There is no set way to learn Falun Gong.
One can approach the practice from any one of several avenues.
Should one's heart be sincere, any road into it will be fruitful.
Falun Dafa is sure to be different from anything one has studied
or practiced before, as its content is extremely unique and profound.
Thus, your being patient and open-minded will ensure that the
learning process moves along smoothly and swiftly. Most people
find the company of a practice group an enjoyable way to start.
Dafa has five gentle, easy-to-learn exercises, one of which is
a meditation. Falun Dafa also consists of learning the principles
of self-cultivation, that is, how to embody Truthfulness, Benevolence,
and Forbearance. This is achieved by reading the main book written
by Falun Dafa's founder, Mr. Li Hongzhi, or by watching videotapes
and listening to audiotapes of his lectures. One book, a few exercises,
and incredibly profound principles - that's Falun Dafa in brief.
The rest, bringing it to life, is in your hands.
That said, you can begin to learn Falun Dafa in any of the following
Learn the exercises at your local Falun Dafa practice site
There are hundreds of "practice sites" in New York where people
who practice Falun Dafa meet together to perform the exercises
and/or study and discuss Falun Dafa's teachings. The "site" might
be a park, a library, a hospital, or even your local YMCA. Everyone
is welcome at the sites. At any site you will find practitioners
who are happy to teach the exercises right there on the spot or
elsewhere by arrangement. All instruction is free, of course.
To locate a site near you, click here
Learn the exercises from the Falun Dafa exercise video
Anyone can learn to perform the exercises of Falun Dafa by watching
and practicing along with the Falun Dafa exercise video. The video
features Mr. Li Hongzhi demonstrating the exercises, and includes
an explanation of their form, key points, and effects. The video
are available on-line,
purchased from a variety of bookstores, or borrowed from someone
at your local practice site. To view video clips from the tape,
Learn the principles of Falun Dafa from the books
You can learn the principles of Falun Dafa by reading the two
main books written by Mr. Li Hongzhi: Falun Gong (Law
Wheel Qigong) and Zhuan Falun (Turning
the Law Wheel). Falun Gong is a systematic, introductory book
that discusses qigong, introduces the principles, and provides
illustrations and explanation of the exercises. We recommended
that beginners and those without a thorough background in qigong
begin with this book. Zhuan Falun is the most comprehensive
and essential work of Falun Dafa practice, but is best read with
some prior knowledge. Organized in the form of nine lectures,
this book was the number one bestseller in Beijing, China in 1996.
A thorough understanding of Zhuan Falun is necessary for
genuine, advanced practice. As with the exercise video, both books
are available on-line, purchased from a variety of bookstores, or borrowed from your
local library or from someone at your local practice site.
Attend a nine-session video seminar
Nine-session video seminars are held regularly by different practice
groups around the world at various locations. They represent the
most comprehensive way to begin the practice. Over the course
of the seminar, attendees will: watch nine lectures by Mr. Li,
learn all of the exercises, and have an opportunity to discuss
the practice with veteran Falun Dafa students. The seminars are,
of course, also completely free. Everyone is welcome. To
be placed on a mailing list to be notified when a seminar might
be showing in your area, please click here.
Free teaching at your place
In order to accommodate those people without practice groups near
where they live, many who practice Falun Dafa are happy to come
by arrangement to teach the exercises and introduce the practice
to those who express interest. Many times people have gathered
a few friends, reserved a room at their local library, and invited
people who practice Falun Dafa to come teach them. Most practitioners
will be happy to come for any number of people, at any location.
To find the people who practice Falun Dafa nearest you to possibly
come teach you, click here.