Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)

Social Construction of Falun Dafa Practitioners in Increasing the Body’s Immunity to Prevent COVID 19 Through Cultivation Practice in East Java

Authors
Arief Sudrajat, Pambudi Handoyo, Thomas N. Aji, Sri M. Purwaningsih, Taufiq Hidayat
Corresponding Author
Arief Sudrajat
Available Online 3 December 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.186How to use a DOI?
Keywords
falun dafa, cultivation, covid 19, immunity, social construction
Abstract

The corona virus pandemic, known in its scientific language as Covid-19, is currently the most deadly health threat in the world. Death rates worldwide have reached more than 1 million. Drugs to overcome this disease have not been found so that one way to fight infection with this disease is to increase the body’s immune system so that the method is still one way to fight this virus. One of the Falun Dafa (or Falun Gong) communities in Surabaya has become one of the choices of the people of Surabaya to improve their immune system. Members of the Falun Dafa community believe that the mind and body in Falun Dafa cultivation are able to create a positive energy for themselves both mind and body to create an immune system. Along with the improvement of the body’s immune system, the body is expected to be able to fight off disease, one of which is Covid 19. The purpose of this study is to look at the cultivation pattern (practice) of the Falun Dafa community as part of efforts to increase body immunity, especially in fighting various diseases so as to increase quality of one’s life. The research method used in this study is a mixed methods method in the form of combining qualitative and quantitative methods in order to obtain an overaching perspective with the help of theory in order to obtain comprehensive, reliable, and objective research data. Research locations are in the cities of Surabaya, Sidoarjo, and Malang. That is because the Falun Dafa community can be met intensely when this community is doing the exercises. Data collection techniques are done by means of observation (observation) and interviews with people involved in the Falun Dafa community in addition to data collection done with documents in the form of books, writings and films related to the community and cultivation activities of Falun Dafa.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Arts and Humanities (IJCAH 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
3 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-285-4
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201201.186How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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