Ohio Falun Dafa Association
The Ohio Falun Dafa Association has been promoting an East-West culture exchange and facilitating the understanding between different communities. Falun Dafa is a spiritual practice of mind and body that includes meditative exercises and spiritual elevation through daily practice of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance. This qigong meditation practice was first introduced to Ohio in 1996. Since then, a great deal of local residents have benefited significantly from the practice of this gentle exercise, which relieves stress and anxiety, increases energy and vitality, improves health and fitness, and promotes spiritual growth.
Falun Dafa practitioners enrich the local community by providing free meditation and qigong exercise instruction, and volunteering to present some of the best fine arts events in Cleveland, including the Shen Yun Performing Arts production at Playhouse Square, and the Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition.
Shen Yun Performing Arts is a spectacular dance and music show. It showcases the essence of the 5,000 years of civilization through classical Chinese dance, original live music, state-of-the-art animated backdrops, and beautiful handcrafted costumes. Beginning each year with all new programs, Shen Yun tours over 100 cities around the world and reaches over one million audience members.
The Zhen Shan Ren International Art Exhibition presents a collection of over 40 grand artworks painted in the classical style showcasing the beauty of the Falun Dafa spiritual practice, and raising awareness about the persecution of this peaceful meditation practice by the Chinese government.