(Minghui.org) Practitioners participated in the Meta Expo and the Gem Expo held at the Hyatt Regency Toronto from March 8-10, 2024.

They set up an information booth, demonstrated and taught the Falun Dafa exercises, and displayed Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Dafa, in English, Chinese, and other languages. Some people said they felt relaxed and sensed positive energy after practicing the exercises.

Practitioners distributed information about Falun Dafa and the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) ongoing persecution of practitioners in China. Some of the visitors said they’d talked to practitioners at previous events, and others purchased copies of Zhuan Falun.

Visitors were interested in learning about Falun Dafa at the Meta Expo.


Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are Important Human Values

Yuri, Satsuki, and Mitsuko work for a Japanese company and live in Canada. They read the information about Falun Dafa and said they had heard about it in Japan. The three ladies were eager to learn how to practice it.

They did the first four standing exercises and afterwards said they felt comfortable and energised. They wanted to learn how to do the fifth exercise, the meditation, but due to time constraints, they said they would go online and learn it.

When they heard that practitioners live by the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, Satsuki said that the Chinese characters were written the same way in Japanese. They said there are many similarities between the Chinese and Japanese languages and many ancient traditions from China still exist in Japan, one of them being Japanese Kanji characters, which are derived from Chinese.

After learning about the meaning of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in Japanese, they said these principles are important human values.

Yuri (right), Satsuki (middle), and Mitsuko (left) learning the Falun Dafa exercises


Relaxed after Practicing the Exercises

Idris, Elias, and Ehsan, all students, live in London, Ontario. Elias goes to university while Idris and Ehsan are in high school. Their parents suggested they learn Falun Dafa so the three young men tried Falun Dafa’s fifth meditation exercise.

They all said they felt relaxed afterward. Idris also said, “I felt the stress leave my body.”

Ehsan said, “I feel better and my muscles are not tight anymore.”

The young men said they were interested in practicing the exercises online at home.

They agreed with the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and said that they are meaningful and important human traits. When they heard about the CCP’s ongoing 25 years of persecution and forced live organ harvesting, they were shocked: “We knew the CCP set up an Internet firewall to block and censor outside information, but we really didn’t think that CCP would persecute people who believe in Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.”

Idris (right), Elias (middle), and Ehsan (left) practice Falun Dafa’s fifth exercise, a meditation.


Real Estate Agent Wants His Family to Know about Falun Dafa

The practitioners’ booth was next to one that featured gems and jewelry. The owner and employees were interested in Falun Dafa and the owner did the exercises with practitioners.

One of the jewelry store employees, Rafi, is also a real estate agent. He said, “Although this is the first time I’ve ever heard of Falun Dafa, I think its values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance convey what is especially important nowadays. There is so much change in the world now and people have to deal with all kinds of accidents and impermanence. The number of people who have mental illnesses is increasing. I think we really need the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to keep us physically and mentally healthy.” Rafi said he would recommend Falun Dafa to his family so that they could benefit from it, too.

Rafi also said he would tell others about the persecution of Falun Dafa and help practitioners end it.