The aim of this presentation is to explore a spiritual model, using Falun Gong for achieving peace and resolving conflicts. This is an online presentation at the 7th Peace and Conflict Conference, 3-5 December, 2020, Bangkok, Thailand.
The need for peace building and resolving conflict in our society is crucial as it is today, with the global pandemic and lockdown. As such, our life will never be the same again.
There is a growing need for an alternative spiritual model for achieving peace, managing conflict, and resolving conflict. Since time memorial, people from different cultures have sought spiritual teachings as a way for achieving peace and harmony.
Falun Gong for Achieving Peace
Falun Gong is a peaceful practice for overall mind-body and spiritual development. It is an ancient Chinese discipline, with its roots in Buddhist and Taoist philosophies.
The practice is based on the three principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance or tolerance. In Chinese, it is Zhen, Shan, Ren in Chinese.
As a spiritual cultivation practice, Falun Gong serves as one such mind-body spiritual intervention way for achieving peace and resolving conflict.
The teachings and Falun Gong’s principles of truthfulness, compassion, and forbearance or tolerance are qualities recognized by all spiritual traditions. Hence, people from all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds can accept and embrace these universal principles.
So we can therefore turn to this three universal principles as a guide for achieving peace and resolving conflict.
This presentation offers knowledge and insight into the mindful way of Falun Gong and as an alternative model. It ventures to show how Falun Gong can be used for achieving peace and resolving conflict in three settings — personal life, workplace, and societal or public domain.
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