The 2007 Hong Kong-Asia Pacific Region Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference Held in Hong Kong (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) The 2007 Hong Kong-Asia Pacific Region Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference was held on December 29 in Hong Kong. This year's conference was also for the entire Asia-Pacific region, and more than 1,000 Falun Dafa practitioners from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia and mainland China attended the conference. Twenty-one practitioners from various regions spoke at the conference, and shared their experiences in elevating xinxing and validating the Fa through doing the three things and saving sentient beings.
The experience sharing conference was held simultaneously at venues in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. Practitioners at the Hong Kong Island venue watched the live video broadcast from the main conference venue in Kowloon.
This is the seventh Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference held in Hong Kong since the very first one in 1998. The opening speech reflected on the path which Falun Dafa disciples have walked in assisting Master in Fa-rectification and saving sentient beings, within the special environment of Hong Kong. Master's words in "To the France Fa Conference" were read as an encouragement,
"A Fa Conference serves additionally as a forum for exchange, wherein you can summarize what you have learned in regards to Fa study and cultivation, and can discuss how you are clarifying the truth and saving the world's people at present. You can also identify your shortcomings, and henceforth do even better."
Twenty-one practitioners from different countries around Asia shared their cultivation experiences. Their sharings were heartfelt and displayed the process of elevating xinxing through following the principles of "Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance".
A Taiwanese practitioner who has been practicing for four years has persisted in clarifying the truth in Hong Kong for a total of 256 days. During this process he overcame many tribulations, and successfully helped group after group of precious Chinese people to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. Upon his return to Taiwan, he continued to clarify the truth at Mount Ali, and within two months, he has helped 200 Chinese tourists quit the CCP.
A number of practitioners from Hong Kong shared their experiences in spreading the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and urging people to quit the CCP. They were able to successfully do this through persistent Fa study, looking within, purifying themselves, and overcoming conflicts among practitioners to better cooperate in truth-clarification activities. At one tourist site, more than ten thousand people quit the CCP within just one year.
Falun Dafa practitioners from Hong Kong also shared about the process of letting go of self and cooperating with the whole body, in forming the professional sales team for their media, to break through the difficult situation of advertisement sales created by the old forces. Yang Meiyun from Hong Kong spoke of her experiences in persistently sending righteous thoughts outside the Supreme Court for the lawsuit against Jiang Zemin. Taiwanese practitioners shared precious experiences gained through truth clarification with the "Uncompromising Courage Art Exhibition." Another practitioner from Hong Kong shared about day camps held for young disciples in Hong Kong, and in assisting young practitioners to study the Fa and cultivate.
Media worker and Falun Dafa practitioner from Taiwan, Ke Yijun had originally planned to attend the conference in Hong Kong, but as Yijun's visa was refused by the Hong Kong government, her husband read her experience sharing paper in her place. Ms. Ke's sharing discussed how she enlightened to the principle that she should not cooperate with the orders from the police in Hong Kong under the CCP's control during the July 1st mass deportation event. She used compassion to reach to police in Hong Kong, and persisted in exposing the facts, through media reports about the large-scale deportation event directed by the CCP's special agent leader Zeng Qinghong. Her experiences related to this incident led to subsequent truth-clarification activities in Washington DC and London.
One practitioner shared about her cultivation experiences in working with the media. Upon learning of the shortage of reporters in truth-clarifying media, she actively participated in China's news reporting. In her phone interviews with Chinese people under the evil CCP's persecution, she helped many people quit the CCP. She also shared about the process of letting go of the attachments to fame, personal gain, and self validation. A Malaysian practitioner spoke of how he overcame the attachment of fear of difficulty and improved quickly in technical skills needed for Fa-rectification activities.
A new practitioner who has been practicing for only one year spoke of Master's compassionate assistance in his recovery from the deafness he suffered from a fall a number of years ago. A veteran practitioner also shared of how he let go of the attachment to self in overcoming a sickness karma tribulation. All practitioners, new and veteran, felt the need to cherish this "Once in a million years" predestined opportunity to obtain the Fa, and to cultivate diligently.
Prior to the afternoon session of the conference, young practitioners sang a number of songs on stage, including, "Falun Dafa is Good" and "Colorful Lotus Flowers." Their performance was much appreciated and the children were applauded enthusiastically.
On the morning of December 30, more than one thousand practitioners from various countries attended group exercise practice in Victoria Park, and formed the three magnificent characters for "Zhen-Shan-Ren" [Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance] based on revered Master's personal handwriting. This is only the second time practitioners formed these characters in Victoria Park.