Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the 31st annual Granny Smith Festival in Sydney's suburb of Ryde last weekend, performing music and demonstrating the exercises for a crowd of 90,000 attendees. The deputy mayor of the city said of the Falun Dafa group's Tian Guo Marching Band, “From their uniforms to their music, everything is excellent.”
For more than a decade, practitioners of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) around the world have participated in all kinds of community events to raise awareness of and call for help to end the persecution of the meditation practice in China and the Chinese regime's killing of practitioners for their organs. This report covers news from Europe and six events held in Australia, Slovakia, the United States, South Korea, Japan, and Mexico in the past few weeks.
Practitioners shared their stories of improving themselves by looking inside to discover their shortcomings and then working to eliminate them. A common theme at Falun Dafa conferences held elsewhere around the world was repeated by attendees here: Studying the teachings well, and measuring one's thoughts, words and actions with them, are fundamental to advancing in the practice.
Mr. Song Anyu from Harbin, was brutally tortured during multiple detentions aimed at forcing him to renounce his faith. Since his release, he has been faced with physical and financial difficulties.
Productive Youth: Taiwan College Students Travel to Hong Kong to Tell Chinese Tourists about Falun Gong (Part 2)
This article of the series features the story of a college senior who was healed of severe allergies after learning Falun Gong and how he joined efforts to raise awareness in Hong Kong.
Ms. Sun was sentenced to prison after the last two arrests and incarcerated for close to 10 years for her belief.
~ Grassroots Resistance in China ~
~ Improving Oneself ~
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all