Cameron Molovinsky, a 15-year-old student from Phoenix, Arizona, came to San Francisco with his mother. He had to take three days off from the school. “I emailed my teachers: ‘I want to be gone for a conference on Falun Dafa, which is a peaceful meditation practice being persecuted in China. I’m trying to raise awareness.’” He will complete the week’s homework after returning home on Friday.
“My mom told me about the practice last October. I didn’t believe anything like that. I believed in all the science I learned at school. I would just let her practice and stayed away from it for a long time,” he said.
“So, this summer, I read it [Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Gong]. By Chapter Two, I was like ‘Wow, there’s something more to this book.’ It is not just a religion, which is what I always thought.
“I started asking my mom questions. By Chapter Six, I was certain that Falun Dafa was the right way to go. It was perfect… From the start, it was a feeling I got. I don’t know what it was. But it was something.. I felt lighter. Everything was brighter. Everything was easy. Life was just easier.
“Reading it, it was not just that stuff made sense to me, but it was like… It’s hard to explain. It was in my soul that I felt like, ‘This has to be it. This is right.’”
Cameron’s mother Diana chimed in, “He’s very good at school, very scientifically oriented. So Falun Dafa incorporates that… By Chapter Two, he came into my room, ‘Mom, why, how, what?’ I knew he got it.”
“School has gotten a lot easier. Personal problems are not really so important anymore. They’re not something I have to worry about. I see my friends struggling with all their emotions and schoolwork. It’s not a big deal for me now. I know that the number one thing is cultivation. Life is much easier without that stress,” Cameron continued. He reads Zhuan Falun at school during breaks.
He said, “It’s easier to just think about cultivation, rather than just think about my own personal emotional issues. It’s less stressful.’” Diana described it as a “priority shift,” which she was glad to see.
The 2014 West Coast Falun Dafa Cultivation Experience Sharing Conference occurs on Thursday. Additional rallies, marches, and group exercises are planned for different parts of the city on Friday.