Wisconsin: Practitioners Introduce Falun Dafa at Wauwatosa Farmers' Market
(Minghui.org) Practitioners in Milwaukee introduced Falun Dafa at Wauwatosa Farmers' Market on September 15, 2012. The market's administration offered a free table, lauding the practitioners' effort to promote health and wellness in the community.
A mother and her daughter listen to the introduction of Falun Dafa.
As a couple learned about Falun Dafa, the wife expressed great interest in learning the exercises.
Mr. Miller signed a petition to support Falun Dafa and call for the end of the persecution in China.
A family takes a flyer about Falun Dafa.
The weekend farmers' market attracted a lot of Americans who prefer natural products and a healthy diet. The Falun Dafa table stood out among the many produce-filled tables, piquing people's interest. As practitioners demonstrated the five sets of Falun Dafa exercises, with the soothing music playing in the background, many people stopped at the table to ask where they can learn the exercises.
One lady said she had heard of Falun Dafa a long time ago but never saw any exercise sites or met any practitioners. She was very excited to see the practitioners at the market, saying: “I didn't expect to be so lucky today. Accidentally I found what I wanted for a long time.” She took the contact information and address of the group exercise site and talked to the practitioners for a long time.
An Indian-American man watched from the side for a long time and then spoke to a practitioner to learn about the practice. The practitioner explained to him that Falun Dafa is more than just an exercise method, because it also requires people to upgrade their morals by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance. The man became intrigued and said he would learn more from the Falun Dafa website.
Another gentleman took a flyer from a practitioner and immediately started reading the front page. He said to a practitioner: “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance--these three words are great. Now society desperately needs truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, especially the forbearance. How many people can really be forbearing? This is so important to America.” During their conversation, the practitioner remarked that if everyone in the world followed the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance, it would be a wonderful world. The man fully agreed.
Another gentleman came to the table and said that he had borrowed the book Zhuan Falun from the library before but lost it before he completed the reading. He said he wished to read the book all the way through, from front to back. The gentleman said his grandfather is one of the owners of the Miller Brewing Company, and many of his family members are influential figures in business. He signed a petition to call for the end of the persecution in China and said that he would tell his family to support Falun Dafa.
Many people heard about Falun Dafa for the first time at the market. After a brief introduction, many wanted to learn the exercises. The practitioners gave them the schedule of the group exercise site at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.