Guadalajara: Experience Sharing and Raising Awareness in Mexico’s 2nd Largest City
(Minghui.org) Once every month, Falun Dafa practitioners from different cities in Mexico gather together to study the Falun Dafa teachings, share their cultivation experiences, and clarify the truth to the public. This routine has been going on for a while. On June 24th, more than 60 practitioners met in Guadalajara.
The meeting in Guadalajara was an important one, because Guadalajara is the second largest city in Mexico, with more than 5 million residents. And this was also the first time that Falun Dafa practitioners met in the city.
After reading Lecture 3 of the book Zhuan Falun, practitioners shared their experiences and understandings from applying Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance in their daily lives. Such gatherings are held around the world, and practitioners often say how they benefit from getting together with others and sharing experiences.
In the evening, they went out on the streets to talk to people about the practice and the persecution it faces in China. They went to Chapultepec Avenue, one of the main cultural centers in the city of Guadalajara.
One group demonstrated the Falun Gong exercises while another held banners and posters with pictures about the persecution, torture, slave labor, and forced organ harvesting in China that practitioners in China endure.
A third group ran a signature drive for a petition initiated by Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH).
Local people were very receptive and many were moved upon hearing about the brutal persecution in China.
A group exercise was held near the busy Chapalita roundabout the next morning, and many local residents took the opportunity to learn the exercises on the spot.