October 4 is the Mid-autumn Festival (or Moon Festival) in China, one of the biggest holidays of the year. At such times, Falun Dafa adherents have the tradition of sending holiday greetings to the practice's founder, Master Li Hongzhi. The greetings presented today come from Dafa practitioners in 30 of China's provinces and regions, and they reflect the tremendous gratitude they show to Master Li for the many benefits Dafa brings to their lives.
Practitioners came from more than thirty countries to attend the conference, held at the Versailles Convention Center on October 1. Nineteen practitioners, from France, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Montenegro, Italy, Romania, and Latvia, shared the positive changes that Falun Dafa has brought them, and how they have improved themselves when encountering conflicts.
In honor of the Mid-Autumn Festival, many people in China have sent in greetings to Master Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa. Even those who do not practice Falun Dafa identify with its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance and condemn the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the spiritual practice.
Practitioners from across Europe gathered in Paris for a conference and related activities, including introducing the meditation practice in Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
The events were held on October 1, which marks the 68th year since the Chinese Communist Party came to power. Democratic leaders spoke at the rally in support of the practitioners' efforts to end the persecution of Falun Gong in mainland China.
“We live here with freedom and don't know that such a thing is happening in 2017," one spectator remarked.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Young Practitioners' Experiences ~
~ Greetings ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all