World Falun Dafa Day Celebrated in London

By John Smithies, Epoch Times
May 13, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

LONDON—Over a hundred Falun Dafa adherents gathered in Trafalgar Square on Saturday, May 9 to commemorate the public introduction of their practice in 1992.

This year, World Falun Dafa Day marks the 23rd anniversary of Falun Dafa’s introduction to the public in China by Mr. Li Hongzhi in 1992. Falun Dafa (also called Falun Gong) is an advanced practice of self-cultivation based on the Buddha School of teachings, according to the group’s website FalunDafa.org.

In London, adherents collected signatures calling for an end to the persecution of the practice in China, did Chinese calligraphy for passersby, and demonstrated the five meditative exercises under colourful balloons.

Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrates meditation for World Falun Dafa Day in London, May 9, 2015 (Si Gross/Epoch Times)
Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrates meditation for World Falun Dafa Day in London, May 9, 2015 (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

 

A Falun Dafa practitioner speaks with a passerby in Trafalgar Square, London, on May 9, 2015 (Si Gross/Epoch Times)
A Falun Dafa practitioner speaks with a passerby in Trafalgar Square, London, on May 9, 2015 (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

 

Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrate meditation for World Falun Dafa Day in London, May 9, 2015 (Si Gross/Epoch Times)
Falun Dafa practitioners demonstrate meditation for World Falun Dafa Day in London, May 9, 2015 (Si Gross/Epoch Times)

 

Hand-made paper lotus flowers hang from the hand of a Falun Dafa practitioner on May 9 in London (Si Gross/Epoch Times)
Hand-made paper lotus flowers hang from the hand of a Falun Dafa practitioner on May 9 in London (Si Gross/Epoch Times)
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