(Minghui.org) May 13 is World Falun Dafa Day and this year marks the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public. Mayor Barbara J. Spaeth of the City of Mason proclaimed May 13 as Falun Dafa Day in the city.

Proclamation from Mayor Barbara J. Spaeth of the City of Mason

The proclamation reads, “Falun Dafa has transcended cultural and national boundaries to bring better health and inner peace to millions around the world, including Ohio.

“Falun Dafa is a holistic practice for improving mind and body involving slow-moving qigong exercises and adherence to the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.

“Volunteers in Ohio have been actively involved in the community, providing Falun Dafa exercise instruction and cultural awareness at numerous community events.

“In these trying, post-pandemic times, the meditative exercise of Falun Dafa and its health benefits offers an option to those seeking peace and healing.

“Practitioners of Falun Dafa in Ohio cherish the freedom of belief, while in China their counterparts have continued to peacefully stand up for freedom in the face of brutal persecution under the communist regime’s repression since 1999.”

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 learned the five exercises have experienced improved health and well-being.