Canada: Falun Gong Warmly Received at North America’s Premier Natural Health Show in Toronto (Photos)

April 09, 2014 | By Zhang Yun, a Minghui correspondent in Toronto, Canada

( The annual natural health show, “Total Health 2014” opened at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on April 4, 2014, in Canada. Over 200 exhibitors and 200,000 people attended the three-day event.

Many people stopped at the Falun Gong booth and inquired about the practice. Some had learned about Falun Gong and the persecution before, and some had researched the practice and gained more understanding of the goodness of Falun Gong. A gentleman from Taiwan who bought the Falun Gong teaching books remarked, “Falun Gong is the future hope for the world!”

Practitioners in Toronto introduce the practice to visitors at Total Health 2014.

I Came Back to Encourage You

Mr. Jiang from Taiwan has lived in Toronto for 20 years. He bought books and videos at the Falun Gong booth, then left, and returned again, “I have seen many of Falun Gong’s activities around the world, and I know that there are many [practitioners] in Taiwan.”

“From what I have observed, Falun Gong is a very respectable group.” He added, “Once while I was in New York, a practitioner told me a lot about the practice. I felt at the time that it was the hope of the Chinese people. I have come back to encourage you. Please continue your efforts. You must hold on to what you are doing!”

Before he left, he said, “Falun Gong is the hope of the world’s future,” holding up the book and DVD he had just bought.

This is What I Have Wanted

Toronto resident Claudio asked at the booth, “Is this the Falun Gong that is being persecuted in China?” When his question was answered, he said, “I want to buy this book. This is what I have wanted.”

“A year ago I received a Falun Gong flier on the street and I read it carefully. After that I started to learn more about the practice. I’ve understood the facts and the evil nature of the Chinese communist regime. However, today wonderful things are here for me and I am getting what I have wanted. I believe today is a good start for me.”

A Couple Visits the Booth Three Times

One middle-aged couple stopped by the booth three times one day, the first time to buy the book, the second to learn the exercises, and the third to share their thoughts.

The first time they stopped by, the wife asked what made Falun Gong different from other practices. After a practitioner answered her question, the couple bought the book and DVDs, and said, “Isn’t this a good start!”

They came back shortly after and learned the exercises for 30 minutes before leaving.

They visited the booth for the third time after a while, and the husband said, “China has a long history with a rich culture. What a pity that the Chinese communist regime ruined it these past years. Now there is this group of people reviving the culture, and it’s very fortunate. Thank you.”

Mind and Body Health is Real Health

Sarma is a sales manager of a health food company and his booth was right next to the Falun Gong booth. He talked to the practitioners when he had time, and eventually decided to buy the Indian language book of Zhuan Falun .

Sarma said, “I did yoga before when I was in India and it’s good for physical health. When I learned about Falun Gong, I thought it was a practice that could benefit people both physically and mentally, and that it is the real health. I am happy to know that there are a lot of people in India practicing Falun Gong. I have decided to practice it also.”

I Kept Having the Feeling That I Have to Practice It!

A young man from Romania came to the booth and asked right away, “Please tell me how Falun Gong has changed you.” A practitioner shared her story with him and told him how practicing Falun Gong had cured her of depression and gave her hope in life.

The man bought the book Zhuan Falun and the DVDs. He also shared his experience of learning about Falun Gong, “A practitioner introduced it to me in 2003 when I was in front of the Parliament in Ottawa. I knew then that it was a practice that could change a man fundamentally, and that it was a precious practice. I had a flier, and for so many years I kept having the feeling that I had to practice it! Today I am making it happen.”

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