Diversity of Falun Dafa

Over five thousand people travel from across the world for one reason: To march in a parade. [Manu Huwyler, Falun Gong Practitioner from Switzerland]:

“I came from Switzerland to support the Falun Dafa parade here, and to show how beautiful Falun Gong is.” The Chinese culture has been around for over six millennia.  Falun Dafa is only one of the countless spiritual practices rooted in Chinese culture.  But even amidst a brutal persecution of practitioners in China, Falun Gong has managed to spread to 114 regions around the world.  In less than 20 years, over 100 million individuals have obtained the spiritual practice of Falun Gong. [BRIDGE]Thousands of Falun Gong supporters arrive to walk the streets of New York in order to show the world the diverse cultures the spiritual practice has brought together [Thu Huien, San Jose]:

“The Chinese culture is really beautiful.  It represents dignity, moral values.” Through regime oppressions like the Cultural Revolution, much of traditional Chinese culture has been lost. [Thu Huien, San Jose]:

“But since modern access to the culture has been destroyed by the communist party, we want people to know how beautiful it is.” Presenters were not limited to people of Asian culture. [Joseph Mendola, New Jersey]:

“As a Westerner, I want inspire other Westerners that they can learn about Eastern culture and its great beauty.  And also the practice of Falun Gong which promotes the principle of Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance, so I hope many Westerners will be inspired today.” The more active participants, like Dragon dancer Peter Benedetti, choose to dance rather than walk. [Peter Benedetti, Dragon Dancer]:

“It symbolizes good fortune, it’s protection…” The parade was 20 streets long, and by the time those in the front reached the end, those in the back were still waiting for their cue to start marching. Cindy Zhang, NTD, New York.


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