THE UNITED STATES FALUN DAFA CONVENTION
HAS COME TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE
The United States Falun Dafa Convention came to a successful
close on Sunday evening, March 29th at the Jacob K. Javits
Convention Center of New York. This is the first large-scale
experience-sharing conference to be held in the United States
since Falun Dafa was firstintroduced to here almost three
The founder of Falun Dafa, Master Li Hongzhi, attended the
conference on both days, lecturing and answering questions.
It was a beautiful day here in New York City on Saturday, March
28th and spring flowers had begun to bloom. Practitioners from
all over the world volunteered to prepare the convention hall
and put up striking banners and pictures of Master Li and of
Law Wheels. Practitioners from all over the United States and
the world as well as many non-practitioners attended.
The convention officially began at 10 that morning.
Master Li Hongzhi gave a short talk, and then the
experience-sharing conference began. Practitioners from regions
of the U.S. ranging from coast to coast as well as from
countries as far as Sweden and China took turnssharing their
personal experiences of Falun Dafa, how they have benefited and
how they feel about cultivation. Some spoke Chinese, some spoke
English and other languages, but the simultaneous translation
system in the convention hall removed the language barrier,
creating a harmonious atmosphere.
In the afternoon, Master Li Hongzhi spoke on the Law, focusing
on the situation of the students present. He spoke for two hours,
pointing out specific issues and encouraging everyone to take
cultivation diligently in order to attain completion more quickly.
The next day, too, after several people had shared their
cultivation experiences with everyone, Master Li Hongzhi took the
stage again and answered questions from the crowd for about 4 hours.
An estimated 3,000 people attended this convention. They came from
the United States and Canada in North America, from Sweden,
Switzerland, France, Germany, and England in Europe, and
China(Mainland,Taiwan and Hong Kong), Japan, Malaysia, and
Australia in the Asia-Pacific region.
Even before the convention began, on Friday, March 27th, more
than 100 of the practitioners who had already arrived in New York
held a mass practice and discussion in the Botanical Garden in
Flushing, Queens. On March 29th, just prior to the Sunday session,
several hundred students fromCalifornia and elsewhere conducted a
mass practice. It was a bonding and moving. In the afternoon of
March 30th, too, dozens of students from Taiwan and the greater
New York area gathered in Flushing to practice and study together.
The success of this U.S. Falun Dafa convention will have an
important impact on the upgrading of the levels of practitioners
all over the world and also on the future propagation of Falun
Dafa in North America. Its profound historical significance will
one day be revealed to mankind.