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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Since 1999, the Chinese Communist Party has waged war on Falun Gong -- a spiritual practice that combines exercise and meditation with a philosophy based on "truth, compassion and tolerance" -- imprisoning and torturing many of its practitioners.
An American company tied to the Falun Gong spiritual movement, which is banned in China, has been linked to a recent massive internet outage on the mainland, news reports said
There is little doubt that Benjamin Penny's careful and detailed analysis of the religious aspects of Falun Gong will become required reading for anyone exploring this particular organization, and should be widely read by those with an interest in contemporary China and new and alternative spiritualities in general.
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