(Minghui.org) Practitioners demonstrated the Falun Dafa exercises and distributed information about the practice on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at Cove at Batavia PIK, a tourist attraction in Jakarta’s Chinatown. Many tourists were drawn to the peaceful music and practitioners’ graceful exercise movements.
Several tourists stopped and watched practitioners as they did the exercises. They talked to practitioners who were handing out fliers. Two men from China refused to take the fliers. A practitioner later approached them and told them about Falun Dafa and the ongoing persecution in China. They said that they did not hold negative opinions about Falun Dafa despite the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) propaganda. Before they left, the practitioner asked them to learn about Falun Dafa while they were outside of China.
A couple saw the practitioners meditating and the husband began to mimic their hand movements. A practitioner showed him how to cross his legs and do the movements. He was happy and asked if he needed to focus on breathing. The practitioner explained that he just needed to empty his mind and listen to the music.
“How long do I need to do this and what are the benefits?” he asked. The practitioner told him how her health and temperament improved after she began practicing. She also explained why the CCP launched the persecution of Falun Dafa in China in July 1999.
While listening to the practitioner, the wife began to do the exercise movements. Before they left, the practitioner gave them paper lotus flowers with “Falun Dafa is Good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is Good” written on them.
Another couple stopped and watched the practitioners exercise for a long time. They asked about the physical and mental benefits of practicing Falun Dafa. They told the practitioner that the exercise movements were graceful and asked if they could take a photo in front of practitioners as they did the exercises.
A woman enjoyed the exercise music and asked for more information about Falun Dafa. A practitioner asked if she wished to learn the exercises. She gladly joined them.
After the practitioners were done exercising, they continued handing out information about Falun Dafa. One woman who previously talked to practitioners and did some of the exercises returned, and asked if they could teach her more movements. A practitioner taught her the exercises and sent a link to the exercise videos to her cell phone. The practitioner also told her and her friends about the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa in China.
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