(Minghui.org) The Turkish Society of Canada organized the International Children’s Day Multicultural Dance and Art Festival at Nathan Phillips Square on April 23, 2022. Children and their family members from a wide range of cultural backgrounds attended the festival. Falun Dafa practitioners were invited to attend and were well liked by spectators. The practitioners demonstrated the five sets of exercises, and performed a Chinese lion dance and Chinese ethnic dances.
Many passersby went over to the Falun Dafa information booth to learn more. Some expressed interest in learning the practice and inquired about the free exercise classes and the Falun Dafa lectures and books online. People were shocked to hear about the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) brutal persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in China and expressed support for practitioners’ efforts to end the persecution.
“I want to help expose and end this brutal persecution”
Irmak, a Turkish lady now residing in Toronto, was interested in the Falun Dafa exercise demonstration. She said, “I do yoga because it helps me relax. I was attracted to the exercise demonstrations and it looked wonderful.” Irmak said she would learn to practice Falun Dafa when she gets home.
She was very surprised to hear that Falun Dafa is always taught free of charge, and everything is available online for free. “How can such a good practice like this be free of charge? Many fitness classes require tuition,” she said.
“I want to help expose and end this brutal persecution. I will inform people about the truth of Falun Dafa and the CCP’s persecution. I work in the media and perhaps someday I might be able use this to my benefit and raise awareness of Falun Dafa,” she said.
“I want to tell more people to come and learn this wonderful practice”
Priya works in a community center in Toronto. After learning about Falun Dafa and the five sets of exercises, she said, “I would like to promote the free Falun Dafa exercise classes to the elderly. Cultivation is very important. People are very stressed nowadays. Falun Dafa’s five sets of exercises are very peaceful and calm. It can help benefit one’s mind and body and alleviate stress. This practice is beneficial for people at every age level.”
She said that people are more cautious about their health after the outbreak of COVID-19. She agreed that Falun Dafa has many benefits to physical health and can also elevate one’s morals. She said, “I want to tell more people to come and learn this wonderful practice.”
Priya was shocked to learn about the CCP’s persecution, and said, “The CCP regime is evil. People should be aware about the truth of Falun Dafa and the ongoing persecution.”
“How can a group of cultivators be persecuted?”
Gory, from Sri Lanka, headed over to the Falun Dafa information booth after seeing practitioners perform on stage. After learning more about Falun Dafa, he said, “Thank you very much! I want to attend the free Falun Dafa teaching classes and learn about the practice.”
“This is unbelievable. How can a group of cultivators be persecuted and even subjected to forced live organ harvesting? This is terrible! I will learn more about Falun Dafa once I get back. I will tell more people about Falun Dafa.”
“Many will benefit from the simple exercise movements”
Talyaa passed by the Falun Dafa information booth and told a practitioner that her shoulders were often uncomfortable. She began learning the first exercise after watching the exercise demonstration.
She said, “Many will benefit from the simple exercise movements. When I stretched out my body during the first exercise movement, I felt very relaxed and comfortable.”
Talyaa has been seeking a qigong practice to benefit her health. She knows that “qi” is an energy substance and that Falun Dafa is a practice of a higher realm than qi. Talyaa said she will visit the free Falun Dafa teaching websites and continue learning the exercises.
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