A recent gathering of nearly 10,000 Falun Gong practitioners in Manhattan provided the opportunity for practitioners of different racial and cultural backgrounds to share their stories. Although they differed in details, a common thread in each practitioner's sharing was a profound appreciation to the founder of Falun Gong, Master Li Hongzhi, for giving them the opportunity to cultivate.
About 10,000 practitioners from 58 countries attended the conference, which was held on Sunday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Dafa, came onto the stage at around 2 p.m. to lecture and answer questions for about two hours. Thirteen practitioners also spoke at the conference, talking about how their lives have changed for the better since taking up the practice.
As part of events in New York City to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Falun Dafa's introduction to the public, nearly 10,000 practitioners from around the world staged a magnificent parade through Manhattan. With marching bands, floats, banners and practitioners in ethnic dress, the parade made a big impact on New Yorkers and visitors. Many people were moved by the beauty of the parade. As one spectator shared, "I am grateful for this beautiful day.”
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