(Minghui.org) Approximately 150 students and their teachers at the Joaquim Luiz de Brito State School learned the Falun Dafa exercises on September 27, 2023. The Falun Dafa practitioners also told them how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes the spiritual discipline in China, the country of its origin.

Several students said they liked the practice and some said they felt energy when they did the exercises. After the event, teachers and students asked about Falun Dafa books.

Students and teachers at the Joaquim Luiz de Brito State School learned the Falun Dafa exercises on September 27.


Positive Changes After Practicing Falun Dafa

Fabio de Lima teaches philosophy in several state and municipal high schools in Brazil. For the past six years, he has invited practitioners to schools to show students the Falun Dafa exercises.

Mr. De Lima said that he observed a positive change in the students after they practice Falun Dafa. “They are calm, and have more self-control and mental clarity,” he said.

He explained that learning Falun Dafa is a treat for his students and, “a very special form of meditation in movement that leads to internal balance and strengthening.”

Fabio de Lima (left) and coordinator Ms.Vera (middle) from the Joaquim Luiz de Brito State School each received a copy of Falun Gong (one of Falun Dafa’s main books).


Students Experience the Power of Falun Dafa

The students were divided into three groups to practice the exercises and learn about the CCP’s persecution. The students said they felt calm after they practiced the five Falun Dafa exercises.

Melissa, 16, meditates at home. She said, “I have a lot of thoughts. When I’m at home, I turn on some music and try not to think.”

However, doing the Falun Dafa exercises produced a different effect. This was the first time Melissa did them and she said her erratic thoughts stopped, and her entire body felt light. After she did the fifth exercise, the meditation, Melissa said, “I felt calm and empty.”

Wesley, 18, felt warm and cool energies while he did the third Falun Dafa exercise, which involves up and down hand motions that bring energy into and out of the body.

When she practiced the second exercise, Samanta, 13, said she felt energy in her palms. Carol, 12, said she felt a spinning wheel.

Wesley, Igor and Donavan (from left to right), students who did the five exercises at the school, hold the lotus flowers they received.

Despite rain on October 1, one of the students, Igor, went to the practice site at Água Branca Park to do the five exercises again and read the Falun Dafa book with practitioners.

A practitioner told students that Falun Dafa was popular in China in 1990s, but the CCP began persecuting the practice 24 years ago.
Igor (second from right) and others learn the fourth Falun Dafa exercise in Água Branca Park on Sunday, October 1.