falun gong

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Falun Gong

(ˌfæluːn ˈɡuːŋ)
(Buddhism) a modern religious movement combining aspects of Buddhism and Taoism, esp the practice of qi gong, founded by Li Hongzhi in 1992
[C20: from Chinese, falun dharma wheel (from fa law, lun wheel) + gong practice]
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Noun1.falun gong - 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
social movement, movement, front - a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals; "he was a charter member of the movement"; "politicians have to respect a mass movement"; "he led the national liberation front"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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