Peacefully Defying Tyranny — The Story of Falun Gong

For more than 20 years, the Chinese communist regime has engaged in a violent campaign to stamp out the beliefs of 100 million peaceful people. The victims have responded with truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. This is their story.

The Journey to Tiananmen

On November 20, 2001, 36 people from around the world gathered on Tiananmen Square. Many had never met, many didn’t even know if anyone else would show up. It was a gathering both necessary and unpredictable. It is a story of their unexpected triumph in drawing international attention to the detention, torture and often deaths of the tens of thousands who had come before them to raise a banner on Tiananmen Square and proclaim “Falun Dafa is Good.”

Candlelight Across the Street | Legends Unfolding

Just off Oxford Street in London, there is a quiet road – Portland Place. There are lots of embassies here, also the BBC headquarters, and the Royal Institute of British Architects. In 1875, The Qing Dynasty Empress, Dowager Cixi bought an office building here. From then on, this place has been China’s embassy.

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren | Meet the Artists

The Art of Truth, Compassion, Tolerance consists of works from over twelve artists. Their backgrounds are varied and diverse in terms of professional experience, artistic styles and cultural upbringing. What they have in common in their practice of Falun Gong is united in an effort to express the myriad of experiences of living in it.

Tian Guo Marching Band | Legends Unfolding

Among the parade groups is a band wearing ancient Chinese costumes. This is the Tian Guo Marching Band. It is formed by practitioners of Falun Gong, a meditation group that has been persecuted and demonized by the communist regime in China.

Protest at Heaven’s Gate

A Melbourne roof plumber, his mum, and a former Olympian slip into the heart of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square with a number of their compatriots to stage a protest against the communist regime-sanctioned torture and persecution of Falun Dafa, a Chinese spiritual practice rooted in Buddhist tradition whose learners only crime is to live by its principles – truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.

Ride to Freedom | Legends Unfolding

A group of teenagers ride their bicycles from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. to raise awareness about orphans who have lost their parents due to the persecution of Falun Gong.

The Art of Zhen Shan Ren | Introducing the Artwork

The Art of Zhen, Shan, Ren (Truth, Compassion, Tolerance) International Exhibition is an extraordinarily moving, intimate and inspiring exhibition detailing both an inner spiritual life and an outer human rights tragedy. Realistic oil paintings and Chinese watercolours from mostly Chinese artists give a unique insight into the spiritual discipline Falun Gong, also called Falun Dafa.