The Falun Dafa Information Center publishes multiple podcast channels, exploring Falun Gong, the persecution in China, and the global impact.
You can listen to these podcasts below, or on your favorite podcast app.
What is Falun Gong?
Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa) is an ancient spiritual practice in the Buddhist tradition.
Falun Gong combines meditation and gentle exercises (similar to yoga or tai chi) with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerance (or in Chinese, Zhen 真, Shan 善, Ren 忍). Falun Gong practitioners aspire to live by these principles in their daily lives.
Learn more here: What is Falun Gong?
What is Happening to Falun Gong in China?
Millions of innocent people in China have been fired from their jobs, expelled from school, jailed, tortured, or killed simply for practicing Falun Gong. Human rights lawyers call this persecution a genocide.
Why is Falun Gong Persecuted in China?
Falun Gong is persecuted for (1) its rapid popularity, (2) independence from the state, (3) spiritual beliefs in contrast to the CCP’s atheist norm, and (4) the Politburo leader’s bureaucratic motivations.
The full story behind July 20, 1999, and its implications here.
The Rise and Resilience of Falun Gong
Falun Gong went from being the pride of China to “public enemy #1” in a few months. But the CCP’s plan to eradicate them backfired, instead giving rise to the largest civil disobedience movement in the world.
An estimated 20-40 million actively engaged in civil disobedience: Statistics & Evidence
The CCP Business in Body Parts
For more than a decade, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has been systematically killing innocent people on a large scale, and extracting their vital organs to fuel a multi-billion dollar organ transplant industry. A vast majority of the victims are Falun Gong practitioners, who have been detained by the CCP simply because of their faith.
Why Haven’t I Heard About This?
If 100 million people were targeted in a violent campaign consisting of illegal abductions, imprisonment, torture, and killing, we’d know about it right? Especially in the modern, interconnected world of endless cell phone-captured videos and instant messaging, surely, evidence of such a campaign would make headlines around the world.
Tragically, the answer is, in this case, no, and the story of the silence that has ensued features a hard-core tyranny that has coerced and manipulated a broad range of people and institutions across Asia and the West into appeasement.
Examples of media silence: Why U.S. Media Peddles CCP Hate?
Falun Gong: In Their Own Words
For the last 20 years you’ve heard journalists talking about them on the T.V. and radio. You’ve seen them holding rallies and peace protests around the world.
They are practitioners of Falun Gong.
Who are these people? What motivates them? And how might their struggle to expose the Chinese Communist Party save us all? Watch the video here.
100 Miles Away, A World Apart
Taiwan and China share the same ethnicity, culture, and language. But there’s one very big difference: since 1949, China has been under communist rule whereas Taiwan is a democracy.
You can see this stark contrast through the treatment of Falun Gong.