Report on the Taiwan Hualian Minghui School Winter Camp

After participating in the Taiwan Education Expo from January 22 to 24, 2005, the Hualian Minghui School held a five-day winter camp. Because Minghui School promotes "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" to students, focusing on "virtue" and moral education, society gives it prominent recognition. The Minghui school winter-camp had over 30 applicants. They all studied and progressed together at the camp.

The lessons started with the students introducing themselves. Every day, besides studying the principles of Falun Dafa and practising the exercises, there were a lot of arts and crafts, such as making paper lotus flowers, painting, learning songs, playing the waist drum and many other activities. There were also English classes and movies.

The little students behaved very well. Many children, on their own initiative, helped to clean the classroom, serve other students, and take care of their younger siblings. Students who arrived at the classroom early started by reading Hong Yin. The children did the exercises for longer and longer times each day, and learned to apply the principle of "Truthfulness- Compassion-Forbearance" in their lives.

A group photo of students and teachers

Here are some experiences that the students wanted to share:

Yue Ting: I feel happy here. I am happy to learn "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." I want to thank teacher and thank Master.

Yuwei: I learned Falun Dafa. I believe "Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance" means we should be honest, speak the truth, be willing to help, be kind, and endure hardships. Others may curse you, but you should not fight back.

Tianyun: If my elder brother is running in the street and a car is going to strike him, I will save him. On the bus, I will let a pregnant woman take my seat.

Zhiyu: I made a lot of new friends in the class. The classes taught "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance," and helped me learn more about Falun Gong.

Bingxiang: I am glad to come and learn Falun Dafa here. I also learned the principle of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." I felt I learned a lot here. I like the Falun Dafa class most.

Yifen: I am happy to come here. The teachers told us interesting stories.

Yingtong: I couldn't follow the class in the beginning. Later I made a lot of friends. We went to a park and saw a lot of fallen leaves. So we were "compassionate" and swept the leaves. If I get tired doing the exercises, I tell myself to forbear it. I only think about doing my best. I am happy here and I have changed my bad temper. If possible, I want to come again.

Minghui: In the classes, I learned to help others more, and let other students receive benefits first. We must not curse other people. If someone curses you, just ignore him, and forbear. Speak the truth and behave honestly.

Jiarou: I am happy to attend these classes. I learned the meaning of "Truthfulness Compassion Forbearance." One afternoon (on a bus), I saw a pregnant woman and I gave my seat to her. I was happy because I showed "Compassion." I want to learn more about Falun Dafa.

Zhuyu: I learned a lot of things I didn't know. I like this place very much. While doing the exercises, my arms and legs were sore. But I am happy. In paper-cutting class, Yaru, who was beside me, didn't know how to do it, so I taught her. This was my Compassion. People should help each other.

Nianhuan: I was afraid in the beginning. Later I was happy. I learned carefully in the class. I told granny a lot of things about the school.

Mengling: I learned a lot here, studying Fa and doing the exercises. I saw an elder sister help a young girl correct her gestures. She was so kind. She expressed Compassion.

Yuxiang: I thank the teachers who taught us exercises. I like you all.

Bingchen: I am not a new student, but my exercises movements are more accurate. Since the teacher corrected me, I am doing better now.

Bingjun: I am so happy to take classes here, but the time is too short. I want to attend more classes. I like the paper cutting class, making paper lotus flowers and the painting class. I wish I could come again.

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