Definition of Falun Gong in English:

Falun Gong

(also Falun Dafa)


  • 1[mass noun] A spiritual exercise and meditation regime with similarities to t'ai chi ch'uan, practised predominantly in China.

    • ‘Falun Gong is a peaceful, spiritual practice without any formal organization, property or membership.’
    • ‘According to Li, Falun Gong is a cultivation system aimed at cultivating both human life and nature.’
    1. 1.1 A Taoist-Buddhist sect practising Falun Gong.


1990s: Chinese, literally wheel of law, from fǎ law + lún wheel (+ gōng skill or dàfǎ great method).


Falun Gong

/ˌfalən ˈɡɒŋ/