[ fah-loon koo ng, gong ]
/ ˈfɑ lun ˈkʊŋ, ˈgɒŋ /
a Chinese system of meditation, martial-arts exercises, and spiritual teachings.
a Chinese sect that practices this system.
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/ (ˌfæluːn ˈɡuːŋ) /
a modern religious movement combining aspects of Buddhism and Taoism, especially the practice of qi gong, founded by Li Hongzhi in 1992
Word Origin for Falun Gong
C20: from Chinese, falun dharma wheel (from fa law, lun wheel) + gong practice
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