South Dakota, USA: Introducing Falun Gong at a Multi-Cultural Festival (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) On June 18, Falun Gong practitioners from South Dakota participated in a multi-cultural festival held in Sioux Falls.
Introducing Falun Gong to visitors
People learning the exercises
Almost 100 groups from different cultural backgrounds participated in the festival. Falun Gong, an Asian cultivation practice, attracted many visitors. A lot of people learned the exercises. Because so many people were interested in learning, practitioners planned to hold a workshop two weeks later. Those who didn't have time to learn at the festival said that they would go to the workshop.
Even before the festival officially started, people showed up at the practitioners' booth asking for detailed information about Falun Gong. Practitioners shared their experiences and told how they have benefited from the practice. Many people asked for information about the local exercise site and expressed an interest in learning.
Several practitioners demonstrated the exercises continuously, and a lot of people came to learn. Some visitors said that they had heard about Falun Gong or seen practitioners in parades in other states. One woman said that she briefly learned the exercises at another event and that she often does them. She was happy to see practitioners again and did the exercises with them. One gentleman said that if everybody fellowed the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the world would be a better place.
Practitioners passed out truth-clarifying materials and paper lotus flowers. They also clarified the truth to a Chinese group at the festival.