Who We Are
The Falun Dafa Association of New England (FDANE) is a nonprofit organization of people from all walks of life who are improving their moral character (it’s called raising one’s Xinxing in Chinese). There are no fees or membership lists. The FDANE works to promote understanding of the practice of Falun Dafa (a.k.a. Falun Gong) in the New England area. We also expose the brutal persecution of this peaceful cultivation practice as well as showcasing many aspects of Traditional Chinese Culture for small audiences.
Falun Dafa is an ancient cultivation way for improving mind and body. It is practiced at all levels of society, with students marrying, raising children, and pursuing a wide variety of careers. Falun Dafa Practitioners are taught not to let any personal opinions, religious rituals, political motivations or organizational formalities stain or ruin the purity of their cultivation, but to take fame and gain lightly.
The practice includes four gentle exercises and a sitting meditation. Dafa practitioners also study spiritual teachings, taking them as a guide for daily life. At the core of these teachings are the values of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance. Falun Dafa teaches that these are the fundamental qualities of the universe and that by assimilating to them, a person can improve both physical health and wisdom.
Falun Dafa is an open practice in terms of both its teachings and its administration. There is no creed, no set of rules, no codified doctrine, no forms of initiation, no clergy or religious professionals, no membership lists and no fees. People are encouraged to come to their own understanding of the teachings, as the emphasis is on personal growth…something which can’t be coerced or programmed.
Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is a spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition that espouses the core tenets of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. The practice’s most visible aspects are its five gentle exercises, including a meditation. They are highly effective ways to improve health and energy. All teachings are free.
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