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Falun Gong & Falun Dafa

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What it is, what it does, and why the
Chinese government is so terrified of it:

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Overview:

Falun Dafa was introduced to the Chinese public in Changchun during 1992 by its founder, Li Hongzhi. It is a largely spiritual movement that incorporates:

bullet Buddhist principles,
bullet Taoist principles,
bullet Qigong: body, mind and physical exercise, and
bullet Healing techniques.

However, the Falun Dafa is taught as more than this; it is seen a way of life. 1  

The movement first experienced horrendous levels of persecution in China during 1999 which has continued to the present time.

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Topics covered in this section:

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Introduction:

  • Part 1: Quotations, terms, symbol, & important texts:

  • Part 2: Main beliefs & practices

  • Part 3: Beliefs (Cont'd), web sites, & selected books
     
bullet History of Falun Dafa
 
bullet Is Falun Dafa a cult?
 
bullet Media accounts
 
bullet A recommendation by a Christian educator

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Related essay and menu on this web site:

bullet Religious oppression in China
bullet Cult menu

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Reference used:

  1. Barend ter Haar, "Falun Gong: Evaluation and further references," at: http://sun.sino.uni-heidelberg.de/

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Copyright 1999 to 2015 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 1999-NOV-26
Latest update: 2015-OCT-10
Author: B.A. Robinson

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