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Intro to Falun Gong
November 14, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm ESTFree
Join us as Sean Lin and Madalina Vasiliu introduce us to Falun Gong. They will start with a brief lecture and exercise demonstrations. Then participants will be given the opportunity to experience these meditations.
Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) is an ancient spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition. Gong combines meditation and gentle exercises (similar to yoga or tai chi) with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真, Shan 善, Ren 忍). Falun Gong practitioners aspire to live by these principles in their daily lives. In traditional Chinese culture, the process of perfecting and refining mind and body is called “cultivation”. Our modern language uses the word qigong to describe it.
Falun Gong has five sets of meditation exercises, which help practitioners open up their energy channels, improve energy levels and harmonize with the universe. These five sets of exercises are easy to learn for people of all ages and various culture backgrounds. The meditation is often conducted with the Falun Gong exercise music that is filled with powerful energy as well. Sean Lin has practiced Falun Gong for more than two decades and has been volunteering as director of communication for Falun Dafa Association in Washington DC.
FIRST TIMERS: All are welcome as long as you come with an open/positive mind and respectful heart. No prior experience necessary. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early so you can get situated. You are also welcome to walk our grounds or check out or crystal shop.
IMPORTANT DIRECTIONS: The address is 15406 Riding Stable rd. Property is at end of 1/2 driveway into the woods. you will drive over a small stream. Please be EXTRA MINDFUL to drive slowly (5 MPH) as to not stir any driveway dust. It is a shared driveway so it’s important to respect our neighbors. Please do not stop to interact with horses.
COST: Donations welcome
NOTE: If you would like to come early, we have an 11am Singing Bowl Sound Bath Meditation