(Minghui.org) May 13, 2022 is World Falun Dafa Day and the 30th anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public. Mayor Dean J. Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale and City Commissioners issued a joint proclamation proclaiming May 13 Falun Dafa Appreciation Day.

Mayor Dean J. Trantalis (middle) and City Commissioners of Fort LauderdaleProclamation from Mayor Dean J. Trantalis of Fort Lauderdale

The proclamation reads, “Falun Dafa is described as a ‘cultivation practice’ as practitioners cultivate their minds, bodies, and spirits by acting in accordance with the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance; and

“practitioners typically experience significant benefits, including peace of mind, more harmonious relationships, stress relief, and improved health; and

“Flaun Dafa was introduced to Florida in 1996 and, since then, many Floridan's have learned and benefited from the practice. There are now practitioners and practice sites all across the state, offering this easy-to-learn, enjoyable activity free of charge; and

“Mr. Li Hongzhi’s teaching has revealed a universal path to physical health and spiritual growth. His teachings help people worldwide to improve their health, purify their mind, uplift their spirit, and deepen their understanding of life, humanity, and the universe; and

“the people who practice Falun Dafa come from all walks of life, as it transcends cultural, social, and national boundaries; and

“Falun Dafa’s contribution to humanity has been widely recognized and honored in the United States.”

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.