(Clearwisdom.net) In commemoration of World Falun Dafa Day, this photo series illustrates how Falun Dafa, the peaceful meditation practice with Truthfulness-Benevolence-Forbearance as its guiding principles, has been embraced by people from all walks of life around the world.

Before the persecution initiated in July 1999, Falun Gong practitioners from Qianyang, Donggang, Liaoning Province held group practice:

A practice site in Shenyang, Liaoning Province

This practice site was started on January 19, 1996. Most participants were retired people. Most of them had illnesses before practicing Falun Gong. All of them became healthy after taking up the practice. These few photos were taken in March 1998. Every day, the practitioners started group practice at 8 a.m. and read Dafa books after the practice.

Morning practice at a practice site in Yi County, Liaoning Provicne in 1997

Group practice of Falun Gong in Shuangcheng, Heilongjiang Province before July 1999.

Selected from invited submissions for World Falun Dafa Day.