The first Overseas Falun Dafa Young Disciples' Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held on December 27, 2003 at Shipai School's Auditorium in Taipei. Nearly 1,200 young Dafa disciples, their parents and guests from Japan, Malaysia and areas across Taiwan attended the conference.
Young disciples who attended the conference ranged from young children to high school students. The youngest was only two or three years old. At present, there are about 300,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Taiwan. Many practitioners' children practice Falun Gong, and many practitioners' family members also came to attend the conference.
Before the conference, more than 60 young disciples came to the stage to recite Falun Dafa scriptures, even some very young disciples could also recite the scriptures quite fluently.
Taipei Minghui School sponsored the conference. They received dozens of cultivation experience sharing papers. Due to the limitation of time, they could not arrange every young disciple to make a presentation. About 20 young disciples shared their cultivation experiences.
One of the hosts Chen Yunru is currently at her second year in high school, and she has practiced Falun Dafa for three years. She said in her experience sharing that, since her practise of Falun Gong, her schoolwork has never been negatively affected. She is a good student with excellent school reports, and she gets along well with her family members and students. Fellow students wrote in the Christmas cards they sent her that she is a good girl. She often tells her classmates about the truth of Falun Gong at school, most students have not been deceived by Jiang regime's lies. They know much about Falun Gong. As a Falun Dafa cultivator, she gets along well with her classmates.
One of the young disciples who reported their cultivation experience was little Ai Lun from Taipei. She mentioned her experience in March 2003 when she and her mother went to Hong Kong to attend Falun Dafa practitioners' activity. Upon arriving at Hong Kong airport, she and her mother were illegally detained by customs, because both their names were on Jiang regime's black list for practising Falun Gong. During over a dozen hours of detention, she didn't eat any food, and she witnessed Hong Kong police beating Falun Gong practitioners until their noses bled. She said she would no longer go to Hong Kong, nor would her good friend go.
A Taiwan young practitioner reported the cultivation experience on behalf of a 12-year-old practitioner from Washington DC. The practitioner said in his report that once at a composition writing class, they were asked to write about a famous person. He chose to write about Falun Dafa Master Li Hongzhi. In his composition, he talked about Master's teachings, and Master's contribution to humanity and society. In the classroom presentation, every student listened to him attentively, and they learned about Falun Gong and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance." He got an A+ for that composition. He also mentioned that once a student from China said some bad words once he heard of Falun Gong and repeated the "self-immolation" incident. The practitioner then told this student about the facts of Falun Gong and gave him a truth-clarifying VCD. That student changed his attitude toward Dafa later.
Minghui Schools from Japan, Canada and Washington DC presented short movies they produced, introducing activities in their Minghui Schools, including Fa [teachings and principles of Falun Gong contained in the book Zhuan Falun] study, exercise practice, arts performances and students' participation in truth clarification. The attendees gained further understanding of Minghui Schools overseas. The conference also received congratulatory message from Japan Minghui School.
After the conference, there was an arts performance, including singing songs composed by Falun Gong practitioners, dancing, music instrumental playing, movie, story-telling with patters, and drum performance. The instrumental music performances included playing over a dozen songs with an erhu, flute and other instruments. The atmosphere of the arts performance reached the climax with young practitioners' singing and dancing. The conference and arts performance concluded at dusk.
|Experience sharing||Young practitioners recite Dafa scriptures|
|Little children perform a song while clapping hands||Young practitioners perform the five sets of Falun Gong exercises|
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