By Stephen de Jager/Weekend Notes
Based on the teachings found within the Zhuan Falun (Turning the Law Wheel) by Mr Li Hongzhi, is the paramount work of Falun Dafa.
Falun Dafa is also known as Falun Gong, and is a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice. Practitioners attest to both mental and physical well being benefits as a result of practising the art form.
From what I have read and what has been said by the practitioners I have spoken with, Falun Dafa is easy to learn, working through the series of exercises, meditation and developing one's "Heart/Mind Nature".
Falun Dafa is freely practised in more than 110 countries worldwide with all practice sites organised by volunteers. Instruction in the ancient art is completely free of charge.
On Saturday, whilst watching the demonstration put on by practitioners in Brisbane Square, Brisbane City, it was brought to my attention that the Communist Party China is persecuting the peaceful adherents of this passive, healing art form.
I, of course, signed the proffered petition immediately and made the attempt to gather more insight as to why such peaceful people are suffering. I was told that simply, the Communist in China fear the number of people practising the art and fear reprisal or a loss of their power base in that country.
Whether this is actually the case, or not, is beside the point. The beauty being found in the meditative practices, movements and philosophy and I for one, am very interested in finding out more about the art and the atrocities, purported to be going on in Communist China, as we take our ease in this, our wondrously free, first world country.
Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) provides practitioners with a wide variety of health benefits, peaceful meditation and is perfectly suited to all ages. The art contains five sets of exercise, which are easy to learn, while all activities and events, free of charge and more information found on their website; Australian Falun Gong.
Stephen de Jager is a freelance writer working with WeekendNotes.
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Posting date: 5/October/2011
Original article date: 2/October/2011
Category: Media Report