(Minghui.org) Falun Dafa practitioners in the East Bay Area of San Francisco held a group practice in Marina Park on March 6, 2021. Several passers-by were drawn by the peaceful energy and said they wished to learn the exercises.

Practitioners did the exercises in Marina Park on March 6, 2021. Several people stopped to learn about Falun Dafa.

Marina Park in San Leandro covers an area of 30 acres, with walking trails and wonderful ocean views. Many local residents walk there for exercise. The peaceful scene of practitioners doing the exercises caused people from all walks of life to stop and watch.

Several people accepted Falun Dafa fliers. Others wanted to learn more and had long conversations with practitioners. Some also asked where they could learn to practice Falun Dafa. Some imitated practitioners' hand gestures as they did the exercises.

Stephanie and her friend are Korean. They stopped and intently watched the practitioners. When they realized that Falun Dafa benefits people's minds and bodies, they excitedly said that they would also start practicing and bring their husbands and parents to learn the exercises.

One Filipino lady walked towards the practitioners and joyfully exclaimed that the scene was really beautiful and they looked very peaceful. She thought the practitioners were practicing yoga.

After learning that it was Falun Dafa, she said that she wanted to learn the exercises and asked for extra fliers to show her Chinese friends and colleagues. When she learned that such good exercises are not allowed in China and that the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) has persecuted Falun Dafa for many years, she said indignantly that the United States is a free country and absolutely does not want communism.

Jena and Don stopped and took a pamphlet about Falun Dafa. They watched practitioners demonstrating the exercises while reading the pamphlet.

Jenna said that she felt a very comfortable energy coming from practitioners and that this energy field surrounded everyone there. She said that she must learn such a good practice. As she watched the practitioners practicing the first and second sets of exercises, she imitated their movements. Before they left, Jenna and Don asked for the address of the local weekly group practice site. They said they would join it.

An elderly Chinese man who immigrated to the United States from Guangdong Province chatted with practitioners for a long time. He said he knew the true nature of the CCP. He lived in Beijing when the CCP began to persecute Falun Dafa in 1999 and said he didn’t understand why the CCP wanted to suppress such a peaceful group.

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