Introducing Falun Gong in Brazil
(Minghui.org) Falun Gong practitioners in Brazil held a series of activities in the last month, introducing this ancient Chinese cultivation practice to the public. They distributed flyers, met with government officials, and held free workshops and an art exhibition.
Free Falun Gong Workshop at Presidente Hospital
Presidente Hospital is one of the largest healthcare institutes in São Paulo. The hospital invited Falun Gong practitioners to introduce a method to relieve stress during “Staff Health Week” (SIPAT) from May 8 to 12.
The attendees, including managers, doctors, nurses, and firefighters, watched a short video and tried out the five Falun Gong exercises, including four standing and one sitting meditation.
Many of the attendees said they felt a strong energy flow while doing the exercises and that it was very relaxing.
The Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance Art Exhibition
A month-long art exhibition was held in Brasilia, the nation's capital. Viewers of the paintings depicting the brutal persecution in China expressed heartbreak and outrage. Many were moved by the courage and peacefulness of practitioners and some were interested in learning the exercises.
Albemin hand copied almost all the stories behind the paintings in a notebook.
“Falun Dafa is amazing. I really need Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance to purify my soul,” she said.
Albemin said she would get a copy of Zhuan Falun (the main book of Falun Gong), and tell her son about this.
She thanked the practitioners and artists for bringing their message to Brazilians.
Marlus, who is studying acupuncture, wanted to learn the Falun Gong exercises right away when he saw the painting “In Harmony.” He also said he planned to read Zhuan Falun.
His wife Luciana came to the exhibition the second day. With tears in her eyes, she said, “These paintings are so beautiful, but the practitioners' suffering is so sad. Everybody should do something to help stop it.”
Luciana said she had tried meditation before, but she could not reach tranquility. A practitioner suggested that she read Zhuan Falun, as it helps to purify one's mind. She said she would definitely try it.
Vladimir came to the exhibition with his wife. He was moved by the paintings, and took photos of all of them. “These paintings and the stories behind them are amazing! I need to read them again,” he said.