Sweden: The Beauty of Falun Dafa Featured at Culture Night in Norrkoping

October 28, 2015

(Minghui.org) The beauty of the Chinese meditation practice Falun Dafa was showcased for a fifth consecutive year at the annual Culture Night in Norrkoping, a town in eastern Sweden, on September 26, 2015.

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Falun Dafa open house at Culture Night, Norrkoping, Sweden

Many people visited the Falun Dafa open house, attracted by the diverse program which included: an origami lotus flower workshop, a demonstration of the Falun Gong exercises, and a petition drive for human rights.

The culmination of the event was a screening of the documentary film “Transcending Fear” (2014), which tells the story of prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng. Gao, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, has been in prison and under arrest for more than five years for defending supporters of Falun Dafa, Christians, and other victims of the Chinese communist regime.

People Eager to Learn about Falun Dafa

A couple and their daughter asked questions about Falun Dafa as they all made lotus flowers. They wanted to know why it is being persecuted in China and if it was a religion. The hosts, local practitioners, explained that Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, became so popular in China that the regime feared it would become more influential than the communist party. The Chinese regime also has a tradition of banning any movement or group not in line with communist ideology, the Cultural Revolution being a prime example of state-sponsored destruction of traditional culture and values. The target this time was Falun Dafa.

Visitors to the open house also learned that Falun Dafa is a method of cultivation rooted in traditional Chinese culture. It helps to improve a person’s character and health. It is free to learn, voluntary, non-religious, and non-political.

Practitioners expose the persecution to help stop even more sinister deeds from being done behind the scenes in China. If nobody talks about these atrocities, the regime will get away with doing even worse things.

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Finding out about Falun Dafa and why it is persecuted in China

Another young family who came to learn more about Falun Dafa signed a petition to stop practitioners from being killed for their organs, which has been happening on a large scale in Chinese prisons and army hospitals.

A man and a woman curious about the Falun Dafa philosophy watched with interest a video presentation about it. The man took a copy of the book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, which details the Chinese Communist Party’s history of violent campaigns. He also took a copy of the report Bloody Harvest by David Kilgour and David Matas, two Canadian experts who investigated the claims of forced organ harvesting from Falun Dafa practitioners in China.

Others expressed interest in learning the exercises.

Several local newspapers published the program for Culture Night, which included the Falun Dafa open house event. Hundreds of program books were printed and distributed throughout town by the Norrkoping municipality, which sponsors the initiative.

During the last 30 years, Culture Night in Norrkoping has gathered hundreds of artists, musicians, lifestyle enthusiasts, and art lovers from the town and the surrounding Ostergotland region.

Category: Other Community Events

Family Tries to Rescue Falun Gong Practitioner Ms. Feng Xiaoyuan

October 28, 2015 | By Minghui Correspondent in Hubei Province, China

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioner Ms. Feng Xiaoyuan was arrested fordistributing Shen Yun Performing Arts DVDs. She was held for over 15 days at the Wuhan No.1 Detention Center before she was transferred to a brainwashing center . Her family members have been trying to get her released.

Ms. Feng was arrested by officers from the Ximalu Street Police Station in Jiangan District, Wuhan City on September 11, 2015.

Family Given the Runaround

Ms. Feng’s family members were given a detention order document at the Ximalu Street Police Station. It stated: “Based on No. 27, Item 2 of China’s Public Security Administration Punishment Law, Feng Xiaoyuan is detained for 15 days fordisturbing the public order and hurting others health using fake religion and qigong.”

The family went back to the police station on September 26, 2015, to appeal for Ms. Feng’s release, but officer Hu said, “Our job is to arrest people, not release them.”

Then, Ms. Feng’s family called Director Peng, who was in charge of her case. They wanted to meet with him, but he refused. He said, “We have no authority to release anyone. You can sue the detention center if she is not released in 15 days.”

The family went to the Wuhan No. 1 Detention Center the following morning and was told that Ms. Feng had been transferred. The guard on duty refused to provide further information when asked, so Ms. Feng’s family said they would considertaking legal action against the detention center for violating the detention document.

The guard then called his supervisor and said that Ms. Feng was taken back to the Ximalu Police Station.

When the family called Director Peng to inquire about Ms. Feng, he denied that the police station had taken her back and suggested to the family that they sue the detention center for detaining Ms. Feng for more than 15 days.

After further inquiry, officials at the detention center finally admitted that Officer Xu Junping from the Qiaokou District Police Station had taken Ms. Feng.

On their way to the Qiaokou District Police Station, the family members received a phone call informing them that Ms. Feng was transferred to the Legal Education Center, a brainwashing center in Qiaokou District.

When they arrived at the brainwashing center, no one answered the door. Ms. Feng’s family has not been able to see her since her arrest. She is still held at the brainwashing center.

Participants in the persecution of Ms. Feng:
Ximalu Street Police Staion: +86-27-83223267
Director Peng: +86-13971519989
Officer Hu: +86-15327194449

Chinese version available

Category: Accounts of Persecution

My Daughter’s Live-In Nannies

October 28, 2015 | By a Dafa disciple from Mainland China

(Minghui.org) My daughter has had several live-in nannies in her home. I have lived with her since my grandson was born and had a chance to interact with them.

Xiao Wang was the first nanny to care for my grandson. She was very capable. I often told her about Falun Gong, and she gradually understood that Falun Gong is a righteous Fa. After she read Zhuan Falun, she said, “This is a precious book. I will bring it back to my family. I will practice Falun Gong, too.” She often helped me to prepare truth-clarifying materials.

Once she offered to distribute the materials at night with me. “I’m young. I can do more,” she said. Within a very short period of time, she distributed 300 flyers in several residential areas.

The next nanny, Xiao He, also read Zhuan Falun while she was with us. She understood that Falun Gong is good and told me that she would tell her friends and family about it. When she went back to visit her family, she took a lot of literature with her.

Xiao He and her husband started their own company, making a good income. She wrote to me, “You are such a good person. Falun Gong practitioners are all so good.” She invited me to visit her.

My grandson’s favorite nanny was Xiao Ding. She shared with me her unfortunate experience. She used to own a company with her husband, but he had an affair and left her. She had to do caregiver work to make ends meet.

I shared with her the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. She read Zhuan Falun, as well. We often went out together to clarify the truth to people, and she took informational materials with her when she went back home.

One day, a middle-aged woman came to me and said her daughter and my daughter were good friends. She heard that we needed someone to care for my grandson and wanted to help. My grandson liked her very much. The two of us had a lot in common as well. I shared with her how I became a Falun Gong practitioner and how practicing Falun Gong greatly benefited me.

She believed in Falun Gong and read Zhuan Falun. She asked to share the book with her daughter. When her daughter came for a visit, I talked to her about Falun Gong and the persecution. She listened attentively and agreed to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party and its associated organizations. She also promised to read Zhuan Falun.

One day, the woman received a phone call from her daughter that she was in the hospital giving birth. She was having a difficult labor. She was crying on the phone and asked her mother to come immediately.

I told the woman to ask her daughter to recite “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” I suggested that she go and recite the words with her daughter.

The woman called me back after a short while and said everything was fine. Her daughter gave birth to a lovely and healthy boy. She was very thankful to Dafa’s Master. Both mother and daughter were protected by Dafa because they understood the truth.

That lady is now with her daughter taking care of her grandson.

Chinese version available

Category: People in China Awaken to the Truth