We are a SSMU club composed of students who practice Falun Dafa, a self-cultivation discipline that includes meditation and exercises based on the principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. The practice comes with many health and moral benefits, and is established in over 114 regions/countries, attesting to its effectiveness in lowering illnesses and promoting fitness.
As students who have greatly benefited from the practice, we hope that the Falun Dafa club at McGill can help us share the wonderful benefits, theories, and gentle set of exercises of Falun Dafa with the McGill community. We also hope to continue raising awareness about the persecution and dispel any misinformation, such that in the near future, one may once again see Falun Dafa practiced freely in China.
The goals of the club are to 1) help people learn Falun Dafa by having access to on-campus exercises/meditation practices, Falun Dafa books, and Fa-study environments, and 2) to continue raising awareness about the persecution of Falun Dafa in mainland China.
The Club’s mandate are:
- To practice Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, a traditional self-cultivation practice that improves mind and body (e.g., relieve stress and anxiety, increase energy and vitality, improve physical health, promote spiritual growth and enlightenment).
- To create a safe and supportive environment to study the teachings of Falun Dafa and share cultivation experiences with each other.
- To teach other students, staff, and alumni about Falun Dafa, its spiritual theory, and exercises, free of charge.
- To raise awareness about the ongoing persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners in mainland China.
What To Expect
The Club hosts free Falun Dafa group exercise and meditation practices and introductory Falun Dafa workshops on campus. Other possible events include tabling on Activities Nights, outdoor exercise demonstrations, photo/art exhibitions, movie nights etc. All these events help spread Falun Dafa, attract club membership, and/or raise awareness about the ongoing persecution and human rights violation against Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China.