(Clearwisdom.net) The 2003 New York Area Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference took place on April 19th and 20th at the Performing Arts Center at the State University of New York campus in Purchase, NY. On the afternoon of the 20th, Falun Dafa founder, Master Li Hongzhi came to the conference site to teach and explain the Fa to the practitioners for three and a half hours.

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On the 19th, nearly one thousand Falun Gong practitioners representing countries all over the world participated in numerous Fa-rectification, truth-clarifying activities that took place in New York City. At 4:30 pm, practitioners gathered in the SUNY Performing Arts Center, and held thorough discussions on the topic of "how to clarify the truth with wisdom."

On the 20th, more than two thousand practitioners, mostly from North America, participated in the experience sharing conference. At around 1:50 pm, Master Li Hongzhi arrived at the conference site to a standing ovation from the practitioners, who expressed their respect to the revered Teacher with several minutes of continuous applause. Afterwards, Master Li Hongzhi taught and explained the Fa for the practitioners until 5:15. The entire group of practitioners stood in ovation again, showing their appreciation for the revered Teacher with their applause.

The conference received numerous letters of congratulations from officials from the state of New York and New York City, as well as U.S. Congressmen. The very successful conference continued until 6:15 pm.