Video - A buddhist man - Richard Gere
Tuesday 17 March 2009
BUDDHIST AND HUMANITARIAN
Humanitarian and actor, Richard Gere was born on August 31, 1949, in Philadelphia. The second of five children, his father, Homer, was an insurance salesman, and his mother was Doris. Richard started early as a musician, playing a number of instruments in high school and writing music for high school productions. He graduated from North Syracuse Central High School in 1967, and won a gymnastics scholarship to the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, where he majored in philosophy.
Richard is a humanitarian. He’s a founding member of "Tibet House," a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Tibetan culture. He has been an active supporter of "Survival International" for several years, a worldwide organization supporting tribal peoples, affirming their right to decide their own future and helping them protect their lives, lands and human rights (these tribes are global, including the Indians of the Amazon, the Maasai of East Africa, the Wichi of Argentina, and others). In 1994 Richard went to London to open Harrods’ sale, donating his £50,000 appearance fee to Survival. He has been prominent in their charity advertising campaigns. He says, "If people lose their land, they have nothing. You lose your land, you lose your culture, you lose self." As for the duty of rich nations helping developing countries, Richard says, "This planet can’t exist anymore unless all peoples are taken into account. The he suffering does not limit itself to one body; it goes through the entire body".
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