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Phoenix, Arizona: Spectators Drawn to Outdoor Movie Screen Showing Master Li Demonstrating the Exercises at First Friday Art Walk

September 10, 2007 |  

(Clearwisdom.net) Master Li's infinite grace and compassion were vividly evident on the pedestrian filled streets of Phoenix, Arizona last Friday night.

Baked in the scorching summer heat of the Sonoran desert, residents of Phoenix, Arizona tend to stay inside air-conditioned buildings all day long, and venture outdoors only in the cooler hours after the sun goes down. The very popular monthly First Friday art celebration takes advantage of this fact and draws thousands of local residents to stroll downtown streets after dark on the first Friday of each month. Dozens of local art galleries showcase their wares while vendors and causes of all kinds set up booths along the busy sidewalks. Crowds of all ages come and enjoy.

Practitioners have had a booth at the First Friday event each month for the last year. Displays have varied over time, with some as simple as a few demonstrating the exercises while others handed out fliers. Practitioners learned along the way that more elaborate dramatizations of the torture and organ harvesting atrocities attracted larger crowds and seemed to have a better effect in clarifying the truth on a larger scale.

This past Friday, however, practitioners witnessed an even more profound manifestation of the power of Dafa and Master Li's infinite grace. Local practitioners set up a projector that illuminated a large outdoor movie screen measuring eight feet diagonally. Amplified speakers delivered high quality sound and a gasoline-powered generator provided electricity to keep it all going.

In the low ambient light cast by streetlights and the moonlit sky, Master Li's image demonstrating the exercises was remarkably powerful and far reaching. Practitioners mentioned feeling a tremendous energy field while spectators of all ages gathered in front of the screen and followed Master Li along with the exercise movements.

Spectators practice the Jieyin position along with Master Li

Spectators hold the wheel under the watchful eye of Master Li

Practitioners also had a booth with banners, fliers, books and lotus flowers, and spoke to passersby about the practice and the persecution. Many people stopped to find out more, and many others expressed on their way by that they were happy to see Falun Gong return to the First Friday event each month.

Local practitioners acknowledged the success of the event, and are grateful for Master Li's support and encouragement to do more, and to do better in efforts to clarify the truth and live up to their solemn responsibilities in the Fa rectification. The success of the large movie screen format will be repeated in months to come, not only with exercise demonstrations, but also with events to promote the Spectacular, the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, and the Human Rights Torch Relay.