Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline in the Buddhist tradition. Pronounced “Fahloon Gong,” it consists of moral teachings, a meditation, and four gentle exercises that are a truly unique and highly effective way to improve your health and energy levels. At the core of Falun Gong are the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance (Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍).
Falun Dafa teaches that these are the most fundamental qualities of the universe, and takes them to be a guide for daily life and practice. Anyone can learn and benefit from Falun Gong exercises and meditation. For more information and free downloads of books and videos visit FalunDafa.org. All Falun Gong classes and activities are always free of charge.
After its public introduction in 1992 Falun Gong spread peacefully throughout China. In a few years Falun Gong became the most popular form of qigong (energy exercises) in China.
By 1998 various government surveys and media reports placed the number of people practising between 70 and 100 million people. Thousands of people could be seen practising Falun Gong exercises in parks across China.