4000 Attend the Annual Washington DC Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference - Master Li Comes to Teach the Fa in Person (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On July 22, 2006, the annual Washington DC Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference was held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. About 4,000 practitioners from all over the world attended this grand occasion. At 10:40 a.m., benevolent and great Master Li came to the conference and taught the Fa for 35 minutes. Master touched upon several issues including disciples' cultivation environment and the urgency of saving sentient beings.
Main conference hall
It has been exactly 7 years since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to persecute Falun Dafa on July 20, 1999. During the past 7 years, disciples around the world have become more mature and steadfast in Dafa. At the same time, the CCP has destroyed itself because of the persecution, and Heaven will soon eliminate it.
During the experience sharing conference, 14 practitioners shared their cultivation experiences on studying the Fa, improving xinxing, clarifying the truth and saving sentient beings. Quite a few speakers shared how they looked inside and broke through the isolation between fellow practitioners on projects during their Fa-rectification work.
The conference site
A practitioner sharing his experience
Central US practitioner Ms. Hu shared how she strived to harmonize her family during the process of doing the three things. Though her husband was deeply poisoned by the CCP and used to be against her cultivation, he was eventually moved by her persistent effort and great heart of endurance: he quit the CCP and is now practicing Falun Dafa.
Toronto practitioner Mr. Wang works in a large pharmaceutical company. He shared how he balanced the relation between everyday work and Fa-rectification work. He said that as a practitioner one should "mind minor details while being full of great aspirations."
Washington, DC practitioner Brian Marple shared his experience since he joined the Orchestra of the New Year Spectacular. He explained how during the process he discovered his attachment to fame and the show-off mentality. With diligent cultivation, he now can cooperate better with other orchestra members.
Washington, DC practitioner Ms. Zhang has been clarifying the truth and spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party for a long time. Her simple words and sincere heart to save the precious Chinese touched every conference attendee.
Korean-American DuWong Kang went to China to appeal for justice for Falun Dafa and unfurled a banner at Tiananmen Square in 2002. He was then illegally arrested. He said that the experience gave him a deep understanding of the evil nature of the persecution and the hardship of fellow practitioners in China. In addition, in the comfortable cultivation environment of North America, this experience helps him to remember his mission and discipline himself strictly in order to better clarify the truth and save sentient beings.
Practitioner Ms. Yu is a M.D. and works in a pharmaceutical company. Using her trip to eastern Europe as an example, she shared her understanding on the importance and urgency of exposing the CCP's atrocities of harvesting organs from living Falun Gong practitioners. She commented that one can still clarify the truth of this issue with wisdom and rationality even if one doesn't have a medical background.
At 5:30 p.m., little practitioners from the Washington DC Minghui School performed a dance called "Spreading Lotus Flowers." The flowers symbolize the seeds of Falun Dafa which have been spread to every corner of the world. The purity of the children touched all the practitioners, who clapped along with the music while the children danced elegantly.
The conference drew to a close at 6:00 p.m.