Seoul, South Korea: New Practitioners Learn Falun Dafa at Tianti Bookstore

Tianti Books in Seoul, South Korea concluded its 13th nine-day Falun Dafa lecture series on October 28, 2016. Several attendees shared their experiences of learning Falun Dafa.

Tianti Bookstore is dedicated to the teachings of Falun Dafa. In addition to online retail sales, the bookstore operates physical branches in Manhattan, New Jersey, Toronto, and Sydney.

Help from Six-Year-Old

Mr. Kim is in his 40s and had just learned Falun Dafa at the workshop. “My six-year-old son also helps me practice Falun Dafa,” he said. Because of his young age, the boy always stays with Mr. Kim. During the nine-day lecture series, however, the child was able to pick up some activities on his own and did not need his father’s constant attention. “This allows me to focus on learning the meditation,” Mr. Kim added.

He considered it a very productive session and said that his only regret was missing the first day of class. “I did not know about this until it was the second day of the session. I hope to make it up later,” he said.


Udumbara flowers on a window of Tianti Books in Seoul.
Udumbara flowers on a window of Tianti Books in Seoul.


Experiencing the Power of Forbearance

The participants mentioned that they had learned a lot during the sessions. Ms. Kim spoke how she follows the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in her daily life.

“Several days ago, I encountered an incident which was difficult for me to endure,” she explained. “I then remembered what we had learned in class. As a result, I was able to tolerate it.” She said this would have been unimaginable for her in the past.

Ms. Kim said the improvement of mind and character was followed by positive changes in her health. “I used to have severe headaches, as if several nails had been hammered into my head,” she recalled. Since that incident, the headaches have become much weaker. “It’s as if the nails have all been pulled out, and the wounds are beginning to recover,” she added.

The health benefits encouraged her to do more exercises. “Every day at home I do the exercises by following the video of Master Li [the founder of Falun Dafa]. It makes me feel great,” she said.


Udumbara flowers on a window of Tianti Books in Seoul.
Udumbara flowers on a window of Tianti Books in Seoul.


Witnessing Wondrous Events

Practitioners experienced many remarkable phenomena during the sessions. “When studying the second set of exercises on the third day, I closed my eyes. I could feel my existence in another dimension doing the exercises. Interestingly, I saw something round and red in front of my eyes—it was so real and was just like what Master Li said in his lecture.”

Another new practitioner said that, on the way home after the first lecture, she saw a light-yellow Falun rotating in her abdomen. “I realized I saw it through my celestial eye. It was truly amazing,” she said with excitement.

Several practitioners on the last day of the session saw Udumbara flowers on the window of the bookstore. According to Buddhist scriptures, Udumbara flowers bloom once every 3,000 years and are a blessing. This is the third time Udumbara flowers have been seen since the bookstore opened in July.

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