(Minghui.org) The 20th Israeli Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held on April 12, 2024, in Ra’anana. Falun Dafa practitioners from all over the country attended the event, and 10 practitioners talked about their cultivation.

This conference was originally scheduled for October 13, 2023, but was postponed due to the October 7 attacks on Israel, leaving the entire country in a volatile situation.

During the conference, practitioners discussed how they overcame challenges in their personal lives thanks to the teachings of Falun Dafa. Many of the practitioners in attendance, including new ones, said they found the cultivation experiences very inspiring for their spiritual progress. They also did the exercises together outside after the conference.

Practitioners told their stories during the 20th Israeli Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference on April 12.


A Path Paved by Faith

A practitioner who has been cultivating for 20 years talked about some of the positive changes in his cultivation and his family that happened after he and his wife memorised “On Dafa.” During the process, he gained a deeper insight into the meaning of each word. As his human thoughts faded away, his understanding of the teachings greatly deepened.

Their two oldest daughters attended Northern Academy in the United States, so he and his wife thought their three younger children should also get an education in traditional values at the Academy. However, moving their entire family abroad involved complex financial challenges. Once they made the decision, however, several miracles occurred that made it financially possible for them to make the move.


Letting Go of Attachments

A veteran practitioner said how helping a new practitioner made her realise just how wonderful Dafa is. She understood that she should go back to doing all five exercises every day and cultivate like she did when she first began to practice. “I felt physically and mentally lighter, and my workload naturally became easier. Miraculously, I achieved more in less time,” she said.

She also shared about the cleansing effect she experienced after she started watching Shen Yun Creations videos instead of everyday programs. “I felt how the videos cleansed me more, pushed me forward to be more diligent in cultivation, and constantly showed me how to quickly let go of my attachments,” she said.

Two practitioners who are mothers talked about their experiences taking their children to a summer camp in London. Interestingly, one of them believed the camp was perfectly organised, while the other was full of criticism over exactly the same issues. When the second mother realised she had a tendency to criticise, her attitude changed and she was very thankful to the organisers.

Doing the exercises together after the conference


Young Practitioner Discovers Her Attachment

One of the most surprising experiences was shared by a 12-year-old practitioner. She was asked to coordinate a young practitioners’ study group in the evenings. Unexpected technical issues forced her to look inward and discover her pride over the role she was given. Only when she managed to eliminate her pride did the difficulties disappear.

Later, when similar technical issues happened again, she realised the root cause was her pride. When she corrected her thoughts, the issue was resolved. She also understood how important it is to tell the facts about Falun Dafa and the ongoing persecution in China to Chinese people she encounters in her daily life.


New Practitioners Feel Inspired

A number of new practitioners who attended an experience-sharing conference for the first time said they learned a lot.

Maria, 23, is originally from Belarus, and her mother told her about Falun Dafa. After trying to learn about herself and the world in various ways, she finally realised that Falun Dafa was the path she was looking for.

“I have a very special feeling today,” she said. “This conference is life-changing, because here people can open their hearts. Different people have different viewpoints, and they come from various places with different social backgrounds. But they all speak from the bottom of their hearts. I am very fortunate to be here.”

Anat has practiced for almost two years. “Cultivation practice is very profound and today’s experience has given me great inspiration,” she said. “Listening to the experiences of other practitioners has motivated me to do better. I also need to put more effort into eliminating my attachments.”

She said that every practitioner talked about looking within and identifying attachments, such as comparing oneself to others, ego, and showing off. Anat decided to pay more attention to her thoughts, such as being more compassionate and truthful on a daily basis. “Falun Dafa improves both mind and body and teaches us the values of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance,” she explained. “Because of Dafa’s teachings, I’ve become more considerate. Dafa has taught us where we came from and what needs to be done.”

Ziv-Or, who has practiced for a year, said, “Master talks about creating a good cultivation environment for practitioners that enables us to make further advances in cultivation. I have experienced this today.” From the conference, she realised she needed to do better in her cultivation such as putting in more effort and doing all five exercises every day.

Enam has practiced for a year and a half and said he was excited on the way to the conference because he realised this was a solemn event. “When I began practicing Falun Dafa, I gained a positive guide and a clear moral compass. Dafa helps me to do better by breaking me out of my own boundaries and limitations,” he said.