Norway: Falun Gong at The Large Health Fair in Oslo

The Large Health Fair in Oslo, supposedly the biggest in Europe when it comes to the number of exhibitors and offers, took place from the 16th of November to the 18th of November. Falun Gong practitioners participated at the Fair with their own stand and three paintings from the Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance International Art Exhibition. The Fair anticipated between 15 to 20.000 visitors and many of them got to hear about Falun Gong and the persecution in China.

At the Falun Gong stand visitors could, through practitioners at the stand or through a TV screen, get information about the five slow and meditative exercises in Falun Gong which strengthen health and energy. The visitors also got information about what it means to cultivate in Falun Gong - improving one’s moral character and moving towards spiritual fulfillment by following the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance. The introductory book, Falun Gong, as well as the main book of Falun Dafa practice, Zhuan Falun, explain the principles of how to cultivate.

Unfortunately, Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted in China and forced to give up their beliefs since 1999. However, with their belief in the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance, they have refused to bow to injustice, torture and abuse.

The three paintings depicted the beauty of Falun Gong and the terror and suffering that practitioner have withstood since the persecution started in 1999, as well as their courage and efforts to bring the persecutors to justice. These three paintings are part of a larger exhibition by Falun Gong practitioners, some of whom have had first hand experience of torture in Chinese labour camps.

The three paintings which were exhibited are “In Harmony”, “A Tragedy in China” and “Faith Unchained”. To view the full exhibition please visit www.falunart.org.

Seminars in a separate room, where visitors could learn the five sets of Falun Gong exercises on the spot, were held every day. This was warmly welcomed. Several visitors also told practitioners that they had the exercise introduction video and Falun Gong books at home, and that they liked to do the Falun Gong exercises!

Journalists from several newspapers interviewed and took pictures of practitioners at the stand.


Originally published in Norwegian at http://no.clearharmony.net/articles/200711/1890.html


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