(Minghui.org) “The exercises look so peaceful. Do you offer classes? How many people are needed to start a class?” Renate was shopping with her friend when she came across Falun Dafa practitioner’s information booth on July 10, 2021. She really liked the peaceful and graceful exercise movements, and both Renate and her friend asked if they could learn the five Falun Dafa exercises in Göppingen.

Practitioners held an Information Day in Göppingen on July 10, 2021. Falun Dafa practitioners are demonstrating the fifth exercise, a meditation.

Local residents inquiring about Falun Dafa

People sign the petition demanding an end to the persecution.

Göppingen, a town in southern Germany, is in the state of Baden-Württemberg and is the capital of the district of Göppingen. Near Stuttgart, Göppingen became the center of industrialization in the 19th Century.

Setting Up Dafa Exercise Classes

Practitioners held an activity in Göppingen once before. This time they set up their display on the government plaza on July 10 and attracted many passersby. Many who learned the truth about Falun Dafa signed the petition demanding an end to the persecution. Local residents who were interested in learning the exercises inquired about classes.

Renate and her friend liked how Falun Dafa practitioners were doing the exercises and asked about setting up exercises classes locally. A practitioner told her there was no set number for how many people would be needed to start a Dafa exercise class, which, she added, is always free of charge. Renate’s friend said, “Then we can set up an exercise class? I will ask my friends and family if they are interested in learning.”

Renate said, “Yes, there will be people interested in learning this practice. Look at them!” Renate pointed at practitioners doing the fifth exercise, a meditation. “They look so peaceful. I really want to do this.” Renate and the practitioner exchanged contact information and discussed the next step in setting up a class.

Interested in Meditation

Alex, who lives in Göppingen and attends the University of Stuttgart, watched the practitioners doing the meditation from a distance. When a practitioner handed her a truth-clarification flier and told her about forced live organ harvesting, Alex signed the petition.

Alex said she once practiced yoga and was very interested in meditation. The practitioner explained that Falun Dafa is a cultivation practice that follows the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance and teaches people how to become better. That piqued Alex’s interest and she said she might want to learn it. The practitioner told her that many people wanted to learn the practice and they were considering setting up a class.

Alex said, “That’s great. I would also like my mother to participate. I really hope she will be able to attend and do the exercises.”

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