(Clearwisdom.net) An Indian practitioner from Chennai (formerly known as Madras), India learned Falun Dafa in the USA when he started his graduate program there. He recently visited his family in Madras for a month and used his free time to spread Dafa through introductory workshops.

Local people were surprised to learn that the practitioner taught such a wonderful practice for free. Some went to the workshop by taking a 4-1/2 hour train ride. Someone provided their office for the workshop.

People come to learn Falun Gong

People come to learn Falun Gong

The practitioner placed a few classified ads and also managed to have the information about Falun Gong and the workshops placed as articles in some major newspapers. There was a lot of response to the ads and articles, and the final few Falun Gong workshops were packed. It is estimated that around 100 people from came to the four introductory workshops and review session in Chennai and learned Dafa there.

This practitioner felt that he had a predestined relationship with the people in the city in which he was born, and he felt he had to let more people in the city learn Falun Dafa during his visit. Many of the people who learned the practice during the workshops seemed to be predestined people.

One woman bought the book China Falun Gong 6 or 7 years ago and had read it, but had been waiting for someone to teach her the exercises! One man came from Cuddalore, a city that is at least 4-1/2 hours by train from Chennai (one-way) just to learn the exercises. One person, upon learning that Falun Gong was taught for free, volunteered the use of his office for the first workshop.

At the end of each workshop, several people came to the practitioner and excitedly shook his hand and thanked him for introducing the practice to them. Several of them said, "You are doing such a great social service by spreading this practice! In this age when people are charging 500 Rupees (Indian currency) for the simplest meditation techniques, you are teaching such a wonderful practice for free!?"

The practitioner explained to them that the practice was meant to be taught for free and that all the information and books could also be downloaded for free from the website at www.falundafa.org. Several of the participants planned to download or purchase China Falun Gong and Zhuan Falun and keep practicing Falun Gong.

Some of the students had heard about the persecution of Falun Gong and expressed concern about the situation in China.