(Clearwisdom.net) On May 13, 2006, at Santa Monica Beach, practitioners from the Los Angeles and Orange County area joyfully gathered together, respectfully celebrated Master's 55th birthday, the 7th World Falun Dafa Day and the Fourteenth Anniversary of Falun Dafa's Public Introduction.

Respectfully wish Master Happy Birthday

Colorful flags of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" fluttering in the breeze, banners reading "Falun Dafa is good" and "The World Needs 'Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance"

Group exercises

The practitioners started the celebration with group exercises. The peaceful and harmonious exercises drew people's attention. Many people stopped to watch, and a young couple from Europe started to learn the exercises right on the spot.

On behalf of the local practitioners, Prof. Wu Yingnian of UCLA delivered a speech. He reviewed Falun Dafa's fourteen years of glory since 1992, when Master Li Hongzhi introduced it to the public, till now, when Falun Dafa has been spread to more than 80 countries. At the same time he expressed the practitioners' sincere appreciation to Master for his compassionate salvation.

Dr. Wu condemned Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. He stressed that "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" cannot be overcome by evil.

Dance "Pure Lotus" depicts Master's poem "Fragrant Lotus" from "Hongyin 2": "The pure lotus is born from Fa,

Mercy spreads fragrant scent,

And sprinkles sweet dew on the human world

The lotus blooms throughout the court of heaven"

Young practitioners from Minghui school perform "Planting Lotus Flowers" the lotus symbolizes children's pure hearts, which will bring the world a better future.

Sword Dance "The Sword Eliminating the Evil"

Dance "Dunhuang Dance Music" expresses people's reverence and respect to the deity

Waist drum mixed with Tang Dynasty Drum: accompanied by the music of "Falun Dafa is good"

The practitioners' poem "Praise for Return" expressed their boundless gratitude and respect towards Master. They will work more diligently, with righteous thoughts and righteous actions, not to disappoint people for not fulfilling the pre-historic grand vows, and live up to sentient beings' hope for us, and live up to Master expectations!

During the celebration, many tourists stopped to watch, applauded, accepted truth-clarifying materials and signed the petition to support the effort against the Chinese Communist regime's persecution of Falun Gong.

After the celebration, practitioners reenacted the organ harvest from living practitioners that is happening in China, in order to expose the persecution of Falun Gong. Many people were shocked and encouraged us to further raise awareness of these atrocities.

At the end of the celebration, the practitioners had a photo taken to respectfully wish Master Happy Birthday.