On October 8th, 2022, young Falun Dafa practitioners from across Australia gathered for an experience sharing session hosted during the 2022 Australian Falun Dafa Experience-Sharing Conference, the first face-to-face Falun Dafa conference held since the pandemic started over three years ago.
Almost 40 students and young professionals from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, and Queensland met at the University of Technology Sydney to share ideas and discuss their experiences in practicing Falun Dafa.
Before the start of the session, the attendees first took some time to reflect on their last year of Falun Dafa cultivation. They wrote down what they were most of proud of achieving in the past year, and what they hoped to accomplish in the upcoming year.
The attendees were then divided into three groups for experience sharing and discussion: young professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and high school students. Each group discussed problems and common issues they faced in their school, work, and personal lives, and how they could continue to improve in their cultivation and clarifying the truth about the persecution of Falun Dafa in mainland China to more people. Some common topics discussed included time management, the attachment to social media and phones, balancing personal relationships with school/work responsibilities, and more.
The event was a wonderful opportunity for young Falun Dafa practitioners in Australia to meet face-to-face and share valuable insights with each other. Many attendees felt very grateful to have the opportunity to hear experiences from other Falun Dafa practitioners, and realized that they shared many of the same struggles and life tribulations. After the sharing sessions, the group left feeling inspired to do better in their cultivation and continue to help more people in Australia understand the beauty of Falun Dafa.
At the end of the experience sharing session, the group also began to plan their next young practitioner event—a hike up Mount Kosciuszko together. Many young practitioners expressed they were hopeful they could continue the friendships they made at the conference, and that they could encourage each other to stay diligent and continue to live by Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance.