Falun Dafa Introduction at Beltsville, Maryland
May 21 was the annual Beltsville Day of Beltsville City, Maryland. We did not know about this until the evening of May 17. We thought it might be a good opportunity for us to introduce Falun Dafa to the people in that city during the festival. The next day, May 18, a practitioner went to the related department to check out if it would be possible for us to demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises at the festival. Surprisingly, the procedure went through very well, just as it had been pre-arranged. The officers gladly offered us permission to demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises both indoors and outdoors. They even did some arranging for us.
On May 21, we nine practitioners joined the festival. One practitioner found a nice area unexpectedly, while another practitioner had purchased a sun-tent in time, which was proved to be very useful. A third practitioner brought a table and several chairs from his home. Thus, we set up a beautiful exhibition booth quickly.
As soon as we put some Falun Dafa material on the table, we found we were surrounded by a lot of visitors. They were very interested in us. Some of them immediately asked us to teach them the exercises. Although we were shorthanded, we cooperated with each other very well. Some of us introduced Falun
Dafa to the visitors, and handed out fliers; some demonstrated the exercise, following the exercise music in front of the booth; and some taught those interested people the exercises.
At around 3:45pm, we demonstrated the exercises inside a community building. Although there were fewer visitors than outdoors, we noticed that many of them paid attention to our demonstration.
After the indoor exercise demonstration, we continued to introduce Falun Dafa outdoors.
Through this activity, we realized that there are many communities
activities. It couldn't be more proper for us to demonstrate the oriental cultivation art during these community activities. If we pay a little more attention to the social and entertainment activities around us, we can easily find a lot of good opportunities to introduce Falun Dafa to the public.
May 24, 2000