(Minghui.org) On June 16, 2013, the Falun Dafa Association of Queensland was invited to join the annual Pacific Pines United Expo at the Gold Coast hinterland in Queensland, Australia.

Practitioners set up a marquee tent, information desk, and a photo exhibition, “Journey of Falun Dafa. 

They also demonstrated the five exercises and handed out origami-style lotus flowers, as well as brochures about the universal principles of Truth-Compassion-Forbearance.

After watching the exercises, a council employee told practitioners that she became very relaxed while the movements were being performed onstage.

Many people were very interested in learning about the benefits of the practice and listened carefully to the cultivation stories shared by practitioners.

A nurse that said the Dafa exercises would be ideal to relieve the stress of her fast-paced job.

Some Taichi followers expressed interest in learning the exercises after practitioners shared their understandings about karma and qi (vital energy).

A few mainland Chinese were very excited to see the Dafa display and took lotus flowers, brochures, and photos for their relatives back home.

Another man from mainland China listened carefully as practitioners clarified the truth and provided handouts. He shook hands with the practitioners and thanked them for the information.

The event organizer was impressed with the courtesy and calmness exhibited by the practitioners and provided a great deal of assistance in their activities to introduce Dafa.