Cyprus: Introducing Falun Gong in Limassol

Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) practitioners in Cyprus held activities in Limassol, the second largest city in Cyprus, on May 21, 2017 to introduce the traditional spiritual practice to the public. Their large Falun Dafa banner and beautiful exercise demonstration attracted the attention of many people. Passersby received flyers about the practice and also learned about the persecution of Falun Gong in China.

Falun Gong practitioners demonstrate the exercises in Limassol

A Falun Gong practitioner teaches children how to meditate

Passersby learn about Falun Gong

Children playing on the city square were fascinated by the exercise demonstration. They learned the exercises from a Falun Gong practitioner and concentrated well during the meditation part of the exercises. A sixth-grader wanted to invite practitioners to teach the exercises at his school.

A waiter at a nearby restaurant came over to ask for several copies of the introductory flyer so that he could share them with his colleagues. One woman was so happy to find Falun Gong in Limassol that she stayed for quite a while to watch the exercises.

Another woman was curious as to whether Falun Gong could help people calm down. A practitioner introduced the principles of Falun Gong – Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance – and shared her own experience of eliminating anxiety through the practice. The woman asked, “I would like to stay calm when I feel hurt by someone. Do you think I can, if I practice Falun Gong?” The practitioner told her that self-cultivation enables one to change oneself and remain calm. The woman was very grateful for the information.

When people learned about the persecution of Falun Gong in China, they showed their support for practitioners and expressed their sincere wish that the persecution would end soon.

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