What is Falun Gong?

Falun Gong is an ancient Chinese spiritual discipline in the Buddhist tradition. Pronounced “Fah‐loon Gong,” it consists of moral teachings, a meditation, and four gentle exercises that are a truly unique and highly effective way to improve your health and energy levels.

At the core of Falun Gong are the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真 Shan 善 Ren 忍). Falun Dafa teaches that these are the most fundamental qualities of the universe, and takes them to be a guide for daily life and practice. See more

Why the persecution?

“Why did the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) ban Falun Gong?” “Why does the Chinese government see Falun Gong as a threat?” Many wonder this when they hear of what is happening in China.

The most basic answer is that there is no good explanation. When a regime like the Chinese Communist Party decides to launch a brutal, costly campaign of abductions, torture, and killing against 100 million meditators, it is difficult to fathom what might have motivated such an irrational, destructive choice.

That being said, there are several interconnected factors and dynamics at play that can help shed light on how this tragic persecution befell China. See more