Scotland: Falun Gong Seminar Offered at Glasgow’s West End Festival (Photos) 苏格兰格拉斯哥西区图书馆里的法轮功介绍会

June 19, 2014 | By a Falun Gong practitioner in Scotland

(Minghui.org) A presentation at a library in Glasgow’s West End on June 7, 2014 introduced Falun Gong and exposed the ongoing, brutal persecution in China, in particular the state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

The practitioners are invited to make a presentation introducing Falun Gong each year in this library during Glasgow’s annual West End Festival, a large cultural event in the city. The library provided a large conference room for the activity.

Guests were from all walks of life, and among them were high school teachers, staff at the Scottish Refugee Center, students from University of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art and people who are interested in the Chinese culture.

Prior to teaching the guests the Falun Gong exercises, the practitioners showed them the award-winning documentary “Free China: The Courage to Believe.”

The documentary tells the remarkable stories of two survivors of China’s brutal forced labor system. They are two among the millions of peaceful Falun Gong practitioners in China who have endured unimaginable suffering, including torture, for upholding their spiritual beliefs.

An introductory session held at the West End Library in Glasgow, Scotland

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Attentively learning the Falun Gong exercises at the West End Library, Glasgow, Scotland

Signing a petition to condemn the Chinese Communist regime’s forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners

After the screening, the audience was all ears as an elderly Chinese practitioner shared with them how she benefited from practicing Falun Gong, and what she experienced and witnessed of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) rule by complete mind control and many of the Party’s crimes against humanity.

Her personal experience helped the guests understand why the CCP became so fearful when it was discovered that nearly one hundred million Chinese people had begun practicing Falun Gong by 1997, within just a few years of the practice being introduced to the public in 1992.

After the screening and Q&A, the guests learned the Falun Gong exercises.

Before leaving, guests signed the petition to condemn the CCP’s brutality and to show their support for the efforts of the practitioners to end the persecution.

Some people asked for information about practice sites and schedules, and some wanted to purchase Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong.

Feedback comments left on a questionnaire included, “The activity deeply impressed me,” “The information provided is rich,” and “[The practitioner’s] personal experience is helpful for us to understand China.”

The library director took several blank petition forms, and said that he would let all staff sign the petition to condemn the CCP’s systematic forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners.

【明慧网二零一四年六月十七日】苏格兰格拉斯哥市内的西区图书馆每年在格拉斯哥西区艺术节期间都会邀请法轮大法(又称法轮功)修炼者举办介绍班,深受当地居民的欢迎。二零一四年六月七日,法轮功学员在图书馆免费提供的大会议室里举办了介绍活动,吸引了各界来宾。为了帮助格拉斯哥市民了解法轮功和发生在中国的迫害真相,法轮功学员精心准备了活动的内容。他们为来宾们准备了介绍法轮大法的传单,精美的手折小莲花,“医生反对强摘器官组织”的传单和该组织将提交给联合国的谴责中共强摘法轮功学员器官的征签表。

在教授法轮功功法之前,学员为来宾放映了影片《自由中国》,让他们了解法轮功为什么这么受人们的爱戴,中共为什么要如此残酷地迫害不放弃真善忍信仰的人们。通过这部影片,向人们展示法轮大法的美好,揭露中共的凶残本性。 

图1:在苏格兰格拉斯哥西区图书馆里举办的法轮功介绍会
图1:在苏格兰格拉斯哥西区图书馆里举办的法轮功介绍会
图2-3:在苏格兰格拉斯哥西区图书馆里,人们聚精会神地学习法轮功功法
图2-3:在苏格兰格拉斯哥西区图书馆里,人们聚精会神地学习法轮功功法
图4:格拉斯哥西区图书馆里,听完法轮功介绍会的人们纷纷签名谴责中共活摘法轮功学员器官
图4:格拉斯哥西区图书馆里,听完法轮功介绍会的人们纷纷签名谴责中共活摘法轮功学员器官

来宾中有中学老师、苏格兰难民中心的工作人员、格拉斯哥大学和格拉斯哥艺术学校的学生及一些对中国文化感兴趣的人。影片结束后,场内空气凝重,生长在民主社会的人们无法想象中共扼杀人性的执政方式。来宾们为法轮功功修炼者不畏强暴,坚持不懈的和平抗争精神深深感动。

一位来自中国的老人,通过修炼法轮功身心受益,她也亲身经历并见证了中共扼杀人性,对中国百姓的洗脑。这位学员讲述了自己所看到的和经历过的事情,让来宾更清楚地认识到为什么在短短的七年间,在中国有近一亿人修炼法轮功并且遵循法轮大法的“真、善、忍”原则。 他们也明白了中共为什么如此惧怕法轮功修炼者。

影片放映之后,来宾们站成圆形,在学员的示范和讲解下学习法轮大法的五套功法,气氛祥和。在离开之前,来宾们主动在征签表上签名,表示对中共暴行的谴责和对法轮大法修炼者道义上的支持。来宾们拿了传单和令他们欣喜的小莲花。有人询问炼功点的地点和时间,有人想订购《转法轮》。在调查问卷上,来宾写到:“这次活动很让我感动”,“提供的信息非常丰富”,“个人的亲身经历对我们了解(一个真实的)中国很有帮助。”

法轮功学员们离开图书馆之前给馆长和工作人员送去了莲花以示感谢。馆长留下了空白的征签表,表示要让所有工作人员都签名谴责中共活摘法轮功学员器官的暴行。