(Minghui.org) Sardis Secondary School in Chilliwack, British Columbia, held its annual Healthy Living Day on April 24, 2013. The one-day event aims to help the students to learn and choose a suitable healthy way of life. The organizers invited Vancouver Falun Gong practitioners to introduce the practice to the students and teachers.
Students at Sardis Secondary School learn Falun Gong exercises
The Falun Gong practitioners were given a classroom to hold three one-hour sessions. They taught the exercises to the students in the first half-hour and then spoke about the practice and the persecution in China.
Practitioner Cindy Song shared her personal cultivation experiences with the students. She began to practice Falun Gong when she was 20 years old and in college. She became healthier and could focus better on her studies.
During the discussion, she asked the students, “When you are cursed at or bullied, what do you do?” Some answered, “I will hold back and keep quiet.” Some said when you are bullied, you should report it to the teachers. Through questions and answers, Cindy guided them to look inward when they encountered tribulations.
The practitioners told the students about Falun Gong's popularity in China before the persecution and around the world, and how the brutal persecution started in July 1999. After talking about the Chinese Communist Party's propaganda against Falun Gong, Cindy gave an example to guide the students to observe and draw their own conclusions. She pulled out a plastic orange and asked, “What is this and is it edible?” All of the students answered, “It's an orange. It's edible.” Then she clicked her nail on the orange and it made a plastic sound. Everyone realized that it was made of plastic and laughed. She said, “Because you didn't know the truth about this orange, your answer was wrong. Next time you meet a student from mainland China who has misunderstandings about Falun Dafa, you should ask her or him, do you really know the truth about Falun Dafa? Because there is no freedom of press in China.”
A student from Shanghai told the reporter that he was very excited after taking the Falun Dafa introduction class. He had not met any Falun Dafa practitioners in China but he learned about it in this special place at such a special time. He said he wanted to learn more about it.
Teacher Rita said she felt a strong energy field and had a strong desire to learn the exercises. Many students and teachers asked about the next free Falun Gong exercise teaching session.
The three classes were completed successfully. Each student and teacher attendee received a flyer on Falun Dafa and a beautiful folded paper lotus flower with a bookmark that read: “The World Needs Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance.”