Posted: March 20, 2012 | 0 comment(s)
It is a pleasure to offer greetings and congratulations in the celebration of two full decades of Falun Dafa -- the meditation practice that has swept around the world since its introduction by Li Hongzhi on May 13th, 1992.
It has brought spiritual fulfillment and good health to millions of people -- an estimated 100 million people in about 120 countries.... pursuing mental and physical well-being through the gentle exercises, meditation, and virtues of Truthfullnes, Compassion and Forbearance.
Of course, even as we celebrate this 20th anniversary, we must remember the many practitioners who have been subjected to persecution for their beliefs.
Canada consistently calls on the Chinese government to protect the rights to freedom of expression, association and spiritual belief of all Chinese citizens including Falun Gong practitioners.
I commend the Falun Dafa Association of Canada for sharing your practices and traditions with all Canadians.
I extend my best wishes for yet another joryous and memorable celebration.
Peter Kent, PC, MP