Taipei, Taiwan: Minghui School Holds Nine-Day Classes for Young Practitioners (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) Young Falun Gong practitioners from across Taiwan registered to attend the nine-day classes held by Taipei's Minghui School. The nine-day courses included studying the Falun Dafa teachings, practicing the exercises, introducing Falun Dafa and clarifying the truth to the public. Most of the young practitioners stayed in the homes of other young practitioners, away from their parents, during the nine days. At the beginning, the children had some conflicts and quarrels, were noisy, refused to listen to others' requests, or were not considerate of others. Gradually, each young person learned to think of others first and became considerate of others. When arguing with others, they learned to look within themselves and find faults with themselves, and no longer blame others.
Every morning, all the young practitioners went to a nearby park to practice the exercises. One woman, upon seeing so many children practicing Falun Gong, was so interested that she learned the exercises on the spot. In the afternoon, these young practitioners went to different tourist sites to practice the exercises, introduce Falun Dafa and distribute Dafa truth clarification materials. Before setting off, these practitioners prepared their own water, meditation mats and bags full of Dafa truth clarification materials and flyers.
On Sunday afternoon, July 11, 2004, the children went to Taipei's Minghui School to take courses: First they studied the Falun Dafa teachings, and then they had class time to listen to stories and draw pictures. A volunteer teacher (a fellow practitioner) invited a young practitioner to tell his story of cultivation. The little practitioner told a story about how he and his mother clarified the facts of Falun Dafa and the persecution to Chinese people in Hong Kong. After that, young practitioners attentively drew pictures of their cultivation stories. Some drew what they saw in other dimensions, such as Falun, celestial maidens, dragons, lotuses, and when sending forth righteous thoughts to eliminate the evil. At the last class, all the young practitioners went to the Chungcheng Memorial Hall to practice the exercises, introduce Falun Dafa and clarify the truth. People passing by all stopped and watched them practicing the exercises. After practicing the exercises, the children walked among the people to explain the facts about Falun Gong, distribute Dafa truth clarification materials, and tell people that Falun Dafa is Good. According to some parents' feedback, the young practitioners returned home and realized the importance of clarifying the truth and requested that they be included in future activities to introduce Falun Dafa and clarify the truth.
Class time for experience sharing and drawing pictures
Practicing the exercises to introduce Falun Dafa and clarify the truth outside Chungcheng Memorial Hall
During the nine-day classes, one afternoon the young practitioners all learned how to use the Internet, with supervision, to clarify the truth. Most of the youngsters liked this activity very much and felt reluctant to leave. The children helped many Chinese people who have been deceived by the lies of the Jiang regime to learn immediately about the truth by using words, photos and films. When a Chinese man saw a young practitioner explain the facts of the persecution of Falun Dafa, he exclaimed, "You are younger than my son. My son is twelve years old." This ten-year old practitioner played several truth clarification films for him. The young practitioner was very happy that he could help others learn about the truth.
One young practitioner told her mother about the truth-clarification activities when she returned home, and after that she decided to use the Internet to clarify the truth weekly. The Sunday after the nine-day classes, she clarified the truth on the Internet. A new Internet friend spoke Cantonese but the young practitioner didn't know the dialect, so she asked a fellow practitioner to help. Another Chinese person had a negative attitude towards Dafa. Fellow practitioners clarified the truth and the young practitioner sent pictures attesting to the spread of Falun Dafa around the world. All the practitioners cooperated quite well and they finally changed that person's attitude. He even said that Falun Gong is so good, and since so many people are practicing it around the world, he also wanted to learn. The young practitioner was very happy and said she would share her experience with others, and encourage them use the Internet to clarify the truth.
A group photo taken during the nine-day series of classes