Across Five Continents and Twenty-Two Countries Falun Gong's Entry onto the Campuses of Overseas Schools

A Dafa Disciple

PureInsight | September 19, 2018

[PureInsight.org] In 1999, the Chinese Communist Party launched a brutal persecution against Falun Gong lasting over 19 years to date. Nonetheless, Falun Gong has spread to over 100 countries and regions across the world. In the colleges, middle schools, elementary schools, and even preschools of many countries, teachers and students alike uphold "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance", and both cultivate and practice Falun Gong.

For over 10 years, Falun Gong practitioners across the world have introduced Falun Gong to schools in both the East and West through holding seminars, photo and art exhibits, movies, presentations, and exercise-teaching classes. These forms were widely accepted by teachers and students alike, and some instructors even established Falun Gong classes on campus grounds. In some schools, one can see the grand scene of some thousand students and teachers practicing the exercises together.

Falun Gong was introduced to China in Changchun in May 1992 by founder Mr. Li Hongzhi. In seven short years, 100 million people walked onto the path of cultivation. Cultivators adhere by the principles of "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance", and while improving their moral standard, also obtain healthy bodies, hereby benefiting both families and society.

Falun Gong has also received great recognition on the international level, having received over 3500 awards and accolades across the world. Mr. Li Hongzhi’s principal work Zhuan Falun, —alongside over 40 other works, have been translated to over 40 languages and are distributed worldwide. In 2007’s “Top 100 Living Geniuses” list, Mr. Li Hongzhi was ranked number 12; he has also been nominated four times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

The following summarizes Falun Gong's introduction to 82 colleges, middle schools, and elementary schools, and three preschools across 22 countries in the continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Americas.

 

Taiwan

 

Every year during winter break, many counties and cities in Taiwan will hold a “Falun Gong Study Camp for Instructors”, whereby middle and elementary school instructors are introduced to Falun Gong. Through this, close to 50 Falun Gong Clubs have been established on the campuses of professional training colleges.

Yun Lin County’s “Falun Gong Study Camp for Instructors” was held from July 23-24, 2005 at Huwei high school’s Jinyingguan. The event was collectively pushed by the 17 principals of Yun Lin County, spurring about 200 school instructors and workers to participate.

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Participants practicing "Falun Standing Stance", Falun Gong's second exercise (Minghui.org).

 

At Taiwanese middle schools and colleges, Falun Gong practitioners prepare a diverse array of events introducing Falun Gong. On June 13, 2015, during the National Sun Yat-Sen University's graduation ceremony, Falun Gong practitioners held a one-week long "Falun Dafa Week", including events such as "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition", "The Truth of Falun Gong Photo Exhibition", and stories and video clips telling the cultivation stories of members of the Falun Dafa club.

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College students view a "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" (Minghui.org).

 

In 2005, "The Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibitions" were simultaneously held at 50 countries and 200 cities worldwide, reaching a total of over 1000 exhibits to date. The exhibits receive praise from people of all countries and social classes. The exhibits display the beauty of Falun Gong, people's yearning for "Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance" (Zhen Shan Ren), as well as divulge the Chinese Communist Party's persecution of Falun Gong and depict the scene of Falun Gong practitioners in Mainland China braving danger to clarify the truth about Falun Gong to civilians.

 

From September 1-12, 2008, a "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" was held at Pingdong High School.

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From September 17-21, 2007, Shih Hsin University held an annual event where Campus clubs and organizations hold exhibits for newly enrolled students. The Falun Gong Club was also invited to participate.

 

India

In June 2, 2001, Indian National Newspaper introduced Falun Gong. On December 30th the same year, the Deccan Herald published an article introducing a widely spreading practice in India—Falun Gong.

Bangalore is India's third biggest city. It has a population of 6.5 million, and is also the city in India with the greatest number of Falun Gong practitioners. In Bangalore, there are teachers across over 80 schools that practice Falun Gong. Some schools have over 3000 students who practice Falun Gong together during physical education class.

Not far from Bangalore in a small town called Chintamani, a local school—Yothi school's principal, Verkey, was previously a part-time Catholic pastor. After experiencing first-hand the miraculous effects of Falun Gong on improving health, he recommended Falun Gong to teachers and students.

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Students at Chintamani's Jyothi School perform group exercise (Indian Express).

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Students and teachers at Vidya Jyothi School group exercise (Minghui.org).

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When asked whether they "liked" and wanted to practice Falun Gong, the entire body of students and teachers raised their hands signifying approval for practicing Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

Inserted in the English textbooks at Byreshawara— a school in Bangalore, is the English version of Lunyu, the opening excerpt to Zhuan Falun—Falun Gong's principal text. It is placed in the front of the textbook. This is a first instance in India. Over 2000 students attend Byreshawara.

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Zhuan Falun's Lunyu inside the English textbooks at Byreshawara School.

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High School students group exercising at Byreshawara School.

Far from Bangalore in the small countryside of Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthama Math, there is a school with over 2000 people that includes elementary, middle, high school, and college students. Teachers from every level lead their students in learning and practicing Falun Gong.

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Teachers from every level lead their students in learning and practicing Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

SRI K.V. English School has over 800 students. The entire school practices the exercises together.

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Students at SRI.K.V. English school are practicing the first exercise of Falun Gong: "Buddha Stretching a Thousand Arms" (Minghui.org).

On the afternoon of April 13, 2009, Falun Gong practitioners accept an invitation to introduce Falun Gong to a police training college in New Delhi.

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Over 1000 students of a police training college in India's capital, Delhi, practice Falun Gong in 2009 (Minghui.org).

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Over 1000 students at a police training college in Delhi practice Falun Gong in 2009 (Minghui.org).

Falun Gong practitioner Christians Elisabeth Teich is from Germany. In India, she has introduced Falun Gong to over 60 schools in regions Ladakh, Northeast India, Uta Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Karnataka.

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Christians teaches the fifth exercise of Falun Gong to students at a school in India (Venus Upadhayaya/NTD)

In July 2016, Christians and another Falun Gong practitioner went to remote areas in India's Northeast region and introduced Falun Gong, as well as taught the Falun Gong exercises, to over 2000 students. They were welcomed wherever they went.

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Preschool students practicing the exercises (Minghui.org).

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Students practicing Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

Thailand

On May 20, 2014, Minghui.org published an article titled: "Photo Report: Falun Gong Warmly Received by High School Students in Thailand".

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High school students learning to practice the Falun Gong exercises (Minghui.org).

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Teachers and students warmly welcome the Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren International Exhibition (Minghui.org).

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Students studying introductory materials about Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

In January 14-18 of 2013, the "Art of Zhen Shan Ren International Exhibition" was once again held at Thailand's Ratchapat Pranakorn University. During the opening ceremony, Ratchapat Pranakorn's principal and students together visited the exhibition.

On April 26, 2008, Thailand Falun Gong practitioners went to the Tanintornwittaya preschool and children schools in Bangkok to teach instructors the exercises.

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Instructors learn the exercises (Minghui.org).

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Falun Gong practitioners demonstrating the exercises at Sunni School

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A Falun Gong practitioner presents Zhuan Falun to Anzamson College

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A Falun Gong practitioner presents Zhuan Falun to Rangsit University's principal, Dr.Arthit Urairatana on January 25, 2006 (Minghui.org).

Indonesia

On November 11, 2017, Falun Gong practitioners introduced Falun Gong to over 100 students and teachers in Batam Island, Indonesia.

They are roughly 1000 students and teachers at National Batam High School. Due to limitation of campus grounds, only about 720 students and teachers were able to gather to learn to practice Falun Gong.

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Over 700 students and teachers at National Batam High School learn and practice the exercises together (Minghui.org).

In March 2017, a Batam Island Falun Gong practitioners went to two schools to introduce Falun Gong to more people.

In March 2017, a Batam Island Falun Gong practitioner went to Batam Island's Kartini High School and Teladan High School to introduce Falun Gong to more people.

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Over a thousand students, faculty, and staff at Teladan High School learn Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

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Students and teachers at Kartini High School learn and practice the five exercises of Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

On December 10, 2016, Falun Gong practitioners went to National Seven Batam High School and taught the Falun Gong exercises to over 100 students.

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Students and teachers at National Seven Batam High School learn and practice Falun Gong together (Minghui.org).

On November 11, 2016, Batum Island Falun Gong practitioners went to Kolese Tiara Bangsa - Vocational High School to teach students the Falun Gong exercises.

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Tiara Bangsa Vocational School students practice Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

From September 12 - October 17 , 2015, students and teachers at Aljabar College, situated in the Bengkong area of Riau Island province's Batam island, practiced Falun Gong together.

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About 200 college students practice Falun Gong's five exercises on campus grounds (Minghui.org).

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College teachers and school workers practice the five exercises of Falun Gong together with students (Minghui.org).

Korea

On October 4-10 2016, a "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" was held in the Gallery of Masan College in Changwon City, South Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. The university's president, Mr. Wu, said, “I have viewed countless exhibitions in the past 60 years, but I've never been more touched than with this one.”

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Viewers from various professions listen attentively to the guide's explanation of the background of every painting (Minghui.org).

Starting June 19, 2006, a six day "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" was held at Korea's Seoul National University.

South Africa

Durban is South Africa's third largest city behind Johannesburg and Cape Town. The University of Kwazulanatal is a comprehensive university with a history of close to 100 years.

From February 13 to March 16, 2006, the University of Kwazulanatal held a one-month long "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition". The exhibition was originally scheduled to be three weeks long, but was extended a week due to high positive approval from viewers.

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The "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" at the University of Kwazulanatal (Minghui.org).

On April 14, 2005, Falun Gong practitioners held a presentation introducing the practice to students and teachers, while at the same time establishing a practice site at the school.

From August 1-12 2005, a "Falun Gong Journey of Peace" photo exhibit was held at the University of Kwazulanatal's main library. Simultaneously on August 11, a truth clarification presentation title "The Chinese Communist Party's brutal persecution of Falun Gong practitioners" was held.

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"Falun Gong Journey of Peace" photo exhibit held at the University of Kwazulanatal's main library (Minghui.org).

In October 2004, Falun Gong practitioners organized a presentation at Durban University of Technology introducing Falun Gong, while at the same time establishing a practice site. The office of public affairs at the school went on to publish information from the presentation onto the school's weekly publication, Monday Edition.

Australia

From October 24-26 2011, the Falun Dafa Club at University of Technology Sydney and the New South Wales State Falun Dafa Association together held a "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" at University of Technology Sydney's Theatre Lounge.

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Byron Shire's County Mayor, Jan Barham, speaks at the opening ceremony (Minghui.org).

Ms. Barham expressed that this was a very good opportunity. She wished that all passerbys would stop to take a look at the exhibit and understand the persecution that Falun Gong practitioners are facing in China.

New Zealand

In September 2008, Rotorua Primary School invited Falun Gong practitioners to teach the exercises at the school for five continuous weeks. Most of the children at the school are indigenous Māori children.

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Students at Rotorua Primary School learn and practice Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

Sweden

In May 2018, in the scenically beautiful Båstad of South Sweden, a local middle school invited Falun Gong practitioners to teach the exercises during a physical education class.

The small city of Båstad is famous for its professional tennis championship series and these are summertime high-class social and business events. In this way, many members of high-end society in Sweden were drawn in.

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Middle school students in Båstad learn Falun Gong during physical education class (Minghui.org).

Sweden was one of the earliest foreign countries introduced to Falun Gong. The Swedish website provides Falun Gong books and exercise instructional tapes free of charge, and Falun Gong books can be found in local libraries and book stores. Information on Falun Gong's persecution in China can even be found in Swedish middle school textbooks.

On February 5, 2018, per the request of Huddinge municipality in Sweden's capital Stockholm and the principal of Östra Gymnasiet high school in Stockholm, Swedish Falun Gong practitioners held a "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" at the school.

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Visitors viewing paintings at the "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" (Minghui.org).

Spain

February 16, 2009 was the first day of "Athletic Cultural Week" at IES Monergros Gaspar-Lax, a public middle school in Huesca, Spain. "Falun Dafa - An Eastern Exercise Method" was one of the day's curriculums.

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Teachers and students practice the second exercise of Falun Gong - Falun Standing Stance (Minghui.org).

Denmark

In the beginning of 2018, Teachers at Folkeskole, a Danish National School, invited Falun Gong practitioners to teach the exercises.

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Falun Gong practitioners teaching the five Falun Gong exercises at a Denmark school. (Minghui.org).

On February 9, 2011, Herning, a city in Denmark located on the western part of the Jutland peninsula, held a "China Special Topics Week". The school invited Falun Gong practitioners to visit and give an introduction to Falun Gong.

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Children learn to practice Falun Gong (Minghui.org).

On June 22, 2006, Bjerregrev-Schule, a school in a small city in Denmark, invited Falun Gong practitioners to the school to teach elementary school students the exercises.

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Elementary school students practice crossing their legs as their parents watch from the sidelines (Minghui.org).

England

On July 30, 2016, Northern Ireland Falun Gong practitioners came to Cambudo Martial Arts School to introduce Falun Gong. Both students and the principal of the martial arts school alike practiced the exercises together. After hearing of the Chinese Communist Party's profiteering off the live organ harvesting of Falun Gong practitioners, many agreed to sign a petition for stopping the persecution.

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The principal and students of the martial arts academy practice the second exercise—Falun Standing Stance (Minghui.org).

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After learning the exercises, students at the martial arts school hold a "Falun Dafa is Great" banner, expressing their support of the practice (Minghui.org).

On May 20, 2005, the Students' Union at Cambridge University held its first "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition", and the local Cambridge Evening News published a report on the event. Cambridge University Students' Union provided a four-week venue for the event free of charge.

Cambridge University is one of the leading universities for modern sciences. Academically, it has always been one of the top colleges in the world, having bred 87 Nobel Prize recipients.

On March 4, 2007, per the request of the Cambridge University Students' Union, Falun Gong practitioners participated in the "Big Chill" event at Kings College, demonstrating the exercises onsite.

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Two female students diligently practice the fifth exercise (Minghui.org).

On August 14, 2007, a two-week long "Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition" was held at the Lord Rank Room at Cambridge University's Wesley House. Member of Parliament David Howarth and Mayor of Cambridge Jenny Bailey were present to congratulate in the practitioners for the exhibition. "Zhen Shan Ren is good. I hope that the Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition is a success," expressed, Bailey.

Ireland

In late 2017, several Falun Gong practitioners were invited to Malahide Community School, a middle school by the seaside in Northern Dublin, to help students learn the Falun Gong exercises.

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Students learning the exercises (Minghui.org).

 

Translated from: http://www.zhengjian.org/node/244881

 

 

 

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