Falun Gong practitioners in Canberra participated in
Australia's “National Folk Festival” on April 13-17, 2006. The following
are some interesting incidents that happened during the festival.
demonstrate the exercises
practitioners' booth is packed with people who have come to learn the facts
there was such a large crowd of people, the festival lasted until midnight every
night. To protect the precious paintings, two practitioners stayed in the booth
with the paintings each night. After 10:00 p.m. on the second night, five teenagers
came into the booth jumping and running. As the two practitioners were trying
to figure out a way to stop them, these kids started to notice the stories in
the paintings. They calmed down to look at the paintings and read the descriptions
carefully, one by one. Then a girl in the group insisted on buying the “Buddha
Statue” by Prof. Zhang Kunlun. They left quietly once the practitioners told them
that the paintings were not for sale.
the facts of the persecution through the painting exhibition
a practitioner was demonstrating the exercises, a lady started to pass by. For
some reason, she was deeply touched, tears running down her face, and she started
to learn the exercises right away.
learn the exercises
A young gentleman from Goulburn drove
an hour to the festival to find the Falun Gong booth just to buy an English version
Falun. He spent as much on an entry ticket as on the book, even though
he had come only to buy the book. He spent quite few hours exchanging understandings
with practitioners that same day, showing that he was eager to learn Dafa.
was heartwarming that many visitors came especially to the Falun Gong booth to
encourage the practitioners. Most of the visitors had heard of the Chinese Communist
Party's persecution of Falun Gong, and they expressed their admiration for
the practitioners' uncompromising spirits and their best wishes to the practitioners.
Posting date: 22/April/2006
article date: 20/April/2006