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MIND

Let go of attachments
Enhance wisdom
Experience inner peace & tranquility

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BODY

Unblock energy channels
Purify the body
Improve health & wellness

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SPIRIT

Be guided by universal truths
Expand compassion
Return to one's original true self

What Is Falun Gong
(Falun Dafa)?

Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is a mind & body practice for spiritual advancement guided by the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion & Forbearance. It consists of five easy-to-learn, gentle exercises including a sitting meditation. Free to learn and practise, it is embraced by people of all ages from all walks of life in over 150 countries.

Truthfulness · Compassion · Forbearance

9-day Lectures

The Falun Gong 9-day lectures are live recordings of the Falun Gong founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, teaching the practice across China in the early 90’s. These lectures led to Falun Gong becoming the fastest growing spiritual practice in China’s history.

The series covers topics such as healing, perfecting your character, loss and gain, and developing a pure and serene mind. Many have experienced wonderful changes physically, mentally, and spiritually after attending.

Mr. Li states:

“I teach in a different way from others in this field, who typically just run through the basics of their practices, impart energies to you, and teach you their exercises. Real guidance takes more than that: There needs to be a moral component, or Way, to the teaching. And that is what I will provide. We will teach the deeper workings of spiritual practice in great detail, and this will be what makes your spiritual growth possible.… you also need to understand the principles for cultivation at high levels. That is what we will address.”

Mr Li Giving Lectures in Wuhan China (1993)
Mr Li Giving Lectures in Wuhan China (1993)

These lectures have helped millions of people in over 150 counties become kinder, healthier, more self-aware, and more understanding of the world we live in, and of what spirituality actually means.

From People Who Participated
9-Day Lectures

Enlightening !!! Knowledge on so many levels (that) I never knew existed. Answers to questions (that) I didn't know how or who to ask. Like my brain is being tweaked and tickled.

– Kimi

Such a warm awakening! Peaceful and exhilarating at the same time. I am so very grateful for this program and what we have just learned.

– Lainey

That's great. This is a healing session and I know after this 9 day I will not be the same.

– Jummah

The generosity of offering this spiritual Practice and Teaching for free is evidence of its purity. Deep bow to all of your merits _/\_ Thank You.

– Lois B

These lectures really motivate me to focus on the exercises and continue to cultivate with joy. I look forward to tomorrow. Thank you so much!

– Lanakila W

Falun Gong has created a life experience for me beyond anything I could have previously imagined. I honor Master Li and all those who have volunteered to bring this Great Way back into the world.

– Harold S

Falun Gong
Around the World

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Young practitioners in Israel
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Group exercise practice in Taipei
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Falun Gong in Korea
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42nd Street, New York
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Falun Gong in Russia
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Falun Gong at the U.S. Capitol
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A peaceful mind starts at a young age
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Paris at night
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A solemn moment
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Father and son for a good cause
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School students in India
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True happiness does not hide!
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The power of tranquility
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Never too young to learn the exercise
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Improve physical strength and mental agility
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Morning group exercise in Chengdu, China, in the 1990s
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Morning group exercise in Guangzhou, China, in the 1990s

Falun Gong FAQs

1What are Falun Gong’s teachings and beliefs?
At the core of Falun Gong are the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真, Shan 善, and Ren 忍). Falun Gong teaches that these are the most fundamental qualities of the universe. Practitioners strive to adopt these qualities in their daily life through meditation, Qigong-like exercises, and the study of moral principles.
Qigong practices like Falun Gong are part of a broader tradition of “cultivation practice” that has existed throughout Asia for millennia. In the West, Falun Gong is often classified as a religion on the basis of its theological and moral teachings. However, Falun Gong differs greatly from religions in the conventional sense in that it does not involve worship, rituals, or the collection of money. People are free to come and go and everyone is welcome regardless of background.
Falun Gong is open to everyone. Although it originated in China, it is practised by people around the world. Today, millions of people from different ethnic, cultural, and racial backgrounds and from all walks of life practise Falun Gong. It is taught by volunteers in over 150 countries across the globe. Falun Gong books have been translated into 40 languages and are available free online.
In early 1999, Chinese government officials and state-run media estimated that 70–100 million people were practising Falun Gong in China, making it the fastest-growing spiritual teaching in the world at that time. Today, although people who practise Falun Gong are found in over 150 countries around the world, it is difficult to give precise numbers because the practice has no concept of membership.
Falun Gong was first made public by Mr. Li Hongzhi, a native of Changchun, China. Now living in the United States, Mr. Li is a five-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and was nominated by the European Parliament for the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. He is also the recipient of U.S.-based Freedom House’s International Religious Freedom Award.
Falun Gong was widely popular across China throughout the 1990s and highly praised and awarded by the Chinese government at the time. However, a few top leaders of the Chinese Communist Party launched a violent campaign against the practice in 1999, due to Falun Gong’s growing popularity and because they felt Falun Gong’s emphasis on moral living and traditional Chinese culture was a threat to the atheist communist regime, which largely rules by control and fear.

Many insiders also point out that China’s top leader at the time, Jiang Zemin, personally resented Falun Gong’s popularity, fearing it was stealing attention away from his efforts to build a lasting legacy for himself.

Governments around the world and human rights groups including Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on the Chinese Communist Party to stop the persecution of Falun Gong. They have condemned the persecution as an illegal attack by a paranoid regime against believers of a peaceful faith.
“Falun Dafa” and “Falun Gong” refer to the same practice. “Falun Dafa” is the formal name, whereas “Falun Gong” is a more colloquial term made popular in China.

In English, “Falun Dafa” translates to “Law Wheel of The Great Law.”