal independent standing and registration with the charity commissioner's. The Gesar Foundation no longer operates under the umbrella of the charity, eye on the wild Reg 1044459 and is now an independent organisation in its own right.
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