Taiwan: Group Practice of 7,500 Held at Freedom Plaza (Photos)

(Clearwisdom.net) On November 26, one day before the Asian-Pacific Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference, over 7,500 practitioners from Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Singapore, and several other countries held a group practice at the Freedom Plaza in Taipei.

Group practice at Freedom Plaza. A spectacular practice site of 7,500 practitioners attracts many tourists

A spokesperson for the Taiwan Falun Dafa Association pointed out that Falun Dafa is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions around the world, with over 100 million people who have benefited from the practice. The number of practitioners in Taiwan is second only to Mainland China. She said, “Today, we formed a portrait of our Master. We want to express our heart-felt gratitude to our Master for giving us a new life, and to let people know the beauty of Falun Dafa and the fact that Falun Dafa is widely practiced around the world.”

Joyce from Sweden learned Falun Dafa in Changchun, in 1993. She said that she was very fortunate to be a part of Master’s portrait. She felt that she was immersed in a giant energy field.

Many passersby and tourists were attracted to the demonstration and started to learn the exercises

Sang Dexun, 32, is from Brazil. One of his friends gave him a copy of Zhuan Falun eight years ago. He was inspired and started to learn the exercises via the Internet. He said that the biggest benefit from the practice was improvement in mind nature and spirit. He said that he is very peaceful now and hardly moved by anything. Sang is now working on a Master's degree at Taiwan Normal University.

'巴西学员桑得逊(Sang Dexun)'
Sang Dexun, a practitioner from Brazil

Practitioner Mingxin (Pen name) is from Israel. As a fresh college graduate, she moved to Hong Kong three months ago for a new job. She came to this conference with fellow practitioners from Hong Kong. Her Caucasian face attracted much attention, and yet she spoke fluent Chinese. She also shared her xinxing improvement, as she is improving in every aspect of life. She learned about Falun Dafa from a friend in 2005.

Macao practitioner Lin Yiming

Macao practitioner Lin Yiming learned the practice in Mainland China. He was on a business trip to Suifenhe, Heilongjiang Province during the Lantern Festival of 1997. A company executive gave him three Falun Dafa books as a gift. On his way back home, he almost finished reading the three books. Lin said that in the past he had tried many qigong practices, because of health problems. When he got the Falun Dafa books, he was deeply drawn into them and started his journey with the practice immediately. His wife and two daughters are now also practitioners. He said that he came this time to learn how to clarify the truth to Mainland Chinese people from fellow practitioners in Taiwan.

When the practitioners formed Master’s Li’s portrait at the Plaza, many Mainland Chinese tourists and other local people were attracted to the site. They asked for Falun Gong truth-clarifying materials and took photos of the scene.

A Mainland tourist told a practitioner that the line-up was spectacular and they could not see this in China. The practitioner then told him, “Falun Dafa is good. Quit the Chinese Communist Party for a safe future.” He smiled and said, “Yes.”

Mr. Ren from Mainland China watched for a long time and exclaimed, “Master Li Hongzhi is very powerful, and Falun Gong is a true cultivation practice. His disciples can sit so long during the lining up.” He commented that the CCP did two major wrong things. The Cultural Revolution and the persecution of Falun Gong.

Another Mainland tourist said that many people had heard about this character-forming event and they came from Hong Kong just to see it. He estimated that there were probably over 100 Chinese tourists who came to Taiwan just to witness this event.

Mr. and Mrs. Huang from Hong Kong stopped by Freedom Plaza on their last day in Taiwan, and they took many photos of the group practice site. Mrs. Huang said that she rarely saw such a spectacular scene in Hong Kong. She said it was hard to believe that so many people can sit together to practice the same exercises. When they learned that Falun Gong is being persecuted in China, they were completely surprised and puzzled.

Two western tourists were fascinated by the practice site

Many passersby were attracted by the peaceful exercise demonstration and started learning the exercises on site.

Mr. Liao Huashi is a high-tech company manager who started practicing Falun Gong six years ago. While he is always busy at work, regular practice of Falun Gong exercises and Fa study have helped him to maintain a peaceful heart. He thus can work more efficiently. Today, his mother, mother-in-law, wife, and child all practice Falun Gong.

Mr. and Mrs. Liao and their child

Ms. Dong Sijin has practiced Falun Gong for 15 years. During the Chinese character event and later Master’s portrait forming, she felt that she was surrounded by a powerful energy field and was not tired or thirsty during the two-hour sitting. Her mind was very pure. Working for a travel agency, she has worked with numerous customers, and she always tries her best to serve every customer to their satisfaction. In any conflict, she now always looks inside to improve her forbearance.

Painter Meng Qiwen attended a nine-day lecture class this past July, and she said that she loves studying the Fa . “I have tried many cultivation practices before, but I knew they were not what I was looking for. When I got in touch with Falun Gong, I realized that this was what I had been looking for, for so long.”

Early in the morning, a police officer came and asked about the schedule of practitioners’ activities. He then left. Practitioner Cai Shouren, who was in charge of renting the venue, said that Taiwan police know Falun Gong well and they respect practitioners.

Cai said, “While Freedom Plaza is next to the Presidential Compound and we have so many people, they are not worried at all. Not a single police officer has been deployed to watch us.”

Posting date: 12/1/2011
Category: Community Events
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