Falun gong or falun dafa (great law of the falun) is a practice based on chinese qi gong and founded in 1992 by li hongzhisome people - including rick ross of cult education institute and the chinese government in beijing, - regard it as a cult, but scholars have disagreed on its definition. Falun gong is a false religion and their converts should enjoy freedom of religion other eastern religions and communism are the ones who are persecuting falun gong practitioners falun gong practitioners should thank christians for their freedom in the west. I am currently working on research projects involving: 'free zone' (independent) scientology, falun gong, the relevance of census data (from australia, new zealand, canada and the uk) and other kinds of survey data for the study of new religious movements (my monograph on this topic, sects & stats, was published in 2014 by equinox publishing. Alternative religions (scientology, falun gong) jennifer jones wi rel 112, amanda hayden extra credit alternative paths (chapter 11) scientology the alternative religion i chose to reflect on is scientology.
Called china falun gong, or simply falun gong, it is an introductory text that discusses qigong, falun gong's relationship to buddhism, the principles of cultivation practice and the improvement of moral character (xinxing) the book also provides illustrations and explanations of the exercises and meditation. The religion of falun gong remedies that omission, providing the first serious examination of falun gong teachings benjamin penny argues that in order to understand falun gong, one must grasp the beliefs, practices, and texts of the movement and its founder, li hongzhi. The one thing scary about falun-gong was that, another guy named hong2 xiu4quan2 (洪秀全, 1812 - 1864) started a cult in china called taiping heavenly kingdom (太平天國) hong claimed that he was the new messiah and younger brother of jesus christ. Falun gong this religion, falun gong, is a very new religious movement it was founded y li hongzhi in 1951, but was not publicly initiated in china until 1992 the movement grew out of li's interest in qigong and meditative practices.
Falun gong is compared with two other religious groups that to some extent also reflect the sectarian paradigm, three in one and yiguandao the paper first introduces each group's history, then focuses on ideology as contained in doctrinal statements and writings. From christian science and the jehovah's witnesses to soka gakkai, wicca, and falun gong, the last century and a half has seen an unprecedented growth of new religious movements, sects, and alternative spiritualities. In 1992, hongzhi li, the founder of falun gong, found itand he created some principles and creed, he said he is someone just like god, and created the world and so onand he also wrote some books and mm made some cds, and the followers should buy ugh them, so he earned more than 100 million yuan. Most qi gong masters only claimed health benefits, but falun gong talked about the salvation of the soul so it got much closer to a religion than the other qi gong cults it also employed more.
The alternative spirituality and religion review is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that publishes articles, reviews and review essays in the new religious movement (nrm) field it was established in 2010 to provide nrm scholars with a vehicle for staying up-to-date with new publications. The apologetics index 'family of web sites' provides 47,895+ pages of research resources on religious cults, sects, new religious movements, and alternative religions also included: information about apologetics-, anticult-, and countercult organizations, as well as entries on doctrines, religious practices and world views. China banned the popular falun gong meditation sect thursday after three days of widespread public protests intensified the government's fears the group was a threat to their authority.
Falun gong beliefs the central concept of falun gong is the falun while in traditional chinese buddhism falun means the wheel of law or wheel of dharma , here the word refers to the center of spiritual energy in the human body, akin to a chakra. 4 the youngest alternative path studied in this chapter is falun gong rastafarianism cao dai scientology 5 in practicing their religion, both baha'is and muslims engage in periods of fasting and undertake pilgrimages observe a lunar calendar and abstain from drinking alc abstain from alcohol and engage in periods of fasting meet in nine-sided mosques or temples 6 two new religions that. Connect online access for experiencing the world's religions alternative paths origins of new religions scientology falun gong cao dai rastafarianism baha'i.
New religious movements: scientology, falun gong, cao dai, wicca and druidism, the yoruba tradition (santería, voodoo, and candomblé), rastafarianism, etc feel free to choose among one of these alternatives or another approved by your instructor. Falun gong followers championed their cause in the western media as an issue of freedom of religion, until a number of self-immolations by alleged falun gong adherents in tiananmen square in january 2001 convinced much of the western media that the group was indeed a cult (falun gong followers insisted that the immolations were staged by. Falun gong itself was not specifically encouraged by ccp, it was a resurgence of qigong (which falun gong should classify as) in the 90s where many people started to practice some kind of qigong as a health fad.
Falun gong (also called falun dafa) arose out of the so-called qigong boom of the late '80s qigong is an umbrella term for a number of practices involving meditation, slow-moving exercises. A new religious movement (nrm), also known as a new religion or an alternative spirituality, is a religious or spiritual group that has modern origins and which occupies a peripheral place within its society's dominant religious culture. Whereas falun gong is a peaceful and nonviolent form of personal belief and practice with millions of adherents in the people's republic of china and elsewherethe government of the people's republic of china has forbidden falun gong practitioners to practice their beliefs, and has systematically attempted to eradicate the practice and those who follow it.
In march 2015, a falun gong practitioner began an extended email assault on an australian academician, an academician who had written about the confrontation between this practitioner's movement and the people's republic of china in ways that the practitioner deemed overly critical of falun gong. No shit, he took falun dafa (what you call it in the western), converted it into falun gong and put some religious belief in it falun gong has existed since old dynasty it is a way to meditate and you are supposed to meditate for your own sake.