(Minghui.org) The Tampa Body Mind Spirit Festival was held at the Florida State Fairgrounds’ Special Event Centre on November 20 and 21, 2021. Falun Dafa practitioners set up a booth at the festival this year, and introduced the mind and body practice free of charge to people who were interested in learning.
Florida is popular vacation destination in November, given its warmer weather. People are becoming accustomed to restrictions from the CCP virus (coronavirus) and are starting to pay more attention to harmonizing their physical and mental health.
More people attended the festival this year than usual. The annual festival attracts local residents, tourists, and out-of-state vendors. Many visitors came from the west coast to attend the expo and some people took information about their local Falun Dafa practice sites.
Two women from the National Institute of Oriental Medicine and an employee of the University of South Florida invited practitioners to teach the practice on their respective campuses.
Mr. James, from North Carolina, wanted to try the Falun Dafa exercises during the festival. He said that the practice felt familiar to him, almost like he’d learned it before. He also said he felt a large energy field.
A mother and daughter chatted with practitioners for a long time. They both agreed that they felt a strong energy field at the Falun Dafa booth.
Tears came to a young man’s eyes when he learned that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) has been persecuting Falun Dafa practitioners for 23 years. He asked how he could help stop the persecution. He took a postcard to send to his member of congress that called for an end to CCP’s forced organ harvesting from Falun Dafa practitioners. The young man also took another Falun Dafa flyer to give to his grandmother. He said his grandmother would also want to help call for an end to the brutal persecution.
The festival organisers provided a conference hall for practitioners to demonstrate the exercises and raise awareness of the persecution. Local practitioners shared how they have benefited from the practice and also gave people their first-hand accounts of persecution.
An elderly man came up to the booth to express his gratitude and praise practitioners for their efforts. He expressed concern for Falun Dafa practitioners China. The man said that he had practiced Taichi in the past and felt a strong and comfortable energy field from the Falun Dafa practitioners. He expressed his wished to learn more about Falun Dafa.
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