(Minghui.org) Practitioners participated in the Kumeu Farmers Show on March 9 and 10 in Auckland, New Zealand and introduced Falun Dafa. Their exercise demo, waist drum performance, and dragon dance were well received by event attendees.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises during the Kumeu Farmers Show on March 9 and 10 in Auckland, New Zealand
People are interested in learning Falun Dafa exercises.

Over 200 vendors joined the farmers fair and there are various activities including a logging competition, sheep shearing competition, Scottish Highland dancing, motorcycle show, tractor parade, and so on.

Many people visited the Falun Dafa booth to learn more about the practice. Impressed by the teachings of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, some said they could feel a peaceful field and were happy to hear how practicing Falun Dafa benefits the mind and body. Some registered for the upcoming free Nine-Day Falun Dafa Seminar in April.

People stopped to ask for more information about Falun Dafa.
Practitioners’ waist drum performance


New Zealand Minister: Kindness and Tolerance Will Prevail

Chris Penk, Minister for Building and Construction as well as Minister for Land Information, joined the farmers show by riding a tractor in the parade. He is also a Member of the New Zealand Parliament.

“We need a lot more Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in society these days,” Mr. Penk said. Due to Falun Dafa’s positive impact, he said, “It is good to see a presence here, spreading that news and providing material for people to think about… because that is part of what makes the area great.”

Having tried meditation in the past, he was interested in systems that could bring relaxation and help one focus. He strongly believes in freedom of belief. “It’s the right we strive to protect so I hope very much that tolerance and compassion, in that way, prevail all across the world,” he added.

Minister for Building and Construction Chris Penk joined the tractor parade (left) and talked with a Falun Dafa practitioner (right).


Nurse: Peace and Energy

Carolyn Parris is a nurse and said she was glad to receive information about the Nine Day Falun Dafa Seminar in April. She felt seeing practitioners at the event opened a door for her to explore more and she would definitely attend the seminar.

She felt the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are great because they could promote cooperation between people instead of selfishness. This will lead to peace in the world with less health issues. Parris believed a peaceful mind would also impact one’s health, and one has to follow these principles by practicing them.

Practitioners gave a dragon dance performance


A Peaceful Mind

Katharina was a vendor during the event. After watching practitioners demonstrate the exercises, she wished to learn them. She said practitioners seemed very peaceful, so she wanted to know more about Falun Dafa.

Due to her high-stress life, Katharina sometimes had many chaotic thoughts and she wanted to be calm like Falun Dafa practitioners. That’s why she wanted to know more and said she would read Falun Dafa’s teachings.

Katharina learns the second Falun Dafa exercise.


Universal Values

Jessica Greaves is the manager of the bus company. She was excited to see Chinese culture showcased in the waist drum performance and dragon dance. She agreed with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance of Falun Dafa. She said even though she’s busy, she tries to be kind to everyone.

Jessica Greaves, manager of a bus company, said she liked practitioners’ dragon dance and waist drum performances.

A Chinese woman told a practitioner that one of her coworkers was arrested for practicing Falun Dafa and her salary was suspended, but she did not stop practicing.

The woman said the coworker used to have a poor health, and relied on all kinds of medication and supplements. But all her illnesses were resolved after she took up Falun Dafa. She gave away all her nutritional supplements and said she no longer needed them. Inspired by her coworker, the woman did the exercises and read Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa. Although she did not continue with the practice, she felt very comfortable during that time and her life was smooth.

Because of family issues, the woman said she had some negative thoughts. But they were gone after she read Zhuan Falun. She said the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are universal values. If everyone follows them, there would be no bad people in this world.

Because she lives outside China, she attended a Shen Yun performance, and was moved to tears. She is happy China’s traditional values are being brought to the world, but feels bad that people inside communist China cannot see the show.