(Clearwisdom.net) On the morning of April 30, 2005, "World Tai Chi & Qigong Day, Los Angeles" was held at Irvine Valley College in Orange County. More than 300 people of different nationalities participated. Falun Gong practitioners in Los Angeles also participated in this annual grand celebration as they have in previous years. They hoped to introduce more people to the beauty of Falun Gong during this celebration of traditional China culture.

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Introducing the beauty of Falun Gong to the festival participants

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People standing in front of the stage follow three practitioners on stage demonstrating the beautiful and peaceful cultivation practice

At 10:00 a.m. when the celebration began, participating groups including Tai chi, qigong and martial arts groups came to the stage to give their performances. Falun Gong practitioners' exercises demonstration was the last on the program. While three practitioners demonstrated the graceful and peaceful exercises on the stage, people in front of the stage followed along with them as they did the exercises. A practitioner explained that Falun Dafa takes assimilation to the highest characteristics of the cosmos -- "Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance" ¡V as central to the practice. What it cultivates is the great Fa and great Dao. After the presentation, the audience requested introductory materials and asked for information about local practice sites.

The sponsor of the event, a teacher at Irvine Valley College, said that the activity has been held for several years and that the participation of Falun Gong practitioners played a positive role in the well being of the community, both physically and mentally.