(Minghui.org) As the sun rose out of the Pacific on the first day of the New Year, Falun Gong practitioners gathered at Aurora Garden in Millennium Memorial Park in Taitung. They wanted to express their gratitude to Master Li, the founder of Falun Dafa, for being able to experience the power of Falun Dafa and wished him a Happy New Year. 

Falun Gong practitioners on “The Shore to Welcome Dawn”

Doing the exercises in Taitung’s Aurora Garden shore park

They demonstrated the Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) exercises at the famous landmark, where the rising sun heralds a new day for the world. The calming music and their graceful movements drew the attention of tourists, some of whom took photos and read the “Falun Dafa Is Good” banner.

They took a group photo and wished Master Li a Happy New Year to express their gratitude.

Benefiting from Practicing Falun Gong

Guifen, a high school teacher, started practicing Falun Gong six months ago and said that her health had improved a lot since then.

“Conflicts,” she said, “are generally due to my incomplete understanding of the principles.” She said she had improved her character and would cultivate more diligently.

“Practicing Falun Gong is the most important part of my life. I appreciate Master Li’s protection,” said Guifen. “Fellow practitioners’ diligence encourages me to catch up.”

Mr. Feng is almost 90 years old.

Mr. Feng, who is almost 90, moved into the Kaohsiung senior citizens’ care center three months ago. He is a man of great compassion and tolerance and enjoys good health.

He hangs a banner that says, “Falun Dafa benefits over 100 million people in both mind and body” in the senior care center and does the exercises regularly. The staff and his friends in the facility were surprised and admired his persistence. They learned about Falun Gong, and some wanted to learn it.

Young Practitioners 

Youg practitioners wish Master Happy New Year.

Huang Hsing, an undergraduate student in Taitung from the west coast, started practicing Falun Gong as a child with his parents.

After doing the exercises on the morning of January 1, he said, “I feel refreshed. It is rare for me to have a chance to do the exercises with you all.”

Young practitioners leave home to go to college. Although their parents are not there to remind them, they continue to follow the Dafa principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance in their daily lives.

Huang said, “Although sometimes I may slack off, I feel Master’s compassionate protection. Thank you, Master!”

Chunping started practicing Falun Gong with her parents when she was young. She wants to be a teacher in Taitung after she graduates.

She said, “I feel that Master provides me many opportunities. When I slack off, he reminds me to be diligent. When I face difficulties, I find solutions.” She appreciates Master Li’s compassionate protection.

Youchen, Chiarung, and their children

Youchen and Chiarung brought their two children to participate in the exercises. Chiarung said that her daughter Yunlian was able to recite Master Li’s poems in Hong Yin at the age of four. She said her son Yuen can recite the first poem in Hong Yin. They appreciate Master Li’s compassion and said that having the entire family practice Falun Gong is a precious opportunity.