July 22, 2006, the annual Washington DC Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing
Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. About 4,000 practitioners from
all over the world attended this grand occasion. At 10:40 a.m., benevolent and
great Master Li came to the conference and taught the Fa for 35 minutes. Master
touched upon several issues including disciples' cultivation environment
and the urgency of saving sentient beings.
Main conference hall
It has been exactly 7 years since
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20,
1999. During the past 7 years, disciples around the world have become more mature
and steadfast in Dafa. At the same time, the CCP has destroyed itself because
of the persecution, and Heaven will soon eliminate it.
the experience sharing conference, 14 practitioners shared their cultivation experiences
on studying the Fa, improving xinxing,
truth and saving sentient beings. Quite a few speakers shared how they looked
inside and broke through the isolation between fellow practitioners on projects
during their Fa-rectification work.
The conference site
A practitioner sharing his
Central US practitioner Ms. Hu shared how she strived to harmonize her family
during the process of doing the three
things. Though her husband was deeply poisoned by the CCP and used to be against
her cultivation, he was eventually moved by her persistent effort and great heart
of endurance: he quit the CCP and is now practicing Falun Dafa.
Toronto practitioner Mr. Wang works in a large pharmaceutical company.
He shared how he balanced the relation between everyday work and Fa-rectification
work. He said that as a practitioner one should “mind minor details while being
full of great aspirations.”
Washington, DC practitioner Brian Marple
shared his experience since he joined the Orchestra of the New Year Spectacular.
He explained how during the process he discovered his attachment to fame and the
show-off mentality. With diligent cultivation, he now can cooperate better with
other orchestra members.
Washington, DC practitioner Ms. Zhang has
been clarifying the truth and spreading the Nine
Commentaries on the Communist Party for a long time. Her simple words
and sincere heart to save the precious Chinese touched every conference attendee.
DuWong Kang went to China to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa and unfurled a
banner at Tiananmen Square in 2002. He was then illegally
arrested. He said that the experience gave him a deep understanding of the
evil nature of the persecution and the hardship of fellow practitioners in China.
In addition, in the comfortable cultivation environment of North America, this
experience helps him to remember his mission and discipline himself strictly in
order to better clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
Ms. Yu is a M.D. and works in a pharmaceutical company. Using her trip to eastern
Europe as an example, she shared her understanding on the importance and urgency
of exposing the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong
practitioners. She commented that one can still clarify the truth of this issue
with wisdom and rationality even if one doesn't have a medical background.
At 5:30 p.m., little practitioners from the Washington DC Minghui
School performed a dance called “Spreading Lotus Flowers.” The flowers symbolize
the seeds of Falun Dafa which have been spread to every corner of the world. The
purity of the children touched all the practitioners, who clapped along with the
music while the children danced elegantly.
The conference drew to
a close at 6:00 p.m.
Original article date: 23/July/2006