(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in São Paulo were invited to introduce the practice to Guiomar Cabral Municipal Elementary and High School on June 8, 2024. The school is located at Pirituba in north São Paulo, and many students and teachers attended the event despite their busy schedules while preparing for their final exams.

Fabio, the teacher who invited practitioners to hold the workshop, said that the attendees had a very good experience during the event. Some planned to form a meditation group afterward and continue practicing.

Students and teachers learned Falun Dafa at Guiomar Cabral Municipal Elementary and High School on June 8, 2024.


A Story of Mind-Body Improvement

Alberto, the practitioner who organized the workshop, first shared his own experiences with the group about how the practice benefited him.

He explained that his health was poor before he began practicing Falun Dafa. “I was seriously ill and weighed only 47 kilograms (104 pounds). I could barely stand and could only do the exercises for about three minutes,” he recalled. But Alberto did not stop. He continued doing the exercises while following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Then things changed miraculously.

“When I changed my mindset, one day all the energy channels in me opened up, I went through tremendous changes in my body and I was totally healed by practicing Falun Dafa,” he said. He no longer needed to take any medications in the 19 years since he began practicing. By sharing his story, he hoped more people could learn about Falun Dafa and benefit as well.


Strong Energy Field

While learning the exercises, the teachers and students said they could feel the energy in their bodies. Heitor, a chemistry teacher, asked practitioners many questions about how to do the exercises properly, such as whether he needed to focus on his breathing. He also thanked them for showing him the exercises.

Chemistry teacher Heitor (second from left, striped T-shirt blue and white) learns the second Falun Dafa exercise.

Walquiria, another teacher, said she liked the exercises when practitioners came to teach the practice at the school the last time. She also went to a group practice site at Água Branca Park to continue doing the exercises. Walter, a mathematics teacher, said that he would bring his wife and son to the park so they could meditate together.

Mathematics teacher Walter (center in the second row, in a gray T-shirt and short jeans) learns the fourth set of Falun Dafa exercises.
Fabio (second from left, in a blue T-shirt and jeans) said he could feel energy when he did the exercises.


“We Need These Values!” 

In addition to teaching the five sets of exercises, practitioners explained the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and how they applied them in their daily lives. The attendees were very interested and asked the practitioners to repeat these words in both Portuguese and Chinese, so that they could remember. “We need these values!” one teacher added.

Before leaving, the practitioners recommended the book, Falun Gong, the introductory teachings of Falun Dafa. They also told the attendees they could read the book online for free. The practitioners donated a printed copy to the school’s library and three teachers also bought copies so they could continue practicing. Every attendee received flyers about the practice.

Practitioners recommended the introductory book, Falun Gong.