San Francisco, USA: The First Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference for Young Practitioners Held in the Bay Area (Photos)
(Minghui.org) On the afternoon of September 8, the first Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference for Young Practitioners was held by the Falun Dafa Association of San Francisco at the San Francisco County Fair Building. More than 200 practitioners attended the conference, and 11 young practitioners and two parents shared their experiences with prepared speeches.
Dean, from the Falun Dafa Association of San Francisco, said that the conference was a success. There are many young practitioners in the Bay Area, and it is important that they have a good cultivation environment so that they can share their understandings of the Fa and their experiences in cultivation. Sharing with other practitioners of their age helps them to improve in the cultivation.
The young practitioners who gave prepared speeches ranged in age from 7 to 16 years old. They talked about the importance of reading the Fa, how they got rid of the attachment to computer games, how to pass the test of sickness, their experiences of learning classical Chinese dance at Feitian Academy, and how they discipline themselves as cultivators.
Li Xin, 14 years old, talked about how he was addicted to computer games. His school grades were bad because of this. After he started practicing Falun Gong, he quit playing computer games, and learned how to look inward when he ran into problems. When his mother is in bad mood, he comforts her with the principles that he learned from Dafa, telling her not to be attached to gain and loss. His mother was amazed that a 14-year-old has such deep insights, and wondered what changed him. When she learned that the answer was Falun Dafa, she herself also started practicing.
Fred Yi shared his experience of learning classical Chinese dance at Feitian Academy. He said that it was not easy. The process can be physically painful, but he never thought of giving up. He has a dream—joining Shen Yun performing arts in the future.
Ma Jiayi has been attending Feitian Academy for three years. She talked about how she improves her xinxing in daily life. Takahashi, who started practicing in 1996, talked about the importance of studying the Fa, which helps him to discipline himself and look inward.
At the end of the conference, several young practitioners recited poems together from Hong Yin.