Ep 1 — Qigong Sets the Stage

[25 min]

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

[23 min]

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

[23 min]

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

[21 min]

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 6 — In the Midst of Tribulation

[31 min]

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.