Introduction to Falun Dafa


the second exercise of falun dafa

Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) is an advanced practice of Buddhist self-cultivation, founded by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the practice’s master. It is a discipline in which “assimilation to the highest qualities of the universe—Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance)—is the foundation of practice. Practice is guided by these supreme qualities, and based on the very laws which underlie the development of the cosmos.” Master Li’s teachings are set forth in a number of texts, among which are included Falun Gong, Zhuan Falun, The Great Perfection Way of Falun Dafa, Keys to Diligent Progress, and The Grand Verses. These and other works have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and are published and distributed worldwide.

More can be read about Falun Dafa here.

How to Learn

Falun Dafa can be learned in any of several ways. It is taught in most every major city around the world, always for free, and all of its teachings are available free of charge online in book, audio, and video format. Here’s how you can learn the practice:

1) Read online or purchase the practice’s basic primer, Falun Gong.
2) Find a local practice site* where you can learn the exercises and meditation or participate in study of the teachings.
3) Learn the basics of the exercises by watching online video clips.

* This is the recommended option, wherever possible.

The Falun Symbol

falun dafa symbolThe emblem of Falun Dafa is called the “Falun,” a Chinese term that translates loosely as “Wheel of Law.” It is composed of two primary elements: yin-yang symbols, which are Taoist in nature, and srivatsa, which are Buddhist. The srivasta is commonly seen in Asian Buddhism. More can be read about the Falun symbol here.


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