(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners introduced the meditation practice in Nisantasi, an upscale neighborhood in Istanbul, on Saturday, August 31, 2019.

A group of children followed along with the exercise demonstration from beginning to end. They read about Falun Dafa from the flyers and said its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are “a very good thing.”

A group of children learn the Falun Dafa exercises. (Left to right: Selim, Doğuş, Emircan, and Canan)

Ayten Şenol and her daughter Meltem

Ayten Şenol told practitioners, “While my daughter and I watched the exercises, our souls felt rested and in great peace. It was like I had gone somewhere else. It was very nice.”

Zuhal Çalın

Ms. Zuhal, a real estate consultant and former banker, said, “I want to learn these beautiful and peaceful exercises with very relaxing music.”

Naz Terzi

After trying the exercises, seventh grader Naz Terzi said, “I feel very good. I think this [activity] expresses Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Thank you.”

Group photo of practitioners at the event

Many people took information about exercise sites where they could learn more about Falun Dafa.

Practitioners plan to hold more exercise demonstrations in Nisantasi on select Saturdays, including September 14, October 5, and October 26.