(Minghui.org) The annual Body Mind Psychic Expo was held at the Adelaide Showgrounds in South Australia on May 25 and 26, 2024. The Falun Dafa practitioners’ booth was very popular. Visitors asked questions and some learned the exercises at the event.

With a huge poster as the background to their booth, the Falun Dafa practitioners in yellow outfits demonstrated the five exercises. People stopped to watch, ask questions, take informational materials, and listen to the practitioners’ introduction.

Every afternoon, the organiser arranged for practitioners to introduce the practice and offer exercise teaching in the presentation area.

Practitioners demonstrated the exercises and introduced the practice to visitors at the Body Mind Psychic Expo on May 25 and 26.


Visitors Learn about Falun Dafa and Encourage Practitioners

Kathleen, who came to the health expo from Gawler, an hour’s drive from Adelaide, said that she had the opportunity to learn about Falun Gong that day, which was a great benefit of the trip. “I am interested in meditation, and this time I was lucky enough to find information about Falun Gong. They introduced it in great detail. I will read the information carefully and learn the exercises online.”

Kathleen learns about Falun Dafa.

A local woman said she’d heard about Falun Gong at an event in the city five years ago and was happy to see it again. This time she listened to a practitioner’s more detailed introduction and said that Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance are the beautiful things that belong in everyone’s heart. She thanked the practitioners for sharing.

Another visitor was immediately drawn to the Falun Gong booth, where she stood and watched until the exercise demonstration ended. After talking with a practitioner, she decided to buy a copy of Zhuan Falun, the main text of Falun Gong. She said she felt like she had practiced Falun Gong before and this was what she had been waiting for.

Laura, a young woman, learned all five exercises on one day. She said, “I feel really good. I feel relaxed and my body feels stretched.” She went to the booth to get more information and listened to a practitioner talk about cultivation. She seemed very interested.

The practitioner gave her a copy of Zhuan Falun in English. She was very grateful and said she would cherish it.

Magali, who was handling the booth opposite the Falun Dafa booth, came over to say hello and learn the exercises. After listening to a practitioner talk about the persecution in China, she signed the petition calling for it to end. She said, “I learned that Falun Gong is nice and positive. People must be allowed to have freedom of belief, and people’s choices must be respected.”

Magali learned about Falun Dafa and signed the petition.

Stacy also signed the petition. A practitioner told her that practicing Falun Gong is a process of following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and constantly improving one’s character. Stacy praised her repeatedly and said that she would learn more about the practice. She signed the petition asking the Australian government to help stop the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong. After signing, she said, “You are doing a great job. Please keep it up.”


Chinese Visitor Renounces the CCP

Practitioner Anna said that many people were interested in Falun Gong and asked all kinds of questions. Ms. Yang, a Chinese visitor, was happy to see the Falun Gong booth and chatted with her for a long time. Anna told Ms. Yang about Falun Gong, saying that it not only helps with fitness but also focuses on improving oneself according to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.

She also shared her own experiences of cultivating and how she changed in body and mind: her temper improved, she pays attention to being considerate and controlling her emotions, and the people she knows have said that she’s become a different person and is not as prone to anger as before.

Ms. Yang said that she’d seen practitioners in a parade at a community event. She had a lot of fun chatting with a practitioner that day and learned more. She said she would read the materials carefully. She also agreed to withdraw from the CCP and its affiliated organisations.

Practitioners demonstrate the exercises in the presentation area.