Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) is an advanced, high-level practice of mind and body. Falun means Dharma Chakra or Law Wheel and Dafa means Great Dharma. The practice has five sets of slow moving exercises, which includes meditation. The moral teachings of Falun Dafa are based on highest standards of the Universe, with the main principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance. People practice the exercises and read the teachings to achieve higher states of mind, with the ultimate goal of achieving spiritual perfection.
The exercises help to cultivate the body, but emphasis is more on mind cultivation. The book, Zhuan Falun is the main book for Falun Dafa cultivation. Practitioners become more selfless by giving up unhealthy attachments, habits and desires as they practice. By practicing Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, practitioners see the trials and tribulations they encounter in a new light and as opportunities for improvement. The book Zhuan Falun and other teachings are available online and free to download at https://en.falundafa.org/falun-dafa-books.html.
More than 100 million people around the world have experienced tremendous benefits in terms of improved health, increase in energy levels, greater insight and awareness, inner peace and balance. The book “Life and Hope Renewed – The Healing Power of Falun Dafa”, is a compilation of experiences recovering from serious and fatal illnesses by practicing Falun Dafa. This book can be downloaded from https://en.minghui.org/emh/download/publications/JCFS_2ndEd_whole_book.pdf.
The concept of cultivation practices dates back to ancient times. Falun Dafa cultivation practice was passed to a single disciple over the ages. It was first introduced in a way suitable to present times and made public by Mr. Li Hongzhi in China in May, 1992. The practice was widely accepted by people of China, and soon spread to more than 100 countries. People from all walks of life and religious backgrounds practice Falun Dafa. Falun Dafa and its founder, Mr Li Hongzhi, have been awarded more than 1,500 awards and proclamations worldwide.
How to Learn?
Volunteers teach the exercises at practice sites, and contacts can be found here: https://en.falundafa.org/falun-dafa-global-contacts.html
You can also register for an online webinar introducing Falun Dafa and exercises: