Bringing Falun Gong to Eureka, a Small Town in Northern California (Photos)

September 09, 2004

( Falun Gong practitioners from the San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California and from Eureka staged a dance and music performance and exercise demonstration at the "Arts Alive!" event in Eureka. Their performance won waves of warm applause. More than half of the audience followed along with the exercise movements during the demonstration. The theater manager where the performance was given was very happy to see the warm feedback from the audience and invited Falun Gong practitioners to come back again.

Exercise demonstration

Dance: Ode to Lotus

Dance Performance

Dance Performance

Poetry reading

The audience learns the exercise movements

Eureka is a small town by the ocean, five hours away from San Francisco, population 40,000. Six Western Falun Gong practitioners live in the town. More than thirty practitioners drove from the Bay Area to Eureka to support this activity. They brought the exercise demonstration and the beautiful dance performance.

It was the first large-scale Fa-introduction activity in the town. Falun Gong practitioners decorated the theater with banners saying "Falun Dafa" and "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance." The theater looked very peaceful and cheerful with red and yellow flowers, beautiful music and lighting.

The program started with an introduction to Falun Dafa. Young practitioners sang songs and gave a performance of the Lotus Dance. Some practitioners shared their cultivation experiences. Beautiful traditional Chinese dances and exercise demonstrations were performed alternately. The audience was fascinated with the peaceful atmosphere. More than half of the audience learned the Falun Gong exercises on the spot.

Practitioners also distributed flyers on the street. The uncomplicated and kind people in the town happily received the Falun Gong introductory materials.

In his new article, "Let Go of Human Attachments and Save the World's People," Teacher says,

"...each must come out and clarify the truth, bringing it to every field and valley, mountain and hill, not omitting a single area where there are people. And as for people who want to learn the practice after you clarify the truth, you should arrange for them to study the Fa and learn the exercises as soon as possible. They are the next group of disciples who will cultivate."

This is the last stage of Fa-rectification. We should seize the opportunity to save sentient beings and send "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" to everyone's heart.

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