Bulgaria: Group Sharing and Activities to Raise Awareness in Varna

Practitioners in Bulgaria held a one-day group study and sharing on August 25, 2012. After studying Zhuan Falun, the practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. Some shared about the need for concentration during Fa study and the need to strengthen righteous thoughts to stay focused. They then studied some selected new articles by Master Li. After the study, one practitioner said that he felt a strong energy purifying his body.

A new practitioner said that the group study and sharing was great. “It was very pure and righteous from the very beginning to the end, and it was filled with compassion. I now have a deeper understanding of some of the teachings. Master told us many times that we should study and practice in groups, and today I truly felt the huge energy of us as one group. I had never experienced this before...”

Another practitioner shared, “This event helped me to realize the importance of group study. Moreover, I realized that I can only cultivate to higher levels by letting go of attachment to qing. When I looked inside, I realized that I was very attached to it. I will strive to achieve the state of selflessness.”

Group practice at Ocean Park at a Black Sea beach

Group practice at Ocean Park at a Black Sea beach

At around 9:00 a.m. on August 26, the practitioners came to Ocean Park near a beach of the Black Sea. They formed two groups during group practice so that one could help the other correct their exercise movements. The group practice finished after 1:00 p.m., and all of the practitioners were very happy, as their postures were corrected by fellow practitioners and they had an opportunity to improve in accepting criticism.

After 2:00 p.m., the practitioners visited several local Chinese restaurants to let people know about Falun Gong and help people quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Several restaurant owners told them that they knew the CCP was bad and every Chinese person would agree. “Why do so many Chinese people strive to leave China? It is because living there is very hard,” said one restaurant owner.

Over the course of the afternoon, several restaurant owners decided to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations. They were also very grateful for the practitioners who periodically delivered the Chinese Epoch Times newspaper to their businesses. One restaurant owner said, “I used to have a Falun Gong [practitioner] employee. He was great, and we all liked him. He later went to another country, and we all miss him.”

On August 27, several practitioners visited Chinese restaurants in a nearby city. One restaurant owner told them, “I know that Falun Gong is good, and all practitioners of Falun Gong are good people. Thank you so much for helping me to quit the CCP. However, several family members of mine have not quit the party, can you please help them quit the CCP as well?”

A total of 24 restaurant owners and employees quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations during this group effort.

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