Brief Introduction to Falun Dafa
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice that millions around the world have made a part of their lives. Rooted in Buddhist tradition, it consists of two main components: self-improvement through the study of teachings, and gentle exercises and meditation.
The belief system of Falun Dafa offers the possibility of spiritual growth through disciplined practice. Its teachings encourage learners to let go of unhealthy attachments as they strive to attune their lives to the underlying qualities of the universe: Truth, Compassion, and Forbearance.
People who practice Falun Dafa often find it to be life-changing. Many experience dramatic health benefits as well as newfound energy, mental clarity, and stress relief. More importantly, many feel that in Falun Dafa they have found a deeply rewarding spiritual path.
Background & How to Learn
Falun Dafa was originally taught in China by Mr. Li Hongzhi, the practice’s teacher (or “master,” in keeping with Asian tradition). It is now practiced in over 80 countries, and Mr. Li’s teachings have been translated into over 40 languages.
The main teachings of Falun Dafa are contained in the book Zhuan Falun. It is available on this website for free reading online and can also be found in bookstores. The exercises and meditation can be learned by following the links under Local Contacts (below), or via the resources on this site.
Falun Dafa is taught free of charge and is open to all.