Ellenbrook, Perth: Falun Gong Practitioners Praised for Inspiring Performance in Christmas Parade


(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners took part in a Christmas parade and festival in Ellenbrook, Perth, on December 10, 2022.

The grand parade kicked off in the evening, and spectators clapped, cheered, took photos, and made video recordings all along the parade route.

Falun Gong practitioners set up a booth during the festival and demonstrated the five exercises to introduce the mind-body practice. They also took part in the live performances and did a joyous waist drum dance on stage.

Falun Gong practitioners took part in the Ellenbrook Christmas parade on December 10.

Practitioners did a joyous waist drum dance on stage at the event.

 

The Falun Gong Exercises Lift People’s Hearts

Desirae and Josie watched practitioners demonstrate the exercises. Desirae said, “The booth looks great. The exercises lift people’s hearts and the sitting meditation looks natural. We can feel the energy coming from the meditation—that’s what drew us here and made us stop in our tracks.”

It was the first time they had heard of Falun Gong. They were astounded to learn about the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of its practitioners in China and signed the petition to call for an end to the human rights atrocities.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises at their information booth.
People sign a petition calling for an end to the persecution in China.

 

Falun Gong Had a Massive, Positive Energy in the Parade

Alok Handa and his son Arav loved the principles promoted by Falun Gong—Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.

Alok said, “The Falun Gong group in the parade was bright and colorful. They had a massive, positive energy as they marched past.”

He appreciated the Falun Gong principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. “This is beneficial to the younger generation. If we teach our kids these principles from a young age, it will benefit society.”

Alok Handa and his son Arav

 

Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance Are Such Important Values

Ronda Bowman was delighted to see Falun Gong practitioners in the parade. “Their yellow costumes are so bright. I took many photos they were so spectacular,” she said.

Her daughter Hanna said, ‘The dragon was cool.”

Ronda loved the dragon, too, but she loved the celestial maidens holding lotus flowers the most. “The principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance that Falun Gong teaches are so important because this is what today’s society lacks,” Ronda said.

“I still remember watching Falun Gong practitioners perform at the Perth Royal show, so when I saw their information booth, I thought I had to come over and find out more about this. I hope to see them again next year,” she said.

Ronda Bowman and her daughter Hanna were thrilled to see Falun Gong practitioners in the parade.

 

Waist Drum Performance Was So Free-Spirited and Joyful

Tara Edgelow said, “I come here to see the Christmas parade nearly every year. I am delighted to see Falun Gong. I love their waist drum performance. They are so free-spirited and joyful. The contingent has massive energy and joy. This is good for people’s mental health.”

Tara hopes to see Falun Gong practitioners again in next year’s Christmas parade.

Tara Edgelow said, “I am delighted to see Falun Gong in the parade.”
A practitioner tells someone about the persecution in China.

 

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