(Minghui.org) The Falun Dafa Association in Singapore held a Chinese and English 9-day lecture workshop from February 27 to March 7, 2021. The students watched the videos of Mr. Li Hongzhi’s lectures and learned how to do the five exercises during the workshop. On the last day, new practitioners talked about the positive changes they noticed after learning the practice.
Mr. Yang came with his wife, older sister and niece, after a friend recommended the workshop to him. He was 12 years old when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) launched the persecution of Falun Dafa. He listened to the CCP’s propaganda and was confused. After the pandemic hit, he wanted to improve his health and studied the teachings of Falun Dafa. Gradually he understood what Falun Dafa is. “As a new practitioner, I will follow Master Li’s teachings and do my best to practice them. I will not disappoint Master,” he said.
Ms. Yang said, “My mind calmed down and my thoughts were empty as I listened to Master Li talk. I felt comfortable and relaxed, especially after doing the meditation exercise.”
Mr. Yang’s sister heard about Falun Dafa in 1996 because her mother was a practitioner. “My mother remained a steadfast practitioner despite years of persecution,” she said. When she lived in China the police often came to their home because her mother refused to give up Falun Dafa. She once blamed her mother for the harassment and the family’s troubles. Now she knows her mother did the right thing. After she came to Singapore, she had access to information that she didn’t have in China. She noticed many Falun Dafa practitioners doing the exercises in the parks and thought, “Falun Dafa is embraced around the world, why not in China?”
At that moment she went from believing the CCP to awakening to the truth. “I will conduct myself following Master’s teachings from now on,” she said.
Mr. Yang’s 13-year-old niece enjoyed the exercises, especially the meditation. She said that as soon as she closed her eyes, her mind became tranquil. Afterward, she felt rejuvenated. She also said that she could feel Falun (law wheel) rotating in her lower abdomen while she listened to Master’s lectures.
When Mr. Liu was little, he attended a Falun Dafa workshop in China and watched Master’s lecture videos. He was too young to comprehend the content. After the CCP staged the self-immolation incident on Tiananmen Square in 2001 to slander Falun Dafa and justify the persecution, he never heard about Falun Dafa again. He came to work in Singapore in 2020 and had access to resources on the Internet. A Falun Dafa practitioner chatted with him online and told him about the workshop. He was impressed with the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, and glad to know how to be a good person.
Because he listened to negative news, Mr. Jiang was scared to learn Falun Dafa. One time out of curiosity he searched for the practice online and found out about the persecution. He believed that Falun Dafa is a good practice and wanted to learn it.
During the pandemic last year Janice read about Falun Dafa online. Later she found a group of practitioners to do the exercises with on the Internet and registered for the 9-day workshop. “The teachings inspired me so much. I understand many things that I hadn't before. Now I believe I can follow Master’s teachings and carry myself based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance.”
One man fell sick a few months ago. His older brother, a Falun Dafa practitioner, told him about the benefits of the practice and suggested that he say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He agreed to come to the workshop. He knows that Falun Dafa is good.
Ms. Zhang’s older sister introduced Falun Dafa to her. Ms. Zhang said that in the past two years she failed to follow the teachings many times and was upset with herself. “I am glad that Master did not give up on me. Another practitioner recommended that I attend the workshop,” she said, “When listening to Master talk, I enlightened to things that I didn’t understand when I read [the Dafa books before]. From now on I will practice diligently.”