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  • proper n. A spiritual practice founded in China by Li Hongzhi (李洪志) in 1992.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

Etymologies

From Mandarin trad. 法輪功, simpl. 法轮功 (pinyin: Fǎlún Gōng) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A search for "Falun Gong" - the spiritual group with ties to the Times - resulted in one image of anti-torture exhibits held by Falun Gong adherents, the Times said.

    Taipei Times

  • The founder of the spiritual practice called Falun Gong, or Buddhist Law, was in New York last week as more than 10,000 of his followers were detained across China in the largest crackdown since the Tiananmen Square protest a decade ago.

    'A Scandal Waiting To Blow'

  • At a time when Beijing has launched a major crackdown on the Buddhist movement called the Falun Gong, the last thing the government wants to see is a stampede of Catholics to Hong Kong.

    The Fatherless Flock

  • Parents from some Sichuan schools are warned in a letter that foreign agents, including the members of an outlawed sect called Falun Gong, are manipulating the situation to damage China's credibility and ruin the Beijing Summer Olympic Games.

    Sad Class: Timeline of One School's Troubles

  • It crushes movements that it perceives as threats -- such as the spiritual discipline called Falun Gong, the target of a brutal crackdown after its adherents surrounded the leadership compound in Beijing for a silent protest against criticism in the state-run media.

    In Search of...Something

  • But two weeks ago, as a CNN camera crew watched, five people identified as Falun Gong sect members set themselves aflame in Tiananmen Square, leaving one of them dead, her 12-year-old daughter badly burned and an unmistakable sign that Chinese society is enduring the deep strains that always accompany accelerated change.

    Making Sense Of A Suicide

  • In China, meanwhile, a Buddhism-tinged group called Falun Gong has eclipsed a moribund pro-democracy movement as the Communist Party's most determined foe.

    How Buddhism Became

  • JEFFREY BADER, DIRECTOR, BROOKINGS INSTITUTION CHINA INITIATIVE: The ceremony was interrupted by a practitioner of Falun Gong, which is a-- kind of a Chinese -- it's a sect in China based on some ancient Chinese, Buddhist and Taoist traditions.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2006

  • CHINOY: Well, you had this episode, where a protester who is a supporter of this banned spiritual movement called the Falun Gong, which has been a target of a very tough campaign of repression by the Chinese authorities, got into the White House press corps and started screaming at President Hu.

    CNN Transcript Apr 21, 2006

  • And he has a group called the Zhong Gong, very similar to the Falun Gong, which is an exercise meditation group.

    CNN Transcript Jun 2, 2001

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