(Minghui.org) The Singapore Falun Dafa Association recently held a Nine Day Lecture session between September 3 and 11, introducing the practice to the community for free. Among those who watched the video lectures, given by Mr. Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Dafa, were some Chinese who now live in Singapore and Malaysia. Some of them came from mainland China where they learned the truth about Falun Dafa through software that overcame the Internet blockade while the rest learned about Falun Dafa in other countries.

Participants watched the Nine Day video lecture series given by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the founder of Falun Dafa.

Learning the exercises.

In addition to watching the video lectures, participants also learned the five Falun Gong exercises. On the last day, they sat together and discussed their experiences over the days of the course.

New practitioners talked about their experiences.

Life Is Less Stressful

Mr. Jiang has lived outside China for many years. He moved from Australia to Singapore about a month ago.

Mr. Jiang met a Falun Dafa practitioner when he lived in Australia. At that time, he was encountering a major setback in his life and the practitioner explained how practitioners handle such issues by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Mr. Jiang was very moved and decided to look into Falun Dafa one day.

After arriving in Singapore and hearing about the Nine Day Lecture classes, Mr. Jiang was very excited and signed up for it. “After attending the classes I can look at life from a broader perspective and things are much more manageable,” he said.

Cleansing Heart and Soul

Mr. Zhang said that when he was in China he watched the defamatory propaganda against Falun Dafa by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). When he was about 14 or 15, however, he found software that helped him overcome the CCP’s Internet blockade and access overseas information. That was how he learned the facts about Falun Dafa and how the CCP mistreated practitioners for their beliefs.

After he moved to Singapore Mr. Zhang met a Falun Dafa practitioner and was interested in learning the practice. After attending the lecture series he had a better understanding of how vicious the suppression in China is. “I was also touched by the practitioners’ kindness when they taught us how to do the exercises,” he added, “All these are great experiences, and they have cleansed my heart and soul,” he said.

Happy to Experience Falun Dafa in Person

Having lived in Singapore for four years, Mr. Wang said this year is special because he learned so much.

Like other Chinese, Mr. Wang was taught since childhood to love China and the CCP. No one told him China – which has thousands of years of history – and the Party are in fact two different entities. He now understands that loving China means loving its history, traditional values, and the people. This is different from blindly listening to the CCP.

Because the CCP censors information, people need software to access overseas information. That was how he learned the truth about the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989 and that what the CCP says about Falun Dafa are lies. He says it’s absurd that innocent practitioners have been suppressed for 23 years since 1999.

He feels fortunate to hear about Falun Dafa and attend the Nine Day Lecture sessions. His complexion is better and he has more energy. “Even if I stay up late at night, I don’t feel tired. This is a big improvement for me,” he said. “I am glad to learn about Falun Dafa firsthand. This has been a wonderful experience.”

Improve Mind and Body

Mr. Chen first heard about Falun Dafa in 2018 when he was in Thailand. He contacted practitioners to learn more about the practice. After he began practicing, he experienced many phenomena described in Zhuan Falun, the main teachings of Falun Dafa.

Mr. Chen said that when the CCP announced it would suppress the practice back in July 1999, he started to pay attention to it. Defamatory propaganda appeared on television, lies attacking Falun Dafa showed up in textbooks, and people talked about it. It was not until he moved overseas that Mr. Chen realized what he heard back in China was hate propaganda.

“After talking with practitioners and learning the practice improves both mind and body, I decided to practice it,” he said, “Falun Dafa gives us a better perspective of life along with good health – truly beneficial for mind and body.”

Precious Opportunity

Building designer Mr. Li and his wife Ms. Xie are from Malaysia. Mr. Li’s wife heard about the practice and how it’s persecuted in China. Several months ago he received information about Falun Dafa in the mail which inspired him to sign up for the Nine Day Lecture classes. “These past few days are great – I am not tired even if I stay up until midnight,” he explained, “I will recommend Falun Dafa to my relatives and friends.”

Ms. Xie heard about Falun Dafa for the first time in 2000 when she was a high school student. While walking in a park she saw practitioners doing the exercises and they offered information about Falun Dafa. Although she took a copy and read it, she mistakenly thought it was for the elderly.

After receiving Falun Dafa materials this past June, Ms. Xie researched online and began to learn the exercises herself. Since the Nine Day Lecture session in June already passed, she contacted practitioners and was happy to learn there would be another session in September. “In the past my skin was loose and my knees were inflamed and hurt,” she said, “I feel fine now and Falun Dafa is great!”

Located near Kallang Train Station, the Singapore Falun Dafa Association offers a free Nine Day Lecture session every three months. The next session will be held December 3 - 11, 2022, from 7:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. every evening. Please contact register@falundafa.org.sg for more information.