(Minghui.org) Online classes introducing Falun Dafa have been very popular since October 2020. As of October 2023, nearly 70,000 people from 156 countries and regions have learned the practice online.

According to Lei Shizhong, a practitioner-coordinator in Canada, there are currently 32 teams in 28 languages that introduce Falun Dafa to new learners. They are from North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and other regions.

According to partial statistics from teams in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, about 195,000 people from 201 countries and regions have registered for the online classes, and nearly 70,000 from 156 countries and regions have actually attended the classes.

These countries and regions cover across Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Africa. More specifically:

Europe (37 countries and regions): Albania, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and Georgia.

Asia (33 countries and regions): Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.

Americas (41 countries and regions): Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Caribbean Netherlands (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba), Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao , Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Maarten, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, United States, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

Oceania: Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Guam.

Africa (41 countries): Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Eswatini, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Réunion, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Practitioners demonstrate the Falun Dafa exercises during online classes.

“Falun Dafa Is Truth”

The new learners usually leave comments after every class thanking Falun Dafa and its founder Master Li.

“It [the class] is easy to follow and I like every volunteer. They spoke to my heart. I hope to be qualified as a volunteer someday [to introduce the practice]. Falun Dafa is truth, for everyone and anyone,” wrote Sally Ransom.

She said she was thankful that Falun Dafa became part of her life. “I do not remember how it did, but I am very grateful. I also hope I can introduce the practice to my children, grandchildren, and friends,” she wrote.

Strong Energy

Carmen Diaz said the class was much better than she expected. “I immediately felt the energy moving throughout my body, and even started to feel relaxed yet energized, ” she wrote. “It was very unique and powerful. Even some pains in my body started to melt away. Thank you so much for sharing this practice.”

Physical Improvement

Jennifer Bushaw said that Falun Dafa changed her fundamentally. “When writing down this comment, I felt like I just want to cry. Everything was just magic and I can hardly believe it fell out of the stars into my lap,” she wrote.

“I have shared with many people the videos that introduce Falun Dafa because I hope they could benefit like me. I am just so happy and grateful to do the Falun Dafa exercises every morning. Within a few days, I have seen and felt the difference in my body and in my back,” she added.

Mind and Body Improvement

“I loved it! It was easy to follow and just felt honest,” wrote Mary Dempsey. “I am so happy to learn this practice that helps with mind and body improvement.”

She said she had signed up for countless online classes [webinars] in the past, which always left her feeling disappointed and unfulfilled. “I think this [Falun Dafa] is the real thing, and I feel excited to get started... Thank you all so much,” she wrote.

“Falun Dafa is what the world needs forever”

One attendee wrote, “I enjoyed this class that gently introduced Falun Dafa to me. My mind is calm and my body is relaxed.” “I glanced at [the picture of] Master Li, and then at our teachers, and I felt the personal connection they had with the exercises.”

One woman named Washington wrote, “I enjoyed everything in this online class. It was very informative, well put together, and the instructions every step of the way were well prepared. Both male and female practitioners did well demonstrating the various positions. I will recommend this to others. Falun Dafa is what the world needs forever.”

The Nine Day Lectures

According to Lei, other than hosting four online classes every week, the English team in North America also plays the Nine Day Lecture Session videos from Master Li every month. About 200 people registered for each session, and about 20 or 30 finished watching the Nine Day Lectures.

Many attendees were impressed by Falun Dafa. Kimi, who attended the Nine Day Lecture Session twice, left a message, “It is very enlightening. Master Li has taught me so many things that I was unaware of and did not even know how or who to ask. Now I have learned all of them. It is as if my brain has been tweaked and tickled.”

A Chinese practitioner wrote, “My English is not very good, so I need more time to understand the content in the Nine Day Lecture Session. But I liked it a lot because the lecture spoke to my heart. Thank you so much for hosting this event.”

From Learning to Introducing Falun Dafa

Carolina Avendano, a student at the University of Calgary, saw a flyer about Falun Dafa at a coffee shop one day in November 2020. Interested in the online class, she signed up and began to learn the exercises. Three days later, she found that her period, which had stopped for over a year, returned.

She later attended the online Nine Day Lecture Session and watched the videos by Master Li. She also went to the city center in Calgary and learned the exercises. A practitioner gave her an English language copy of the book Falun Gong, and another practitioner invited her to read the Falun Dafa teachings online.

In addition to physical improvements, Avendano noticed that her character also improved dramatically. She became more able to get along with her family members and tried to help them.

The positive changes of Carolina Avendano: Before (left) and after (right) practicing Falun Dafa.

In the past, Avendano focused on material interests, and always judged how well she did by her efficiency. After she began practicing Falun Dafa, she changed and began seeking inner peace, something she said she lacked for a long time.

She said the benefits she received from Falun Dafa motivated her to introduce the practice to others. She said the world is somewhat chaotic with wars and social as well as economic crises—that is why people are looking for inner peace and hope for a change.

Some people are looking for ways to improve their health, and others are eager to find the purpose of life and principles they can adhere to. Avendano said Falun Dafa has provided both.

To find more information about the online classes, please visit https://www.learnfalungong.com/