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France: Practitioners Introduce Falun Dafa at Exhibition in Reims

April 2, 2024 |   By Falun Dafa practitioners in France

(Minghui.org) Located in northeastern France’s Champagne-Ardenne District, Reims is rich in history and culture. For more than 1,000 years, French kings were crowned at Reims Notre Dame Cathedral, and Reims is known as the “city of kings.”

Practitioners set up an information booth at the Tendence Nature Eco-Habitat Exhibition held at the Reims Exhibition Center from March 22 to 24, 2024. They held a workshop on Saturday and Sunday to introduce Falun Dafa and demonstrate the exercises. Their booth drew many residents from Reims and surrounding cities.

Practitioners introduce Falun Dafa at the Tendence Nature Eco-Habitat Exhibition in Reims from March 22 to 24, 2024.

Many people came to the booth to learn about Falun Dafa.

Laetitia from Paris works at a social services center and is responsible for arranging district development plans. She attended the Falun Dafa workshop on Saturday afternoon and joined the practitioners when they did the exercises. She said she felt relaxed and told the practitioners, “Thank you for organizing this forum, the explanations were clear. The exercise movements are gentle and graceful, and they make me feel good.”

Laetitia and her husband attended the introduction to Falun Dafa on Saturday.

Karine said Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance are universal values. If everyone realized these values are connected to them and follow them, it would be great.

Karine stopped at the Falun Dafa booth.

A woman in her 80s stopped to chat with practitioners after seeing the words “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance” on the display board. She recently lost her older sister, and she was grieving. She was excited to hear that Falun Dafa is a spiritual practice. She said it was not a coincidence that she met practitioners and she felt God brought her there. She was interested in practicing.

A 7 or 8-year-old boy told practitioners that he saw the exercise demonstration the day before. He also listened to the introduction. He loved the exercise movements and Falun Dafa’s principles. He said he came to thank practitioners.

A woman who taught qigong for 35 years noticed the information about Falun Dafa, but did not know what it was. After a practitioner explained, she said that even though she taught qigong for many years, it was not until now that she had heard about cultivation. She was interested in practicing Falun Dafa and asked for contact information so that she could learn the exercises.

Four women came to the booth, and one of them looked pale and weak. A practitioner introduced Falun Dafa to them, and they watched as another practitioner did the exercises. A few minutes later, the woman who appeared unwell said that she felt much better and she could stand up straight. Before leaving, she said with tears in her eyes that watching practitioners do the exercises made her feel better.

A therapist had a stall at the exhibition and gave advice to athletes. She shared her views with practitioners and said that nowadays, many young people learn martial arts, karate and other sports, but they don’t think of the moral or mental aspect. She felt Falun Dafa brings positive energy in these areas.

A group of teachers came to the booth. After learning that Falun Dafa is a form of cultivation practice, one teacher said that students and parents are increasingly demanding, and there’s a lot of inappropriate speech and this causes problems in schools. He said, “Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance are excellent values. If everyone followed these values, society would truly change.”