(Minghui.org) The US Open Tennis Championships is held annually at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York. The last match this year was held on September 11, 2022, and more than 600,000 fans attended the two-week-long tournament.

Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrated the exercises and distributed Falun Dafa informational flyers in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the US Open. Many passersby stopped to watch the exercise demonstration, and some asked for information about the practice. Some people joined in and tried the exercises.

Practitioners practiced the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in Queens, New York.

Talcos and his son had traveled from Greece to watch the US Open. They paused for some time to watch practitioners do the Falun Dafa exercises. A practitioner greeted them, and Talcos said, “This is great!”

The father and son expressed interest in the practice, but were not sure how to proceed since they’d come from Greece. A practitioner gave them the Falun Dafa website link and suggested they read more about the practice in Greek. They could also search for their local group practice sites in Greece.

Practitioners shared some of the ways that they’ve benefitted physically and mentally from cultivating Falun Dafa. Both Talcos and his son promised to learn more about Falun Dafa after they return to Greece.

Practitioners introduce Falun Dafa to passersby.

Maria and her daughter Tiffany had been passing by, but they stopped to learn about Falun Dafa and became interested in learning the exercises. A practitioner showed them how to do the exercises, and they were happy after trying them. Maria said, “We feel good after doing the exercises.” They inquired about local practice sites and learned about the free instructional videos that are available online.

Maria and her daughter Tiffany learn the exercises.

Alfanzo stopped to read about Falun Dafa on a poster board. A practitioner started to chat with Alfanzo and told him more about the practice.

Alfanzo shared that he worried about his health, since he had surgery in the past. Practitioners explained that there are many cases of practitioners experiencing health benefits after taking up Falun Dafa. Alfanzo decided he wanted to start practicing Falun Dafa and began learning the first standing exercise. He felt good and relaxed after practicing.

He happily told practitioners that he will continue to practice at home. A practitioner gave him information so that he could read more about Falun Dafa and find local practice sites online. Alfanzo exchanged his contact information with a practitioner and expressed his sincere gratitude for practitioners’ volunteer efforts.

Alfanzo (middle, in red) learns the first standing exercise with Falun Dafa practitioners.

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