Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) is an ancient, high-level cultivation practice based on the fundamental characteristic of the universe—Truthfulness, Compassion, Endurance. "Cultivation" means continuously striving to better harmonize oneself with these universal principles while “Practice” refers to the exercises – five sets of easy-to-learn gentle movements and meditation. Cultivating oneself is considered essential; while practicing the exercises complements the process of improving oneself.
Now practiced by over 100 million people in over 80
countries, Falun Dafa was first introduced to the general public on May 13, 1992
by Master Li Hongzhi in
The teachings of Falun Dafa are encompassed in the books Zhuan Falun (Turning The Law Wheel) and Falun Gong. Zhuan Falun is the most comprehensive and essential work of Falun Dafa while Falun Gong is an introductory book recommended for beginners. Also Central to the Teachings are the Nine Lecture Videos that comprehensively teach this system of 'Xiu Lian' or 'Cultivation Practice'.
The book Zhuan Falun has been translated to over 30 languages and has deeply touched the lives of tens of millions around the world.
All books of Falun Dafa are available for free download on www.falundafa.org
Falun Dafa has five gentle exercises that cultivate both body and mind - greatly improving Health , while at the same time increasing inner tranquility. Millions around the world have experienced Profound Health Benefits through practicing Falun Dafa.
The exercises are easy to learn and can be self-taught using Exercises Instruction Videos available for download on www.falundafa.org
"Falun Dafa is an ancient cultivation practice based on the universal principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance";... the great compassion and tolerance demonstrated by Falun Dafa practitioners in upholding the principles of their practice under the most severe environment had touched the hearts of people throughout the city, state, nation and world" - Resolution Passed by The Massachusetts House of Representatives
“Whereas Falun Gong is a peaceful and nonviolent form of personal belief and practice with millions of adherents in the People's Republic of China and elsewhere... the campaign of persecution has been generated by the Government of the People's Republic of China, is carried out by government officials and police at all levels, and has permeated every segment of society and every level of government in the People's Republic of China” -United States Congress Resolution 188. Unanimously Passed (420-0).
In a few years after its public introduction in 1992, owing to its profound health benefits, Falun Dafa quickly grew in popularity to have more than 100 million practitioners in China alone. In 1999, for no other reason than the sheer number of dedicated practitioners, and the Marxist ideology of the regime being against anything spiritual, the Chinese regime launched a brutal persecution campaign against Falun Dafa practitioners - one similar in nature to what had already been happening against Tibetan Buddhists. As you read this, millions are being persecuted by the CCP for nothing more than their steadfast faith in Truthfulness - Compassion - Endurance.
Thousands of innocents, including women and the elderly, have been tortured to death; hundreds of thousands sent to labor camps and there have been over 100,000 confirmed cases of torture in police custody. As of today( 15th June, 2008 ) there have been 3,137 confirmed cases of deaths due to torture.
This inhumane persecution has been strongly condemned by The International Community and Human Rights Organizations around the world.
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A Touching animation on the persecution endured by Child Practitioners in China:
Practice Around The World: