(Minghui.org) The Singapore Falun Dafa Society held its quarterly free Nine-day Falun Dafa Workshop from June 19 - 27, 2021. This time, not only did local residents attend the classes, people from other countries including Malaysia, Japan and China participated. 

New practitioners listen to Master Li Hongzhi’s lectures.

Veteran practitioners carefully guide the new practitioners step-by-step through the exercise movements. 

New practitioners learn the fifth exercise, the sitting meditation. 

New practitioners exchange cultivation experiences and thoughts at the end of the nine-day Falun Dafa Workshop.

Experiencing the Phenomena Master Mentioned in the Lectures

Catherine, a Singaporean, first heard about Falun Dafa in 2008. When she was taking a taxi, the driver mentioned Falun Dafa and said, “Praying is not effective unless you cultivate yourself.” She was very curious and wanted to know what Falun Dafa was all about. She went online to check it out. After she learned more about the practice, she went to a bookstore to purchase the Chinese and English language versions of Falun Dafa books, including Master Li Hongzhi’s (the founder of Falun Dafa) lectures given in different countries and regions. After she read them, she realized that Falun Dafa is truly great!

Catherine said that when she went with her parents to temples to pray, she did not know what she really wanted. After she started to cultivate herself according to the teachings of Falun Dafa, Catherine got rid of her bad habits of speculating in stocks and drinking alcohol. When her friends or family didn't understand what she was doing, Catherine was satisfied as long as she knew what she wanted. 

While talking about the Nine-day Falun Dafa Class, Catherine said, “I cried the first day I entered here. I saw … (she started to sob)... I felt really ashamed of myself for taking so many years to come and attend this class. I am really thankful to Master for protecting me all these years, and for giving me a healthy body. I believe that throughout all these years I truly experienced the phenomena that Master mentioned during his lectures. I also experienced the cleansing of my body and I also escaped some dangerous incidents safely.” 

Catherine said that although she cultivated by herself at home, she could feel Master watching over her and protecting her. She said, “I often read the books, listen to the lectures and practice the exercises at home. However, things were vastly different when I attended this Nine-day Workshop. I also realized that some of my exercise movements were not correct. Having delayed for so many years, I will definitely persist now and remind myself to cultivate diligently from now on.”

Ding Ren, a Singaporean, discovered the Falun Dafa website last September. He read Falun Dafa's main book Zhuan Falun and he also read Falun Gong. He felt that what Master said made sense, so he continued reading the books. He started to learn the exercises, set by set, all by himself. Soon after he began practicing the exercises, Ding Ren said his body felt light and free. He attended the class, as he felt it was an opportunity to ask questions and also to correct any inaccurate exercise movements.

Christopher studied Yoga when he was seven years old. He’d heard about Falun Dafa and the Nine-day Class. During these nine days, Christopher saw some phenomena in other dimensions three times. He was amazed and said this was something he’d never experienced before in all the practices he’d done in the past. He is determined to continue practicing Falun Dafa.

Starting to Practice Falun Dafa with His Chinese Colleague

Win, from Malaysia, currently works in Singapore. He said that he first heard about Falun Dafa in 2017 when he was in Malaysia. In 2018, he started to practice the exercises at home but he never attended a Nine-day Class before. This year after coming to Singapore, he has more time and feels very fortunate to stay in a Dafa practitioner’s house. He was very happy to attend the Nine-day Falun Dafa Workshop. Practitioners helped him correct his exercise movements and he is both happy and grateful for the interaction with other practitioners, and very grateful to attend the class.

When talking about how he obtained the Fa, Win said, “I followed a belief since I was young. However, I felt that those beliefs could not keep my character in control. In my quest for knowledge I gradually became an atheist. At work, I met a Chinese colleague who was an atheist just like me. We sought knowledge and speculated in stocks together. From him, I also learned what kind of country China is, including the human rights problem and the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa. After that, he experienced a miraculous incident. He found Master Li, obtained the Fa and started to cultivate in Falun Dafa. 

“Initially, I did not quite believe what he said. As he continued to explain, I realized that what he said made sense. I downloaded Master’s recordings of the Nine-day Lectures and found that what Master said is all very logical. I watched some truth-clarifying programs that were produced by Falun Dafa practitioners. One day, when I was watching one of the videos, I felt a jolt through my whole body! I knew that it was time for me to start cultivating. I also discovered that all those things I always thought were very mysterious were no longer mysterious. I can actually accept these phenomena. I started to cultivate with this Chinese colleague and we often talked about our cultivation experiences. I feel that I am very lucky and I am very grateful.”

Continuing My Affinity with Falun Dafa

Ms. Xu from China, began practicing Falun Dafa in 1998. She started practicing because she wanted to get rid of her illnesses and have a healthy body. She said, “Before I started to practice, I was full of illnesses from head to toe. I recovered from all of them and I did not need to take medicines. I even survived being hit by a car three different times and I was unharmed.” 

Ms. Xu took part in the group exercises and Falun Dafa events when she was in Singapore in 2018. She recalled the first time she entered the activity centre. She started crying when she saw Master’s portrait on the wall. Her tears welled up, as Ms. Xu said, “I saw Master’s portrait smiling at me. I felt so ashamed of myself…when I sent forth righteous thoughts, I felt that the energy field here is good.” Later, Ms. Xu traveled to and fro between Singapore and China, missing many chances to attend the Nine-day Workshop. She was concerned that she would never have an opportunity to attend this class.

Ms. Xu said, “I am so lucky! I benefited a lot from the class. In China, everyone practices the exercises at home. I discovered that some of my exercise movements were not accurate. I hope that Master will not leave me out because I did not cultivate diligently. I hope that Master will bring me home too. Compared to the practitioners who cultivate diligently, I still lag far behind. There are some tests which I did not do well in. In the future, I must abide by Master’s requirements and be a Dafa disciple that meets the mark.”

Xiao Huang from Shandong Province, China, came from a family whose home was a Falun Dafa practice site when she was young. Even though she grew up in such an environment, she never cultivated. After coming to Singapore, through reading Minghui.org, Xiao Huang saw that Master said that it was best to participate in a local Fa study. Coincidentally, Xiao Huang saw a photo of the activity centre in one of her group chats with her friends. After searching online, she found the address. Xiao Huang said, “The energy field here is very good. I was so moved that I cried on the first day. The feeling got stronger as the days went on. When I practiced the first four sets of exercises, I had this magical feeling as though my whole body was warm and I could feel the Falun turning. I can also feel the karma leaving my body.”

Ms. Li from Sichuan Province, China, said that her grandparents on both her father’s and mother’s sides all began practicing Falun Dafa in the 1990s. Ms. Li felt that if she didn’t start to cultivate now, there would be not enough time for her to practice. She decided to come to Singapore. When she first came, Ms. Li felt that the stress of her job was very great and there were many attachments which she could not let go. 

In the past, her arms and hands always felt tired and heavy whenever she did the second exercise. While attending the Nine-day Class, Ms. Li felt a force supporting her hands when she did the second exercise, and they no longer feel so heavy.

Xiao Shen came from Hebei Province, China. He once practiced Buddhism in China. In 2018, after coming to Singapore, Xiao Shen learned about Falun Dafa. He talked to practitioners who told him about the Falun Dafa books and the local exercise site. This year, he decided to come and learn the practice. After attending the Nine-day Class, he said very seriously, “I will continue to practice and cultivate diligently.”

Looking for True Cultivation

Misa, from Japan, said the first time she heard about Falun Dafa was when she visited Taiwan with her father. Some friends tried to tell her about Falun Dafa, but she was too young to understand what it was about. The first day she practiced the exercises, she felt a very strong energy passing through her body. The second day she did them, she felt very comfortable. Misa said, “When I was in Taiwan, I noticed people teaching the exercises so I started to learn the movements. Although that happened long ago, I still remember that special feeling. After returning to Japan, I kept looking (for local practice sites). This time, (in Singapore) I finally found it.” 

Masa, a gentleman from Japan, said that this was his first time practicing the exercises. He’d tried other religions for two or three years so he knew how to meditate. He wanted to find a practice that does true cultivation. When he was passing by the activity centre, he noticed the advertisement about the Nine-day Falun Dafa Class and he signed up. 

After attending the classes Masa said, “The Falun Dafa exercise movements may seem simple but they are not simple. They may not seem special but they are actually very special.”

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Category: Beginning Cultivation