(Minghui.org) As the new year approaches, Falun Dafa practitioners in Thailand gathered at Lumphini Park in Bangkok to wish Mr. Li Hongzhi a happy New Year. They did the exercises and expressed their gratitude for wonderful Falun Dafa and its principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance.

The weather was cool and the park was quiet that day. Practitioners began doing the exercises at 6 a.m. Some passersby said the exercise music filled the park with a compassionate and peaceful energy field.

Practitioners did the exercises together

This is the first time that so many practitioners have gathered in Thailand after the COVID outbreak in 2019 and the three-year lockdown.

Practitioners wished Master a happy New Year after the exercises, and said in chorus: “Falun Dafa is good,” “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” “Happy New Year Master!”

Practitioners wished Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa, a Happy New Year.

Background: What Is Falun Dafa?

Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was first introduced to the public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in Changchun, China, in 1992. The spiritual discipline is now practiced in over 100 countries and regions worldwide. Millions of people who have embraced the teachings, which are based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance, and have learned the five exercises, have experienced improved health and well-being.