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Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is most accurately described as a "cultivation practice." Cultivation with Falun Dafa refers to the improvement of one's heart and mind through the careful study of the universal principle of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance (or Tolerance). Practice means meditating and exercising to purify and energize the body. "Falun" refers to "Law Wheel," "Dafa" refers to "Great Way," and "Falun Dafa" translates to "The Great Cultivation Practice Way of Law Wheel."

Falun Dafa's effectiveness in improving health and its profound principles have quickly made the practice immensely popular throughout the entire world. Since its introduction to the public in 1992 by its founder, Master Li Hongzhi, Falun Dafa has grown to become the most popular form of qigong ever in Chinese history and has attracted tens of millions of people from all walks of life in more than 60 countries. Falun Dafa distinguishes itself from other qigong practices by emphasizing cultivation of one's moral character in daily life according to essential principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance, as taught by Mr. Li. Many other practices focus only on health and fitness.

The practice of Falun Dafa is simple, yet profound and effective. Primarily, it consists of two components: self-improvement through studying Mr. Li's teachings, and performing Falun Dafa's five gentle exercises. The exercises, which include a meditation, are easy to learn, enjoyable, and at the same time both relaxing and energizing. The teachings are articulated in two books, Zhuan Falun (Turning the Law Wheel) and Falun Gong (Law Wheel Qigong, for beginners), which are available in more than a dozen languages, including English. The books can be found at bookstores such as Borders, or online bookstores such as TianTi Books Inc. or are even available for free download from

The people who practice Falun Dafa come from every imaginable walk of life, as Falun Dafa transcends cultural, social, economic, and national boundaries. Through practicing the principle, together with the exercises, practitioners are able to achieve physical health, mental balance, inner peace and spiritual purity. The practice has spread largely by word of mouth, as those who learn it usually find the benefits simply too good to keep to themselves.

* Great health benefits mentally and physically
* Good for all ages
* Open to the public, no fees, and no donations
* Five sets of exercises, smooth and elegant, simple and easy to learn
* Free from commercial, religious and political motivations
* Everyone is welcome, free of charge, obligation, and membership; exercise instructions available at every group practice

Beginners are encouraged to take the free 9-day seminar. You can view the seminar on-line at

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For more information and free online resources, please go to

City Resolution
Resolution by Albany Common Council, July 2004

County Proclamation
Proclamation from Michael Breslin, Albany County Executive, May 2004

Senator Proclamation 
Proclamation from Senator Neil Breslin, April 2002

Assembly Citation
Citation from Assemblyman John McEneny, April 2002

Group Study and Exercises
( Free exercise instructions available all the time )




Contact Person


Albany Washington Park (Near Moses Statue)

Sunday 3-5:30pm*

(518) 677-8600

*We try to be there every week,
but please call before coming, just
in case.

Welcome! All Falun Dafa Classes and Activities are Free of Charge.

Last updated: 6/28/14