Falun Gong

Falun Gong

[fah-loon koong, gong]
noun
1.
a Chinese system of meditation, martial-arts exercises, and spiritual teachings.
2.
a Chinese sect that practices this system.
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Falun Gong (ˌfæluːn ˈɡuːŋ)
 
n
a modern religious movement combining aspects of Buddhism and Taoism, especially 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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Main Entry:  Falun Gong
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a spiritual, philosophical, and exercise system developed out of Taoism and Buddhism, with similarities to qi gong and t'ai chi ch'uan; also called Falun Dafa
Example:  Falun Gong claims to take energy cultivation to a new level.
Etymology:  Chinese 'wheel of law'
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