~ Dr. Lucia Dunn, Professor of Economics, Ohio State University
Marrying carefully documented evidence with the art of storytelling, The Mindful Practice of Falun Gong takes the reader behind the scenes to explore the health and wellness effects of the Falun Gong meditation practice.
Described by The Epoch Times as “the science behind Falun Gong,” the book presents the results of more than 13 years of academic research, including the author’s Australian survey—a doctoral study, and the first empirical study of its kind—investigating Falun Gong’s impact on health-wellness in everyday life.
Drawing from a labyrinth of research findings and on-going study, the author weaves facts from academic inquiry with the compelling story of one woman’s journey from crippling injury to wellness with Falun Gong.
The book heralds the author’s Hearts Uplifted project—a longitudinal study that tracks the lived experiences of individuals whose lives have been profoundly touched and transformed by the ancient meditation practice.
It also helps the reader to understand Falun Gong in a global context, making sense of the baffling situation often reported in the press.
Sarawak-born Australian, Dr. Margaret M. Trey lives in New York, with her mirthful Italian-speaking German-born husband who plays the French horn. Besides writing, she navigates DIY adventures tackling never-ending repairs in their half-renovated home. M. M. Trey completed her English major at The University of Toronto (Canada) and counselor training from The University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. Curiosity and passion for antiquated wisdom enthused her to train in traditional Chinese medicine, shiatsu, Indian and Okido yoga, the yin-yang macrobiotic way of life, and Vipassana meditation—before practicing Falun Gong. Personal lineage (her Chinese grandfather being a 19th Century Taoist cultivator) plus belief in mind-body-spirit connection inspire M. M. Trey’s integrated approach toward helping others.