(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners participated in the Health and Wellness Expo held in Winnipeg from February 18 to 19, 2023, and showcased the beauty of Falun Dafa.

The Health and Wellness Expo aims to provide people with information on health and wellness. It was first held in Winnipeg in 1994 and has been held in many cities in western Canada. This year it was held at the Royal Bank Convention Centre in Winnipeg.

Practitioners set up a booth to introduce Falun Dafa to the public and taught the exercises for free. Many people gladly accepted informational brochures and some learned the exercises. Some said that they felt very comfortable after trying the exercises and hoped to continue doing them.

Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises at the Health and Wellness Expo

Diogo read the introduction about Falun Dafa and wanted to learn more. He told a practitioner, “I have been looking for a meditation practice, and I always feel that it should have a deeper meaning. It is really wonderful to learn about Falun Dafa.” He planned to keep in touch with practitioners.

Diogo talks with a practitioner

A practitioner introduced Falun Dafa to a middle-aged man, telling him that Falun Dafa is based on the principles of the universal characteristics of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. The man was shocked when he heard about the persecution of practitioners in China. He said, “I believe that Falun Dafa is wonderful.”

An elderly man said that he attended a Shen Yun performance and wanted to know more about Falun Dafa. After listening to a practitioner explain what Falun Dafa is, he said that he had a feeling in his heart that he could not describe. He said he felt very compassionate energy when he watched practitioners doing the exercises. He went back to the booth several times to talk with practitioners. He even brought his daughter, hoping that she would also learn about Falun Dafa.

Many people learned about Falun Dafa during the two day event. Some expressed great interest and asked where the nearest practice site was. Some Chinese people learned the facts and withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organisations. Many people learned about the persecution of Falun Dafa in China and thanked practitioners for sharing the information. Some said that they would pay more attention to the persecution or tell people about it.

Rick, the organizer of the event, thanked practitioners for being there and telling people about Falun Dafa. He said that he looked forward to practitioners participating in the expo in Autumn 2023 and in Spring 2024.


Background: What Is Falun Dafa and Why Is the CCP Persecuting It?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide.

Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.

Jiang Zemin, former head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), perceived the spiritual discipline’s growing popularity as a threat to the CCP’s atheistic ideology and on July 20, 1999, he issued an order to eradicate the practice.

Under Jiang’s personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organisation with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Dafa.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of practitioners as a result of the persecution over the past 23 years. The actual number is believed to be much higher. Countless practitioners have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith.

There is concrete evidence that the CCP sanctions the harvesting of organs from detained practitioners, who are murdered to supply China’s organ transplant industry.

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