In southern Italy, at a prestigious private primary school, groups of children, led by their classroom teachers, are attentively learning the Falun Gong exercises via video. The atmosphere in the two-storey school, where the sounds of the melodious exercise music fill every classroom, is one of peace and harmony.
|Italian primary school students learn the Falun Gong exercises|
The three Chinese characters for "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" are inlaid in the main wall of the entryway. The pupils are gently encouraged to follow these main principles of Falun Dafa in their daily lives. Every child is taught how to be honest, kind, diligent, organized, responsible, helpful, considerate, patient, and tolerant.
The seeds of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance have been sown in the young hearts of these children.
The Chinese teachers at the school teach the children not only Chinese language skills such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing, but also about traditional Chinese culture. By playing "Leisure Life," a Chinese-language teaching video that is entertaining, fun, and instructional, the teachers show the children that behind the Chinese characters are 5,000 years of ancient culture. The culture's myths, legends, and fairy tales have been transmitted from generation to generation.
With a keen interest in and motivation to learn Chinese, the pupils have gained a good and intuitive grasp of the essence of traditional Chinese culture. As a result, the children find it much easier to understand Falun Dafa’s key principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and they put them into practice.
|Italian children learn about Falun Dafa|
Practising the Exercises at School
Since the Falun Dafa exercises are easy to follow, the children quickly get the hang of them by following the instructional video together on a large screen. It is gratifying for the teachers to see the children gain so much, both physically and psychologically, from the practice of Falun Dafa.
Falun Gong Warmly Welcomed in Educational Institutions around the World
Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) has been spread around the world since May 1992. Millions of people in more than 100 countries have greatly benefitted from the powerful practice system that helps them improve in both mind and body.
Whether in the East or the West, Falun Dafa has been warmly welcomed at educational institutions.
In Bangalore, India, an ancient Buddhist country, more than 80 teachers and students are practicing Falun Gong in several schools. A translation of Lunyu from the main book of Falun Dafa, Zhuan Falun, is also included in the frontispiece of the English textbooks at the school.
In Taiwan, where the citizens share their ancestry with mainland China, Falun Dafa is strongly supported in universities, as well as secondary and primary schools.
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