(Minghui.org) A group of people came together to learn Falun Dafa in the town of Marmaris, a popular resort in Turkey’s Muğla Province on April 9, 2024.

Two practitioners traveled for three hours and overcame various obstacles to hold the event, and when they arrived, they were warmly welcomed. The practitioners demonstrated the exercises, and told the participants about Falun Dafa and how the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) persecutes the spiritual discipline in China.

People in Marmaris learn the Falun Dafa exercises.

Ms. Sevda Alıcı said that she waited for hours to learn the exercises. Afterwards she said, “I felt very peaceful and at peace with myself. I hope I can experience that again.”

Ms. Belgin Balcı said, “I was happy to learn Falun Dafa. The energy is good and I had a great day.”

Ms. Gülsün Güçlü said, “I am happy to learn Falun Dafa. While doing the movements, I felt like I was in another world where there was no evil. Thank you very much.”

Ms. Selma Nur Akay, who lives in Marmaris, encountered the Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition by chance when it was held in Bakırköy, Istanbul. She explained that she was mistakenly directed to the exhibition hall instead of the theatre. She was so impressed with the artwork that she visited it three times. Ms. Selma, who was trained in healing, was fascinated by Falun Dafa and said she would form a group practice site when she returned to her hometown.

She said, “When we raised our hands to do the third movement of the second exercise, I felt a strong energy steadying me. When I felt it, it was so intense that I almost wept. It was a very nice energy and I felt like it opened my blocked energy channels. It moved around my back so intensely. I felt some pain, but then relief came. I felt the vibration of energy in my arms and legs.”

Group photo of the participants and practitioners

Ms. Dide Gözen practiced Tai Chi and various energy exercises for three years. She decided to come to the event at the last minute. “I never felt such powerful energy before. I felt the energy passing through my body, how it opened the blocked areas, and the power used while doing this. It was an incredible experience. Even though I’ve been doing various energy exercises for years, I had a persistent pain in my left shoulder. I can’t believe it’s gone now. Falun Dafa is definitely something I want to have in my life,” she said.

At the end of the event, they opened banners worded “The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance!” and “May 13 World Falun Dafa Day,” and took a group photo to celebrate May 13 World Falun Dafa Day and Master Li’s birthday.