Delaware: Practitioners Demonstrate Falun Gong Exercises at the 11th Delaware Health Expo (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On March 15, 2003, the 11th Delaware Health Expo got underway in the City of Lewes. Falun Gong practitioners in Delaware were invited to attend the health expo to introduce Falun Dafa to the public. Practitioners explained the facts about the persecution of Falun Gong in China and collected petition signatures for the rescue of Charles Li.
The expo attracted many professionals in the health care field to display their products. A great number of people visited. The health expo also arranged 12 special topic demonstrations. Our Falun Gong exercise demonstration was arranged to be the first to come on the stage. At 10:30 am, upon hearing the broadcasted notice that Falun Gong exercise demonstration was about to begin, one after another, visitors came to the display hall. Two practitioners performed the five set of exercises. People showed great interest in the elegant and gentle practice. After the demonstration, many visitors came to our display booth to ask for more information about Falun Gong and signed the petition for the rescue of Charles Li.
Around noon, a little boy led his mother to our Dafa display booth and wanted to watch our exercise demonstration. A practitioner asked the little boy what his name was and how old he was. The boy told him his name was George and was 5 years old. George said that he wanted to learn Master's movements showed on the display boards. We then managed to get a vacant spot besides our booth and a practitioner took the boy in hand and taught him the exercises. Surrounding visitors all highly praised the little George's purity and attentiveness and stopped to watch. They praised him, "You are doing great!" Just at the moment, a photographer from a local newspaper passed by and was deeply attracted by the scene. He either squatted or stood or lay down to shoot from different angles more than 10 pictures of little George's practicing the exercise. He also asked for Dafa introductory materials and recorded the name of the practitioner who taught the exercises. Little George learned all five sets of exercises. Before leaving, his mother left their contact information, hoping that she could send little George to a nearby practice site to do the exercise.
Afterwards, more people came to learn the exercises. Some said that they could clearly feel the peaceful energy field.
We realized that attending this kind of health expo and teaching the exercises on the spot could achieve very good effects. Teaching the exercises besides the booth could allow visitors and practitioners directly feel the beauty and peace of the exercises. We understand that during this period of time when Dafa is persecuted in China, although those who came to learn the exercises did not become Dafa disciples in the period of Fa-rectification, they established a good foundation for their future cultivation. As we introduce Dafa to people, we are actually helping them establish a foundation for their future cultivation.