The Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference in Toronto, Canada
June 10, 2001
About three years ago, on May 17th 1998, our teacher, Li Hongzhi, visited Canada for the first time, giving a lecture at the Toronto University campus. An audience of more than 500 people packed the Earth Science Physics Center; they were all very touched by Teacher Li's most profound teaching. Many predestined people from different nationalities in Canada attended, and they have stayed with Falun Dafa ever since.
This year on June 9th, Canadian Falun Dafa practitioners held yet another experience sharing conference, and around 10:30 in the morning, some practitioners saw a huge Falun (Law Wheel) revolving around the sun in the sky--it looked most magnificent.
The meeting hall was decorated very solemnly. In the middle of the stage was a picture of our benevolent teacher, and above the stage was a huge banner with a Falun emblem on it. Along the wall was a yellow-colored banner with red letters reading, "Validate the Fa [law and principles] with reason, clarify the truth with wisdom, spread the Fa and offer people salvation with benevolence (Rationality)."
Falun Dafa practitioners from Ottawa, Waterloo, Montreal, Halifax, London and Toronto all attended the conference. The joyful news was that quite a few non-practitioners also came to attend the conference.
About twenty Falun Dafa practitioners gave speeches. Among them were some fellow practitioners of Ms. Zhu Ying, a practitioner from Montreal who was arrested while visiting China. In addition, there was a practitioner from Mainland China who had just come to the country, and there were also some western practitioners presenting their experiences. They talked about how to keep up with the Fa Rectification and how to fully play the part of Dafa particles in the mighty torrent of the Fa Rectification. The audience was deeply moved by their pure, benevolent spiritual realms.
In the conference, about a dozen young practitioners demonstrated the fifth exercise, "Strengthening Supernormal Powers," and they gained a warm applause.
A western practitioner recited "The Knowing Heart" in Chinese with tears running down his face; he was moved by the profound meaning of the poem and this affected many practitioners in the audience.
In the end, practitioners at the conference gathered together with all the Falun Dafa practitioners in the world to send forth righteous thoughts for a third time--something they did with tremendous momentum.