falun gong

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a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

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Background Falun Dafa is a self-cultivation practice with five gentle, easy-to-learn exercises, one of which is a meditation.
Li Hongzhi's teachings build mainly upon the long history in China of transforming oneself through the cultivation of qi, but he distinguishes his Falun Dafa from these qi-based methods, and from the qigong craze of his own time in China, by asserting that his cultivation practice transforms the self/ body through the accumulation of gong and the elimination of qi.
Supporters outside China claim Falun Dafa followers suffer arrest, torture and abuse and that 2,000 have died in custody since 1999.
The Falun Dafa Information Center urges journalists or others covering this story to review this information and investigate claims made at this press event thoroughly to ensure this event does not use our Western free press to advance the Chinese regime's persecutory agenda.
Japan Falun Dafa does not plan to protest or file a lawsuit against the metropolitan government, he said.
Who : Representative of Falun Dafa Association of Washington, D.
The civil affairs ministry said according to investigations, "the Research Society of Falun Dafa had not been registered according to law and had been engaged in illegal activities, advocating superstition and spreading fallacies, hoodwinking people, inciting and creating disturbances, and jeopardizing social stability," the report said.
Li, who was lecturing to followers in Australia at the time, claims he had nothing to do with organizing the protest, and called it a "spontaneous" demonstration prompted by a crackdown by security authorities on Falun Dafa members in Tianjin.
Erping Zhang, Cofounder/Spokesperson, Falun Dafa Information Center
The tightened security indicates that China's leaders are on guard, since the Falun Dafa sect claims to have a worldwide following of more than 100 million people.
Human rights organizations, such as The National Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP) and Falun Dafa, will be represented and available to answer questions.
WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Falun Dafa Information Center:
Panel discussion and release of Falun Dafa Information Center 2010 Annual Report
WASHINGTON, April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, April 26, the Falun Dafa Information Center will release its 2010 Annual Report followed by a panel of scholars, human rights experts and victims discussing the findings and what Falun Gong's experience of persecution and activism can provide towards better understanding China's present and future.
These are the kinds of universal values espoused by ancient Chinese legends, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and also the spiritual discipline Falun Dafa.