A healthy way to wind down on a Monday, the Hive hosts Falun Gong sessions 8.30-10pm.
Falun Gong is a Chinese spiritual practice that combines meditation and qigong exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of Truthfulness, Compassion, and Forbearance (Chinese: 真、善、忍). The practice emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue, and identifies as a qigong practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions. Through moral rectitude and the practice of meditation, practitioners of Falun Gong aspire to better health and, ultimately, spiritual enlightenment.
Despite (or possibly because of) it’s huge popularity in China, Falun Gong practicioners have faced brutal oppression by the Chinese state since the 1990s.