(Minghui.org) May 13, 2023, is World Falun Dafa Day and marks the 31st anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the world. Falun Dafa practitioners throughout Quebec, Canada, expressed their gratitude to revered Master Li Hongzhi (Dafa’s founder) and wished him a happy birthday.

Practitioners in Montreal express their gratitude to Master Li.

Practitioners in Sherbrooke express their gratitude to Master Li.

Practitioners in Quebec City expressed their gratitude to Master.

Practitioners shared the joy of cultivation on the path to return to their true selves and their positive changes after practicing Falun Dafa.

Getting on the Right Path in a Morally Corrupt World

Leboeuf received a Falun Dafa flyer in the subway in 2015. Two days later, he went to the exercise site, learned all five exercises, began to read Zhuan Falun, and started cultivating himself.

Constan Beaulieu Leboeuf, a student at the University of Montreal, is grateful to Master for guiding him on the right path in a morally corrupt world.

“After practicing, I realized that many of the things in society, such as smoking marijuana and casual male-female relationships, are corrupting behaviors.” Leboeuf said that, since he started practicing, he has stopped smoking, drinking, and smoking marijuana, and has lived a disciplined life.

He previously practiced meditation and yoga but felt that they did not help him reach the higher levels to which he aspired. In Dafa, he found the answer. “Returning to one’s true nature is the real purpose of life. Everyone has this longing deep in their hearts, but no one knows how to do it. And it is by practicing Falun Dafa that it is possible to return to one’s true self and assimilate to Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. This is the only path.”

He now serves as the conductor of the Tian Guo Marching Band in Montreal. He travels around to participate in parades to let more Quebecers know about the beauty of Falun Dafa. He is immensely grateful to Master Li and said, “There are no words to express my gratitude. Thank you, Master, for your compassionate salvation! Happy Birthday to Master!”

Grateful to Master for Leading Her on the Path to Return to Her True Self

Marie-Helene, a speech therapist in Quebec City, is a French Canadian. In 2009, she was working at Amnesty International in Melbourne, Australia, when she heard a colleague talk about Falun Dafa. She went to learn the exercises. However, due to life changes, she did not continue.

After returning to Canada, she received a flyer on the street in Quebec City. She read the flyer and realized that it was the same Falun Dafa she had previously learned in Australia. The first time she read Zhuan Falun, she was attracted, even though she couldn’t understand some of the Chinese cultural words in the book. After reading the part about practitioners not drinking alcohol, she went to a party in Montreal but never thought of drinking again.

Marie-Helene and her family

After practicing Falun Dafa, Marie-Helene, who had always been a perfectionist, learned to look inward, to change herself when encountering problems instead of asking others to change, to stop putting pressure on others, and to become much more at peace within herself.

Now her whole family practices Dafa, and on the occasion of World Falun Dafa Day, she and her husband, with their three children, joined other practitioners in Quebec City to wish Master Li a happy birthday via video.

She said, “I am incredibly grateful to Master. Dafa allows us to elevate, grow, and look inward. Being able to let go of our fears and worries in tough times makes us strong and pure inside, and no resentment will arise from the trials and tribulations of life. On the path of returning to the true self, we become kinder and simpler.”

“I feel lighter and more comfortable”

Kim from Vietnam began practicing in November 2020 when she received a phone call from her sister in Paris encouraging her to try Falun Dafa.

Kim started practicing Falun Dafa in 2020.

Kim’s sister has a friend in Vietnam whose liver disease was resolved after he began practicing Falun Dafa. Kim’s sister was very surprised to see how much he changed during a video call, and the friend urged her to practice Falun Dafa. After Kim’s sister practiced, her illnesses disappeared; then her husband began practicing, and the gout that plagued him for ten years was gone.

The phrase “practice Falun Dafa” spread from Vietnam to Paris and then to Montreal, and Kim was delighted to obtain Dafa.

After practicing, Kim recovered from osteoporosis, thyroid cancer, and high cholesterol. She no longer needed any medications. After she began conducting herself in accordance with the standards of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance she was no longer irritable and bad-tempered. She happily clarifies the facts to people at the Chinatown truth-clarification site every day.

“I feel light, warm, and comfortable. Because I practice Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, I have gradually removed my prejudice against others and I treat everything around me with a more positive mindset. I thank Master from the bottom of my heart for arranging all of this for me.”

Practice “selflessness and altruism” according to Dafa’s Teaching

Micheline Lussier of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu has been a caregiver for thirty years, working with children, the elderly, and the sick. At the end of 2009, when she was looking for a qigong practice to improve her level and couldn’t afford the fees, a friend gave her a Falun Dafa flyer he received. Micheline took a look: It looked good and it was free! She has been practicing Dafa ever since.

Micheline Lussier of St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu thanked Master Li.

In accordance with Dafa’s teaching of “selflessness and altruism,” Micheline has been busy clarifying the truth all year round. She does not seek fame or profit and is always happy and does not complain. She said, “Whenever I feel unhappy, I look at my starting point and see if it is for the sake of others.”

Micheline expressed her gratitude to Master Li, “I sincerely thank compassionate and great Master for teaching us Dafa and allowing us to treat life with a peaceful and calm mind. I am grateful to Master for teaching us to cherish others and ourselves and for his grand mercy and tremendous dedication to the world.”