Ep 1 — Qigong Sets the Stage

Post-Cultural Revolution in China, there is a rise in tales of people of different ages, from young to old, displaying amazing supernatural powers obtained from their varied Qigong meditation practices. The continued rise in news stories and research conducted by the Chinese state helps to move Qigong and supernatural powers from a category of superstition to a new human science, setting the stage for the emergence of Falun Gong.

Ep 2 — Dafa Begins to Spread

As different Qigong practices rapidly grew in popularity in the 80’s to early 90’s, many false and sham practices emerged as well. Qigong practitioners in China continue to seek out genuine practices for healing and wellbeing. One morning in the city of Changchun, after completing exercise, several qigong practitioners discuss their experiences, and are joined by a Qigong teacher who begins to explain the reasons and deeper meanings of their experiences. He demonstrates a few exercises of a Qigong for them, and thereafter they begin to practice them readily. The practice is known as Falun Gong, and the teacher’s name is Li Hongzhi.

Ep 3 — Breaking Illusions and Rectifying Minds

Modern science has helped to explain a variety of fundamental questions, however, many of the most accomplished and well-regarded scientists still find spiritual faith to be the ultimate guiding principle in their lives, and the answer to life’s questions. As the most renowned across many fields of study begin to ask these existential questions, Teacher Li Hongzhi begins to conduct his lectures outside of China across Europe and the U.S.

Ep 4 — Taking up the Path

Why does one take up the practice of Falun Gong? There are those who have a sincere interest in finding a true Qigong practice. Many try Falun Gong when they have nowhere left to turn, and what they witness is miraculous.

Ep 5 — Before the Storm

Falun Gong becomes accepted and endorsed by the Chinese state within a new category of human science. Yet its substantial popularity growth and free-to-practice nature disrupt contemporary Qigong practices founded by other teachers who are largely in it for profit. They begin an effort to discredit Falun Gong. Falun Gong practitioners would mobilize to clarify and resolve each false accusation, demonstrating the true peaceful nature of the practice. However the continued rapid growth of the practice eventually catches the full attention of the Chinese Communist Party’s leader, and an investigation is launched to as precursor to a full ban.

Ep 6 — In the Midst of Tribulation

As many spiritual practices in history have experienced, along with the growth and popularity come difficulties and trials to test the adherents’ faith and evaluate one’s worthiness for the benefits of the practice. Such is also the fate of Falun Gong. Many practitioners sense an impending crackdown from the Chinese Communist Party. However, few could predict the persecution’s eventual size, scale, and severity.