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Sharing My Dream in New Zealand

Opportunities often arise if you keep looking for them and sharing your dream. When one Dahn Yoga member in the U.S. heard I was in New Zealand for the last couple of weeks searching for property that could be used as a meditation and training center, she contacted her grandmother who lives in New Zealand. Through a lot of quick communication and follow-through, she and my administrative staff organized an intimate screening of my educational film, CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect. Last Wednesday evening, on April 2nd, as I stood in front of the twenty-two people who had gathered at short notice at the home of Gina Garcia in the small, quiet village of Kerikeri, I was so grateful for their interest and presence.

Ilchi Lee in New Zealand

I poured my heart into sharing my own story of personal development with them and into guiding them in mind-body training so that they could sense their great potential and have hope for the future. Before watching the film, we all gathered outside and faced the setting sun and used feeling the sun’s light to relax and look within.

Sunset Meditation

After watching CHANGE, I told them that everyone has an animal aspect and a spiritual aspect. The difference between a human being and a dog is that a dog cannot ask the question, “Who am I?” That line of questioning leads you to the discovery of your soul. Although all people have a beautiful soul, feeling that soul requires developing the ability to sense energy in the same way you learn to swim or ride a bicycle.

Then I explained that there are three forms of energy: light, sound, and vibration. I helped them experience these different forms of energy with light training and music meditation. In addition, I helped them feel their body’s energy with their hands in a meditation called Jigam, which hails from the Sundo tradition of Korea. The sight of all of the people sitting around the living room with their eyes closed, finding their own unique rhythm as they felt the energy in their hands, was a special and touching. After this experience, I let them know that by finding their own rhythm like that and getting in touch with a deeper part of themselves, they could make real changes in their lives.


Although none of the participants had prior training experience, they responded with great enthusiasm and passion. After the lecture, I was flooded with questions about how they could do this training, how they could hear a lecture like this again, and what my future plans were. I directed them to, which has online classes based on Brain Education, and I also collected their e-mail addresses because they showed a lot of interest in my books.

Telling them about my future plans, I introduced the idea of Earth Citizenship to them and showed them an “Earth Citizen Passport” that I had made ten years ago. I told them my dream of 100 million people who identify themselves as Earth Citizens who transcend the boundaries between religions and nations and share stewardship of the Earth as a core value. Taken together, Earth Citizens will form a kind of Spiritual United Nations (SUN). When the people of the Earth view the Earth as a whole, then we can manage the Earth’s resources as a whole, or engage in Earth Management.

I feel that this first screening of CHANGE in New Zealand is creating a new decade for that dream to come true. The essential factor for achieving it is insung, or human character, and insung youngjae—heroes who are gifted in terms of strength of character and integrity. That’s why I established the Benjamin School for Character Education in South Korea to help youth develop their character and integrity.

Once again, I feel that everything is ready, and the dream of Earth Citizenship and Earth Management is getting closer. That’s why I share this dream and Brain Education wherever I am and with whomever I meet.

See the video! Ilchi Lee at the 2013 Jakarta International Film Festival

On November 28, 2013, Ilchi Lee attended the International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary in Jakarta, Indonesia where his film CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect won 14 awards including an award for Best Short Documentary and a Gold Award for Filmmaker of Spirituality 2013 and Best Story & Concept. See the highlights of the event and hear what Ilchi Lee had to say about it.

Unleashing Brain Potential in Miami

By Ryan Sims

On Friday January 17th, educators from around south Florida met at the Miami campus of Union Institute and University for a conference on Brain Education. In attendance was Ilchi Lee, founder of the International Brain Education Association (IBREA). He was there to give a keynote speech about the future of education and was introduced by Power Brain Education Program Director, Dave Beal. Mr. Beal began by leading the group through a series of warm-ups, which briefly demonstrated a few exercises from the Brain Education program. Ilchi Lee then took the floor and began his presentation on Brain Education, IBREA, and the future of education in a changing world.

Ilchi Lee - Brain Education Conference - Miami FL

Ilchi Lee continued the presentation by outlining some of the substance and ideas behind the Brain Education program. “The current education system kills confidence. Brain Education is a shift in education, to respect the brain,” explained Lee. The purpose of Brain Education is to help people “achieve health, happiness, and peace by realizing the highest value that the brain possesses.” The presentation concluded with a discussion and question and answer session that covered topics including the effects of technology and smartphones on the developing brain, the over-diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, and Brain Education’s positive effects on people with Alzheimer’s.

Viewing CHANGE

The following day, the University of Miami hosted a screening of Ilchi Lee’s internationally acclaimed documentary CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect. Almost 200 people viewed the documentary and were treated to a lecture by the film’s creator, Ilchi Lee. Lee explained that after seeing the film, “you are now prepared for change. The key is simple. It is that you have an infinite power within you. It’s simply a matter of using it. Many people are unaware of this power. They don’t know how to use it. To use it you have to know your value.” Lee explained that there are ways to help realize your value and that these lie within the powers of your brain. Lee spoke for almost an hour and led the audience through exercises, as well as magnetic meditation.

After the screening and lecture, there was a line out the door of audience members hoping to have their books and DVDs signed by Mr. Lee. Audience member Monica Gutierrez, a Miami resident, shared her takeaway from the film: “The movie hit the nail on the head. So many people are stuck in life and don’t realize that they have the power to do positive things for themselves. I think that if more people were reminded [of] this, the world would be a much different place.”

Ilchi Lee - Change film - Miami FL

Ilchi Lee Keynote: Know How to Use Your Brain Operating System to Transform Your Life

This past spring and summer, I toured the United States to speak at premieres of the film I produced, CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect. One of the venues I enjoyed was Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts; the crowd was lively with a lot of energy. I was happy to explain to them the theory behind and application of your Brain Operating System (BOS). Everyone needs to know about the brain and how to use it. BOS is the interface through which you use your brain effectively. Learning how to use your BOS is essential for profound and lasting change.

Listen to the full lecture for yourself in this video.

Change Your Energy with Magnetic Meditation

Change your energy from heavy to positive and light with Magnetic Meditation. Ilchi Lee shows you how in this short clip from a lecture he gave at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 23rd, 2013. This lecture was part of a national screening tour for his film, CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect.

“I realy hope that everyone can experience endless growth and happiness every day of their life.” – Ilchi Lee

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