2,000 Join Falun Dafa Exercises in Long Beach (Photo Gallery)

October 21, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015    

LOS ANGELES—More than 2,000 Falun Gong practitioners from around the world joined a huge group exercise session in Marina Green Park in Long Beach, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient Chinese spiritual and meditation practice. It is what’s known as a mind-body practice, meaning mind and body are intrinsically linked. So if one wants a healthier body, one needs to improve one’s moral character by following the teachings that are based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. Correspondingly, to improve one’s mental state, one practices the five gentle exercises that work on the body’s energy.

About 5,000 Falun Gong practitioners were at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center near the park on Saturday for the U.S. Western International Falun Dafa Experience Sharing Conference.