(Minghui.org) On May 11, 2024, practitioners in the French-speaking region of Switzerland celebrated World Falun Dafa Day and the birthday of Mr. Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa’s founder. They gathered at the popular Parc de Bastions in Geneva to do the exercises and tell people about Falun Dafa. In the afternoon, they studied the teachings and reflected on their cultivation experiences and how they improved their characters while participating in projects.

Practitioners in Switzerland celebrated World Falun Dafa Day and wished revered Master a happy birthday

Practitioners did the exercises in the Parc de Bastions.

People hear about Falun Dafa.

Identifying Attachments While Working on Projects

Practitioners read the teachings and discussed their cultivation experiences.

That afternoon, practitioners studied the teachings and shared their experiences.

Ms. Mi spoke about how moved she was by the atmosphere when many practitioners came to help during the recent local Shen Yun performances. They read the Fa and sent righteous thoughts all the time. She felt she had not been so diligent in studying the teachings in the past because she liked to read ordinary books. Now, she keeps the Dafa books handy, so she can remind herself to read them often.

Ms. Christine shared an amazing experience. After she saw Shen Yun, her daughter told her that her previous misunderstandings with her boss were miraculously resolved. This changed her daughter’s belief in the existence of gods and Buddhas.

Ms. Sasha discussed the importance of group exercises, mentioning that before she became a practitioner, she used to smoke and always had the taste of tobacco in her mouth. Although she did not notice a significant change when she did the exercises alone, once she began to do the exercises with the group, she felt that her mouth was not only free from the taste of tobacco but instead it was filled with honey.

Ms. Cong said her character improved by studying the teachings while she helped during the Shen Yun performances. Sometimes she felt very tired and stressed, especially when facing conflicts or feeling wronged, she wanted to cry. However, if she remembered Master’s teachings and realized it was an opportunity to improve her character, she could persevere and thus her character improved.

Mr. Guan commented on the excellent cultivation environment in Switzerland, where experienced practitioners set an example and everyone helps each other to progress. When facing difficulties, they always step in and take on the heavier burdens. For example, while they were distributing flyers, they came to a narrow, steep path, which was very difficult to navigate, and veteran practitioner Kenya took on the task willingly, which touched him deeply.