(Clearwisdom.net) It has been fifteen years since Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) was introduced to the public by its founder Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Falun Dafa unveiled the characteristics of the universe, Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance. Falun Dafa practitioners have improved their health and characters. Spread in more than eighty countries, Falun Gong has benefited 100 million people around the world. Falun Dafa associations in different countries decided to designate May 13 as World Falun Dafa Day to commemorate the great day for all humanity.

Three thousand practitioners Chinese characters in the rain to celebrate World Falun Dafa Day in 2005

Practitioners wish Master Li happy birthday on World Falun Dafa Day in 2006

It has been twelve years since Falun Dafa was introduced in Taiwan in 1995. Five hundred thousand Taiwanese practice Falun Gong including all ranks of life like professors, doctors, attorneys, engineers, government employees, policemen, farmers, workers, businessmen, student and housewives. It is highly praised by the government and the society. To celebrate World Falun Dafa Day in 2007, this report reviews the flourishing of Falun Gong in Taiwan in the following aspects:

  1. Falun Dafa introduced to Taiwan and benefits practitioners
  2. Falun Gong organization and Teachers' Workshops
  3. Spreading Falun Gong and purifying people's hearts
  4. Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance Art Exhibition and Validating the Fa Photo Exhibition
  5. Exposing the persecution and truth-clarification.
  6. Supporting tide of quitting the CCP
  7. Condemning CCP atrocity of live-organ-harvesting
  8. Recognition from all circles of society
  9. Sharp contrast with Mainland China

More than 7000 attend an experience sharing conference in Hsinchuang Stadium in Taipei (2006)

More than 400 practitioners and their family members in Pingtung County wish Master Li Happy Chinese New Year in 2007

1. Falun Dafa introduced to Taiwan and benefits Practitioners

The first group exercise site was established in Taipei Yangming Mountain on April 27, 1995. Because of Falun Gong stresses virtue and the cultivation of the heart, its outstanding health effect and its free cultivation format, people spread it by word of mouth. It gained people hearts in Taiwan. Many people have benefited from it. They do good jobs at work, improve themselves and are well recognized in the society. They have become a force of social stability.

Master Li Hongzhi visited Taiwan in November 1997 and taught the Fa in Taipei and Taichung for ten hours. Close to one thousand practitioners listened to the teaching and were greatly encouraged. Falun Gong wasn't widely known at that time. These practitioners became the seeds of spread the Fa to different areas of Taiwan.

Master Li Hongzhi teaches the Fa in Taichung in November 1997

The peaceful "April 25" Appeal in Beijing put Falun Gong on the international stage. The media coverage of this appeal and the suppression of Falun Gong by Jiang's regime have made Falun Gong well-known. Taiwanese found out what Falun Gong was. The number of people practicing Falun Gong increased sharply. The number of group exercise sites grew to one thousand. Every town now has a group exercise site, including a dozen sites in Penghu, Kinmen and Matzu.

Media reports in Taiwan and around the world regarding the April 25, 1999 peaceful appeal in Beijing and the events around the beginning of the persecution on July 20, 1999

Besides group exercise, practitioners also introduced Falun Dafa at tourists spots, stations, parks, squares and shopping centers. The peace and beauty of the practice has been spread in every corner of Taiwan.

4000 practitioners form huge words in both English and Chinese while others exercise in front of Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall on January 8, 2005

4000 practitioners form a giant Falun on December 25, 2005

According to a survey released by Department of Economics of Taiwan University on Dec. 28, 2002, 78% of Falun Gong practitioners were satisfied with their own health compared to 24% before they started cultivation. It also showed 81% of smokers quit smoking after cultivation and 77% quit drinking alcohol. These statistics positive effect of Falun Gong on improving social mode.

A report on Munsangpoh Newspaper on May 16, 2004 indicated that a survey proved the health effect of Falun Gong. Before they started cultivation, Falun Gong practitioners used to visit doctors twelve times a year on average, the same with others. The number dropped to six times after they started cultivation. Seventy-nine percent of smokers had quit smoking. Seventy-four percent of those who used to drink alcohol had quit.

  1. Falun Gong Organizations and Teachers' Workshop

Having benefit from Falun Gong, Many Falun Gong practitioners established Falun Dafa organizations at their work places. You can see group exercises everywhere, especially during lunch breaks.

Group exercise in Joint Central Government Office Building

High Resolution Picture

Report on China Times: Falun Gong Organization Established at Taipei District Prosecutors Office

Teachers' workshops were held during summer and winter breaks in many counties and cities in the recent seven years. Falun Gong practitioners who have specialty in different fields introduced Falun Gong to educators. The workshops were well received by Educational Bureaus, principals and teachers. Many educators joined the cultivation. Sixty to seventy Falun Dafa organizations have been established in colleges and universities.

At the Teachers' Workshop in Hu-Wei Senior High School in July 2005, seventeen principals gave an introductory speech. Two hundred teachers and staff members participated in the workshop. The gym was filled to capacity. Experts and scholar Falun Gong practitioners shared their experiences. The workshop received warm feedback. A follow-up nine-day-lecture series was held in Dou-Liou and Hu-Wei.

Falun Gong Teachers' Workshop in Yunlin County

Falun Gong Summer Camp in Tainan Minghui School

(To be continued)