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.

April 25, 1999 — The Event that Changed China, Forever

What seemed to be a spontaneous, peaceful protest by Falun Gong practitioners, was actually orchestrated by some CCP officials and then used to ignite a persecution campaign that would plunge the entire nation back into the dark days of the cultural revolution, and worse. What’s the real story of this fateful day?

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.

Virtuoso Violinist Fiona Zheng Triumphs Over Tragedy | Shen Yun

One of the most talented violinists in the world, Fiona Zheng grew up under persecution by the communist government in China. At the age of just twelve, police stormed into her home and ransacked it because of her family’s peaceful spiritual belief in Falun Dafa. Her mother died not long after. Zheng has turned her personal tragedy into inspiration for musical triumph.

A Decade of Courage, Part 1 — The Protest that Changed China

On April 25 ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners gathered at the central appeals office in Beijing to request that the harassment of practitioners and restrictions on publishing Falun Gong teachings end and that the unlawfully detained practitioners be released. The gathering was peaceful and orderly. The CCP misrepresented the this gathering in the media as a “siege” of the central government compound, and thus politicized Falun Gong, both in China and abroad.

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.

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.

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.