What is Falun Dafa?

A cultivation way for mind and body

Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa, is based on ancient Chinese traditions of health and self-improvement. The perfectioning and refinement of mind and body is also called cultivation.

The principles of Falun Dafa

At the core of Falun Gong are the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍) and practioners take them to be a guide for daily life and practice.

Assimilation to the highest qualities of the universe—Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance)—is the foundation of practice. Practice is guided by these supreme qualities, and based on the very laws which underlie the development of the cosmos.

- Li Hongzhi, founder of Falun Dafa

The five exercises of Falun Dafa

Falun Dafa has four gentle standing exercises and a sitting meditation. These exercises are suitable for all ages, simple to learn, and are a truly unique and effective way to improve one's spiritual and physical health.

A complete introduction, as well as Falun Dafa books, articles, audio and video materials are available for free download at www.falundafa.org

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke



Part I: Historical setting of cultivation practice and qigong

This article describes the historical heritage that formed the climate for the growth of Falun Gong in China. China has a rich history of martial arts, acupuncture, and traditional medicine. There were many cultivation ways for mind and body that promoted the unity between man and heaven. A way of thinking and way of life that was brought to an abrupt end when the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) came to power. READ MORE

01-01-2005 What is Falun Gong?

In Focus

For more information please contact the Falun Dafa Information center

+44 (0) 8444 828 660 (Rosemary Byfield)
or use our contact formular