How to Start Learning Falun Dafa
There is no set way to learn Falun Gong.
One can approach the practice from any one of several avenues. Should
one's heart be sincere, any road into it will be fruitful. Falun
Dafa is sure to be different from anything one has studied or practised
before, as its content is extremely unique and profound. Thus, your
being patient and open-minded will ensure that the learning process
moves along smoothly and swiftly. Most people find the company of
a practice group an enjoyable way to start.
Falun Dafa has five gentle, easy-to-learn
exercises, one of which is a meditation. Falun Dafa also consists
of learning the principles of self-cultivation, that is, how to
embody Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance. This is achieved
by reading the main book Zhuan Falun
written by Falun Dafa's founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, or by watching
videotapes and listening to audiotapes of his lectures. One book,
a few exercises, and incredibly profound principles - that's Falun
Dafa in brief. The rest, bringing it to life, is in your hands.
That said, you can begin to learn Falun Dafa
in any of the following ways:
Learn the exercises at your local Falun Dafa practice site
There are hundreds of "practice sites"
around the world where people who practice Falun Dafa meet together
to perform the exercises and/or study and discuss Falun Dafa's teachings.
The "site" might be a park, a library, a hospital, or
even your local YMCA. Everyone is welcome at the sites. At any site
you will find practitioners who are happy to teach the exercises
right there on the spot or elsewhere by arrangement. All instruction
is free, of course. To locate a site near you, click
Learn the exercises from the Falun Dafa exercise video
Anyone can learn to perform the exercises
of Falun Dafa by watching and practising along with the Falun Dafa
exercise video. The video features Mr. Li Hongzhi demonstrating
the exercises, and includes an explanation of their form, key points,
and effects. The video can be downloaded for free from the Internet,
purchased from a variety of bookstores, or borrowed from someone
at your local practice site. To view video clips from the tape,
Learn the principles of Falun Dafa from the books
You can learn the principles of Falun Dafa
by reading the two main books written by Mr. Li Hongzhi: Falun
Gong (Law Wheel Qigong) and Zhuan
Falun (Turning the Law Wheel). Falun Gong is a systematic, introductory
book that discusses qigong, introduces the principles, and provides
illustrations and explanation of the exercises. We recommended that
beginners and those without a thorough background in qigong begin
with this book. Zhuan Falun is the most comprehensive and essential
work of Falun Dafa practice, but is best read with some prior knowledge.
Organised in the form of nine lectures, this book was the number
one bestseller in China in 1996. A thorough understanding of Zhuan
Falun is necessary for genuine, advanced practice. As with the exercise
video, both books can be downloaded (click above) for free, purchased
from a variety of bookstores, or borrowed from your local library
or from someone at your local practice site.
Attend a nine-session video seminar
Nine-session video seminars are held regularly
by different practice groups around the world at various locations.
They represent the most comprehensive way to begin the practice.
Over the course of the seminar, attendees will: watch nine lectures
by Mr. Li, learn all of the exercises, and have an opportunity to
discuss the practice with veteran Falun Dafa students. The seminars
are, of course, also completely free. Everyone is welcome. To locate
a practice group near you for information about upcoming seminars,
Free teaching at your place
In order to accommodate those people without
practice groups near where they live, many who practice Falun Dafa
are happy to come by arrangement to teach the exercises and introduce
the practice to those who express interest. This, too, is completely
free. To find the people who practice Falun Dafa nearest you to
possibly come teach you, click
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