The Tian Guo Marching Band, comprising Falun Dafa practitioners from the New York tri-state area, was invited to join one of the world’s largest celebrations of Italian-American culture: the annual Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The parade included 35,000 participants and passed by more than one million spectators who lined the streets. The event was also viewed by millions worldwide.
“The children become so peaceful when they do the Falun Gong exercises,” said a teacher at an elementary school in Buenos Aires. Since June, hundreds of children at two schools in the capital of Argentina have noticeably benefited from the meditative exercises of Falun Gong and its principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.
The Tian Guo Marching Band, a float, an exercise demonstration, and waist drummers were all part of this year's Falun Dafa entry in the 150th Italian Heritage Parade (formerly known as the Columbus Day Parade) on Sunday. Both parade organizers and spectators were delighted by their positive message, colorful costumes, and energetic music.
Practitioners held events in Switzerland and Austria to raise awareness of the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong in China.
A practitioner from the UK describes how cultivation helped him to more effectively communicate with politicians about Falun Gong and the persecution.
Even though they do not practice Falun Dafa, these street vendors in China tell their customers about the goodness of Dafa amid its persecution by the communist regime.
~ Accounts of Persecution ~
~ Journeys of Cultivation ~
~ Experience Sharing Conferences ~
~ Traditional Culture ~
Death Toll Reaches Genocidal Proportions
Estimates put the number who have perished as a result of persecution at over one million.
Organ Harvesting Atrocities
Evidence suggests over 60,000 killed for their organs in an illicit state-sanctioned organ trade.
A Fundamental Misconception
Chinese state media reports falsely claim that practicing Falun Gong has led to 1,400 deaths.
Self-Immolation: An Elaborate Hoax
A 2001 TV broadcast of people setting themselves on fire was actually a propaganda ploy.
April 25 Peaceful Appeal
The most peaceful protest in history is called a 'siege' by top party brass
Prosecuting Jiang Zemin
Bringing the prime culprit in the persecution to justice
More Basic Truths
A primer on the web of lies upon which the persecution was built
Learn About Falun Dafa
An advanced practice of self-cultivation freely available to all