(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in Montreal introduced the cultivation practice to visitors at a Vietnamese food and culture festival held June 15 to 18, 2023. They also raised the awareness of the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) in China. Many people said they had a good time at the Falun Dafa booth.
The festival was held alongside the Lachine canal. There were over 20 booths, and many families came to enjoy the summer as well as experience Asian culture. People were drawn to the serene atmosphere at the booth and were glad to learn about the principles of the Falun Dafa cultivation practice–Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. Some stayed to talk to practitioners for a long time, while others learned how to fold paper lotus flowers.
Entire Family Benefits from Practicing Falun Dafa
A young woman shared her relative’s story. She has an aunt who lives in Vietnam. Her daughter had leukemia since birth and sustained her life through blood transfusion treatments until she was 15 years old. Later on, both her aunt and daughter began to practice Falun Dafa, and the daughter recovered from leukemia without having to undergo medical treatment. She is now 26 years old and studies overseas. She is in good health. The whole family is grateful to Falun Dafa for curing her cancer.
A young person said to Falun Dafa practitioners, “This is the best activity I attended today.”
Identifying with Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance
Rosalie and Lucas are university students. They spent a long time at the Falun Dafa booth. Rosalie said, “My drama teacher in university introduced us to Falun Dafa during a class, and everyone loved it.” Every time she passed by Chinatown in Montreal and saw practitioners raising awareness of the persecution in China, she would be moved. She said she loved the principles taught by Falun Gong. “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, these three words–I think they are great.”
Lucas is a law student, and it was the first time he had heard of Falun Dafa. He said he felt at peace while at the information booth. “To me, this looks like a practice that is based on meditation and calming one’s mind,” he said. “It attracts me. I believe Falun Dafa can help all kinds of people find inner peace.”
Tri, a young Vietnamese man listened intently as practitioners introduced the practice to him. He said when he is tired from work, he would go to Chinatown and join practitioners in doing the exercises. Although he does not know too much about the practice, he said he felt relaxed. He also condemned the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)’s persecution of Falun Dafa. “It is terrible that the Chinese Communist Party murders Falun Gong practitioners for their organs,” he said. “This is against human nature. I am from Vietnam. I know how fanatic the CCP is.”
Mr. Truffaut and his family of four passed by the Falun Dafa information booth and were drawn to the teachings. His daughter and son-in-law sat down to fold lotus flowers, while he and his wife listened to information about Falun Dafa. Mr. Truffaut told a practitioner that they came from Paris to visit his daughter and her husband, who work in Montreal. He said when he heard the three words Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, “I absolutely agree with them!” When the couple found out that there were free online classes for Falun Dafa in French, they said they would find out more about the practice when they returned to Paris.
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