Finland: Promoting Falun Gong in Koli (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Koli is a ski resort located in central Finland. The only large hotel there held an activity from the 5th to the 7th of November entitled "Sacred Koli, Beautiful Place" (Pyh Koli, Hyv Olo) which included a small exhibition and a "Fire-Eater" performance. The organisers and the participants at this exhibition all came from different parts of Finland. Finnish Dafa practitioners were invited to this exhibition by the organiser who had visited a Falun Gong booth at a Helsinki event and was deeply impressed.
In the morning of November 6, several practitioners started their promoting Fa and truth-clarification effort. They rented a booth in the exhibition hall at the first floor, laying out Dafa leaflets and torture exhibition posters, showing people the exercises, explaining the facts about Falun Gong and the persecution, and also teaching the exercises. One practitioner wore a striking golden traditional Chinese exercise costume to demonstrate the exercises. During the complimentary breakfast, three practitioners demonstrated Falun Gong exercises to the Falun Dafa exercise music.
Falun Gong booth
People arrived in an endless flow for the whole two days. They asked what Falun Gong is, why Falun Gong practitioners are being persecuted in China and where they can learn the Falun Gong exercises. The occupant of the stall opposite to practitioners' booth couldn't wait to ask us what Falun Gong was even before we finished setting up our stall. He also made time to learn the exercises. He said to us, "I feel that you have a very good field here - you have very strong energy."
A Canadian music teacher discussed Falun Gong with us in detail. When we gave him a special report on the persecution of female and child practitioners, he said, "Why are they treating women and children with such cruelty-- I reckon this party is too afraid of its own people." We presented him with a hand-folded paper lotus flower and told him about one little practitioner who lost her father in the persecution. He repeatedly thanked us. He said the flower was very beautiful and asked for another one for his son and daughter. Later, he brought his wife to talk to us and his wife also talked about Falun Gong in depth, inviting us to promote the Fa at the town where they lived and stay at their house. We thanked them and said we will if we have an opportunity.
Two ladies who live in Helsinki asked us where they can learn exercises. We told them that there is a regular practice site in Helsinki every Sunday. Before leaving, they gladly said to us: "See you in Helsinki!"