Kaohsiung, Taiwan: Falun Dafa Welcomed at Major Festival

November 22, 2016 | By Minghui correspondents Sun Bai and Su Rong

(Minghui.org) The Tian Guo Marching Band, which is made up of Falun Gong practitioners, was chosen to the lead the grand parade at an annual cultural festival held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, November 19 and 20.

In conjunction with the Matsu Festival in Gangshan, the event also celebrated the screw production in this region—about one-sixth of the industry’s total production globally. Nearly 100 groups and 10,000 spectators participated in the festivities.


Australia: Community Leader Supports Practice Site at Gold Coast, Queensland

November 21, 2016 | By practitioners in Australia

(Minghui.org) On October 29, 2016, a prominent community leader received a big welcome at the Falun Dafa practice site on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Michael Kaff, who recently ran as an independent candidate for the Australian Senate, continues to be very supportive of Falun Dafa and has taken every opportunity to raise awareness of the horrifying reality that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is killing Dafa practitioners, Tibetans, underground Christians, and Uyghurs for their organs for profit in China.

Mr. Kaff showed his support for the fundamental freedom to practice Falun Dafa, without fear of persecution or organ harvesting, by attending the weekly practice site at Harley Park, Labrador. He learned all five exercises – the four standing ones and the sitting meditation.


Canada: Falun Dafa Practitioners Help Usher in the Season in Local Holiday Parades

November 18, 2016 | By Falun Dafa practitioners in Canada

(Minghui.org) For many years, Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) has been a welcome component of holiday festivities around the world. As the winter holiday season approaches, Canadian Falun Dafa practitioners have recently participated in two local Santa Claus parades, one in London, Ontario and another in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


Chinese Community in Brooklyn, New York Welcomes Falun Gong Parade

November 16, 2016 | By Minghui correspondent Shaquan in New York, U.S.A

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in New York held a parade through the Chinese community in Brooklyn on November 11, 2016.

Led by the Tian Guo Marching Band, the 500-person procession highlighted the health and mental benefits of the spiritual practice and raised awareness of the ongoing persecution of Falun Gong in China. Their musical performances and banners attracted a large crowd.


Recent Falun Gong Events: “Compassion Is a Universal Principle”

November 10, 2016

(Minghui.org) Practitioners of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) around the world have held public events for more than a decade to raise awareness of the persecution in China. Meanwhile, practitioners also hold free classes and other events to introduce this ancient Chinese cultivation practice to the public.

In this newsletter, we report on practitioners’ events in eight cities across the world over the last several weeks.


Falun Gong Information Day Held in Basel, Switzerland

November 03, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Germany

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners from Switzerland, Germany, and France held a Falun Gong Information Day in downtown Basel, the third largest city in Switzerland, on October 29, 2016. The activity exposed the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and signatures were collected on a petition calling for an end to the CCP’s state-sanctioned organ harvesting from living practitioners.

Falun Gong Information Day in Basel, Switzerland.


Tourists in Basel sign a petition at Falun Gong Information Day.

The activity was held on a road leading to two large commercial districts, next to the bridge on the Rhine. It happened to be the day a trade show was being held in Basel. Many Chinese people approached the Falun Gong booth. Some were on their way to the trade show, and some were students or tourists. Falun Gong practitioners took the opportunity to tell them the facts about the persecution, and helped many quit the communist organizations they had joined.

One middle-aged Chinese man had heard about the persecution, but he hesitated to withdraw from the communist organizations at first. A practitioner told him the difference between loving the country and loving the Party, and that being patriotic didn’t mean he had to agree with the crimes of the Communist Party. The man thought it was right. He happily quit the Youth League, and took a picture with the practitioner before he left.

Another middle-aged Chinese man greeted a Falun Gong practitioner, saying, “Good man!” He said that Falun Gong practitioners were very good people. The practitioner told him about the importance of seeing through the CCP’s lies about Falun Gong. The man said he had received truth clarification information through phone calls, flyers, and text messages in China. He had also seen Falun Gong activities overseas. After hearing about the significance of quitting the communist organizations, the man easily decided to quit the Youth League and the Young Pioneers.

Local residents and tourists from other countries showed great support for Falun Gong practitioners’ work to stop the persecution.

Mr. Chebili said it was terrible for the Chinese government to commit crimes such as organ harvesting, and that it was a crime against humanity. He said it challenged the basis of human rights. He asked, “What can I do to stop this crime?” He signed all the available petitions at the Falun Gong booth.

Some people became interested in learning Falun Gong. Some pressed their hands in front of their chest to thank the Falun Gong practitioners.

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Category: Other Community Events

Sweden: Falun Gong Presentation a Popular Attraction at Health and Wellness Expo

November 02, 2016 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Sweden

(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Sweden returned to the country’s largest annual health and wellness expo, the Harmoni Expo, held in Solna on October 29-30. Many visitors took an interest in this ancient Chinese cultivation practice, which is also known as Falun Dafa.



Practitioners demonstrating the Falun Gong exercises on stage

Many people visited the Falun Gong booth to purchase books and exercise instruction DVDs. As the room for the Falun Gong presentation filled up on the first day, the organizer helped arrange a bigger room for the second day’s presentation.

Many visitors registered to attend Falun Gong introductory workshop to be held in Stockholm, and while others got information on practice sites in other cities.

Visitors also raised many questions regarding the persecution of such a peaceful practice in China. They were shocked to learn that the Chinese Communist regime has gone so far as harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners for profit. They signed a petition calling for an end to the atrocity.

I Wish I’d Learned This Sooner!”

A longtime fan of qigong, Ellen was intrigued by the three words: “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” as she passed by the Falun Gong booth. She said, “My entire body felt relaxed when I came to this booth.”

She said that she did not dare to learn about Falun Gong before because she had believed the Chinese regime’s propaganda re-broadcast by the Swedish media. Now that she learned the real story behind the persecution, she realized that Falun Gong is what she has been looking for. “I’ll definitely learn Falun Gong,” she said. “I wish I’d learned this sooner!”

Eager to Learn Falun Gong

A Swedish woman, Anette, and her boyfriend had attended several qigong classes before. She was excited about learning the practice after watching the Falun Gong presentation. She signed up for a Falun Gong introductory workshop.

An Iranian young man came to the Falun Gong booth and asked a lot of questions about Falun Gong. He also brought his family to watch the on-stage exercise demonstration and enrolled in a Falun Gong workshop. He told a practitioner excitedly, “My name is Omid, which means ‘hope’ in Persian.” He stayed at the Falun Gong booth until the end of the expo.

Learning about Falun Gong and the persecution from a Falun Gong practitioner

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Category: Other Community Events