It has been fifteen years since Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) was introduced to the public by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Falun Dafa unveiled the characteristics of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. Falun Dafa practitioners have improved their health and characters. Spread to more than eighty countries and has benefited 100 million people around the world. Falun Dafa associations in different countries decided to designate May 13th as World Falun Dafa Day to commemorate the great day for all humanity.
|Three thousand practitioners Chinese characters in the rain to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day in 2005|
|Practitioners wish Master Li happy birthday on World Falun Dafa Day in 2006|
It has been twelve years since Falun Dafa was introduced in Taiwan in 1995. Five hundred thousand Taiwanese people currently practise Falun Gong including all ranks of life like professors, doctors, lawyers, engineers, government employees, policemen, farmers, workers, businessmen, student and housewives. It is highly praised by the government and the society. To celebrate World Falun Dafa Day in 2007, this report reviews the flourishing of Falun Gong in Taiwan in the following aspects:
- Falun Dafa introduced to Taiwan and benefits practitioners
- Falun Gong and Teachers' Workshops
- Spreading Falun Gong and purifying people's hearts
- 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance' Art Exhibition and Validating the Fa Photo Exhibition
- Exposing the persecution and truth-clarification.
- Supporting tide of quitting the CCP
- Condemning CCP atrocity of live-organ-harvesting
- Recognition from all circles of society
- Sharp contrast with Mainland China
|More than 7000 attend an experience sharing conference in Hsinchuang Stadium in Taipei (2006)|
|More than 400 practitioners and their family members in Pingtung County wish Master Li Happy Chinese New Year in 2007|
1. Falun Dafa introduced to Taiwan and benefits Practitioners
The first group exercise site was established in Taipei Yangming Mountain on April 27th, 1995. Because Falun Gong stresses virtue and the cultivation of the heart, its outstanding health effect and its free cultivation format, people spread it by word of mouth. It gained people hearts in Taiwan. Many people have benefited from it. They do good jobs at work, improve themselves and are well recognised in the society. They have become a force of social stability.
Master Li Hongzhi visited Taiwan in November 1997 and taught the Fa in Taipei and Taichung for ten hours. Close to one thousand practitioners listened to the teaching and were greatly encouraged. Falun Gong wasn't widely known at that time. These practitioners became the seeds that spread the practice to different areas of Taiwan.
The peaceful "April 25th" Appeal in Beijing put Falun Gong on the international stage. The media coverage of this appeal and the suppression of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime have made Falun Gong well-known. More Taiwanese people found out what Falun Gong was from this event. The number of people practising Falun Gong increased sharply. The number of group exercise sites grew to one thousand. Every town now has a group exercise site, including a dozen sites in Penghu, Kinmen and Matzu.
Besides group exercise, practitioners also introduced Falun Dafa at tourists spots, stations, parks, squares and shopping centres. The peace and beauty of the practice has been spread to every corner of Taiwan.
According to a survey released by Department of Economics of Taiwan University on December 28th, 2002, 78% of Falun Gong practitioners were satisfied with their own health compared to 24% before they started cultivation. These statistics positive effect of Falun Gong on improving social mode.
A report on Munsangpoh Newspaper on May 16th, 2004 indicated that a survey proved the health effect of Falun Gong. Before they started cultivation, Falun Gong practitioners used to visit doctors twelve times a year on average, the same with others. The number dropped to six times after they started cultivation.
2. Falun Gong Organisations and Teachers' Workshop
Having benefit from Falun Gong, Many Falun Gong practitioners established Falun Dafa groups at their work places. You can see group exercises everywhere, especially during lunch breaks.
Teachers' workshops were held during summer and winter breaks in many counties and cities in the recent seven years. Falun Gong practitioners who have specialty in different fields introduced Falun Gong to educators. The workshops were well received by Educational Bureaus, principals and teachers. Many educators joined the cultivation. Sixty to seventy Falun Dafa organisations have been established in colleges and universities.
At the Teachers' Workshop in Hu-Wei Senior High School in July 2005, seventeen principals gave an introductory speech. Two hundred teachers and staff members participated in the workshop. The gym was filled to capacity. Experts and scholar Falun Gong practitioners shared their experiences. The workshop received warm feedback. A follow-up nine-day-lecture series was held in Dou-Liou and Hu-Wei.
|Falun Gong Teachers' Workshop in Yunlin County|
|Falun Gong Summer Camp in Tainan Minghui School|
(To be continued)
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