In the new school year that started as of September 2017, University of South Carolina at Aiken began offering for the first time a course titled “Introduction to Falun Dafa Meditation and Cultivation.” The course code is “HONS 201.”
The professor teaching the course is Falun Gong practitioner, Dr. Frank Xie, an Associate Professor at the School of Business Administration. According to Dr. Xie, Honors courses are eligible to the best performing students at American colleges and universities. The students must have a GPA above 3.5, which reflects their self-motivation to seek higher knowledge. Honors courses are specialized classes with richer, in-depth content that covers a wider breadth.
“They are very diligent. Some focus on the movements of the exercises. Others ask questions such as what is xinxing (mind-nature, or inborn quality), acupuncture, acupuncture points, energy, gong, etc. The students are very interested in this course that teaches Falun Gong. Sometimes they smile knowingly while reading Zhuan Falun,” describes Dr. Xie. Because Falun Gong practice is entirely voluntary, yet a school course must have a grading standard, Dr. Xie encourages students to use the length of time they can practice the second and fifth exercises as evaluation. In addition, each student is required to write an end-of-term experience sharing paper.
Dr. Xie elaborates, “We are about to begin studying the third lecture in Zhuan Falun and I’m about to start teaching the fourth out of five exercises. Through this course, students will learn about Falun Gong, the basic concepts of Easter meditation and cultivation, Asian cultivation culture, the contents of Zhuan Falun, reasons for the persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Communist government, and how to cultivate independently in the future. Obviously, they’ll also experience firsthand the health benefits and moral improvement brought by practicing Falun Gong.
Besides this honors course, the Falun Gong course offered to adults continues to be administered this year. Starting on September 7, 2016, the Academy of Lifelong Learning at the University of South Carolina in Aiken has offered the course “Falun Dafa Cultivation and Meditation.” Last year, 29 people registered for the course, including Dr. Thomas Hallman, retired chancellor of the university. Dr. Hallman said, “It’s my first time experiencing Falun Gong. I am very interested to continue learning and understanding Falun Gong.”
二零一七年九月新学期开学后，美国南卡罗莱纳大学艾肯分校首次开办《法轮大法打坐及修炼导论》（Introduction to Falun Dafa Meditation and Cultivation）课。该课程在艾肯分校中的编号为“HONS 201”（荣誉课程201号）。
据悉，二零一六年九月七日开始，由南卡罗莱纳大学艾肯分校暨终身教育学院（Academy for Lifelong Learning）提供的机会，有二十九名成人报名参加介绍法轮大法修炼的课程；其中该校终身荣誉校长汤姆‧豪尔曼（Thomas Hallman）博士也亲自到现场体验了修炼法轮功的美好。他曾说：“这是我第一次体验法轮功，我非常有兴趣继续深入学习和了解法轮功。”
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