(Minghui.org) Practitioners from Montreal, Canada gathered for a Falun Dafa experience-sharing conference on June 28. Seventeen practitioners shared their cultivation experiences.

Radu, originally from Romania, learned about Dafa while attending the Shen Yun Performing Arts show in 2012. He looked for the local exercise site in Chinatown, wanting to learn. However, he did not start practicing right away for various reasons.

In the spring of 2014, he was exhausted from his work as a salesman. He had chest pain and could not breathe. He could not work for more than five hours a day. However, the doctors could not find the cause.

“I felt that I was at the edge of death. I was completely lost, like a boat which cannot find the right direction,” he said.

Then Radu thought of Falun Gong. He went to the local exercise site and began reading Falun Gong teachings.

“The more I do the exercises, better I feel,” shared Radu. “It feels as though my head was pulled free from a pod of mud. I can breathe and see through the fog now.”

Another conference speaker, Peter, started cultivating with his parents, when he was five years old in China. He said that for many young practitioners, who are busy in all kinds of daily work, family, school, and Dafa projects, one major problem is to find time to read the Fa every day.

“Reading the Fa every day sometimes becomes something impossible, yet must be done,” he said, “Luckily, with the help from my family, I joined a local group Fa study, which meets every weekday morning.”

“At the beginning, I did not realize the importance of studying the Fa, because I was not diligent in cultivation. I often felt that reading the Fa is a burden, so I barely forced myself to join the group Fa study.”

“After a few months, I changed. I treat studying the Fa as something that cannot be missed in daily life. Group Fa-study is a form of cultivation that Master has created for us, so we must cherish it, and take this chance to make ourselves more diligent in cultivation.”

“Because I did not treat myself as a Dafa disciple in the period of Fa-rectification, I thought that reading the Fa every day was almost impossible, and I would not be able to do it. But the group Fa-study has created a wonderful cultivation environment for me,” shared Peter.

The speeches were delivered in Chinese, English, and French simultaneously.