Jul 2019

Ilchi Lee's recently released book, Connect: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation, is now available as a audiobook. It can be streamed or downloaded on major audiobook sites such as Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

Ilchi Lee Connect Audiobook

Connect reminds people that the most important thing they can do for themselves is connect. In particular, feel their body, be aware of their soul, and open up to the divine aspect in their brain. When they do this, they can be secure in themselves while empathizing with others. Even more, they can have the clarity and action power they need to face anything that comes their way.

To get an idea about the audiobook, which is read by Andrew Start, listen to this sample:


You can learn more about Connect on its official website,

Ilchi Lee book talk - Connect book

Ilchi Lee spoke at a book talk hosted by Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi this past Saturday, June 29, 2019 for his upcoming book, Connect: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation. Over 300 people gathered at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona and almost one hundred more watched live online as Ilchi Lee shared the importance of connecting to yourself to "take back your brain."

He said information from the world around us, our past history, and our daily habits can distract us from who we really are. They can prevent us from seeing and actualizing our full potential. In addition to our brain being able to regulate our bodily processes, think logically, generate emotions, remember the past, and imagine the future, it has a divine aspect. The divinity in our brain is part of a greater divinity, a universal consciousness, that we can connect to with meditation. This expansion of consciousness breaks us free from the limitations of our small self and brings out the infinite creative ability of our higher self. 

With this ability, we can design a life we love. Ilchi Lee called all of us "artists" of our lives. 

Ilchi Lee book - Connect

"Everything I'm telling you today is in this book," Ilchi Lee said. In particular, meditations such as Chunmun (Heaven's Gate) Meditation, which Ilchi Lee demonstrated using five golden rings, can help you connect. It makes you feel the alignment of your body, gives you the opportunity to open your heart, and aids you in activating the divinity in your brain.

One attendee, Jonelle Moore, said afterward that she "really enjoyed the various tools Ilchi Lee used to demonstrate his points." His talk reminded her "of the Oneness of all life, and that the power of choice is mine."

While talking about such a serious topic, Ilchi lee was light and fun. Another attendee, Diane Hunt, said he was "so peaceful, has an easy sense of humor and unassuming . . ." Jonelle agreed, "I greatly appreciated his bright demeanor throughout, and the way he played with attendees."

Attendees also had fun following Body & Brain Yoga instructor and regional manager Sunghan Jang in the yoga and meditation session he led before the talk. 

Sunghan Jang

Energy meditation

They were also treated to a qigong demonstration.

Qigong demonstration

And three Body & Brain members, Teresa Elsholz, Michelle Parker, and Christine Risner, told their stories of growth and healing.

Outside the lecture hall, attendees had their aura read and took pictures at the photo zone. 

Connect book photo zone

To find out more about how to connect to yourself and raise your consciousness, you can pre-order Connect, which will be released on July 15, 2019.


Jun 2019

New Connect Book Talk and Workshop June 29th

By Michela Mangiaracina Comment

connect book talk and workshop

On Saturday, June 29, 2019, Ilchi Lee will give a meditation workshop hosted by Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi at the Mesa Convention Center in Mesa, Arizona from 1:00 - 5:00 PM PDT. 

He will explain the principles in his new book, CONNECT: How to Find Clarity and Expand Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation, and guide participants in meditation to strengthen their connection with their body and brain. 

The workshop offers practical self-care tools for reducing stress, gaining clarity, improving health, and enjoying more happiness.

A copy of CONNECT is included in the $35 ticket price. To learn more and buy tickets, click here.


Jun 2019

New Ilchi Lee Book Available for Pre-Order

By Michela Mangiaracina Comment

Ilchi Lee’s new book is now available for pre-order at major online booksellers. The paperback, Kindle ebook, and audiobook of CONNECT: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation will come out on its official release, July 15, 2019.

Through detailed and illustrated descriptions of different forms of Pineal Gland Meditation, CONNECT shows you how to activate your “insight, creativity, and the drive and ability to get things done.” This helps you not only to find the answers to questions you have or the solutions to challenges you face, but also to act on what you discover.

The first step is connecting to yourself. When you bring your awareness inside yourself and feel your body, your soul, and your divinity, you access not only your own subconscious mind, but the universal consciousness from which all answers can be found. Then you are also connected to other people and all other things.

The key to doing this is your pineal gland, a small endocrine gland in your brain that secretes melatonin. The pineal gland is called the “third eye,” an eye through which all truth can be seen.

CONNECT shows you how to open your third eye widely and safely. But the truth in this book runs deeper than a how-to meditation guide or a book of inspiration. It delivers the truth of consciousness in the form of ancient wisdom and Ilchi Lee’s more than 40 years of experience practicing and teaching meditation.

Practitioners of the meditation methods in CONNECT have said they:

  • had old memories come to the surface that gave clear reasons and solutions for their current issues.
  • found the hope and encouragement they needed from deep inside themselves.
  • Managed sad, anxious, and depressed feelings.
  • removed pain and tension in their body.
  • burst with passion and joy.

Find your own clarity and discover who you really are with CONNECT. Learn more about the book at its official website,


May 2019

Ilchi Lee meeting school principal in El Salvador

In the wake of Brain Education's success in Salvadoran schools, the Brain Education Institute for Peace will be established in San Salvador, El Salvador with the help of the IBREA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) NGO Ilchi Lee founded that is in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The goal of the Institute is to create peace in individuals and communities in El Salvador through the study and practice of Brain Education, and to serve as a reference for other countries in the Central American region that share similar social issues as El Salvador. Since Brain Education was first introduced in El Salvador in a pilot project in 2011 by IBREA Foundation, it has been helping schools transform their gang violence, absenteeism, and low academic performance into harmonious relationships, communities working together, increased academic performance, and students having hope and ambition for the future.

Because of these positive changes, in 2018, the government of El Salvador awarded Ilchi Lee, as the President of IBREA Foundation and creator of Brain Education, the José Simeón Cañas Slave Liberator Order, one of the highest national awards. While visiting El Salvador to accept this award, Ilchi Lee was inspired by what was happening in the country and decided to establish the Brain Education Institute for Peace. On May 3, 2019, the Ministry of Education signed a grant to the IBREA Foundation to train 300 selected teachers as Brain Education Leaders in the fourteen regions of the country. These leaders will teach educators Brain Education in their respective regions, with the goal to create sustainable health, mental wellbeing, and good performance in schools and the communities they belong to. With this national network of Leaders, IBREA Foundation will establish the Brain Education Institute for Peace.

Training teachers in Brain Education in El Salvador

Fundraising for the establishment of the Brain Education Institute for Peace has already begun. IBREA Foundation's goal is to raise 50,000 USD by August 2019. [Click here to make a donation today.]

A similar global effort was made in 2012, when IBREA Foundation raised money for the Swimming Pool for Peace. This pool was built at Distrito Italia, the first school IBREA Foundation worked with in El Salvador. The pool was a community project that gave children a space to feel joy and harmony and exist together in peace.

El Salvador Swimming Pool for Peace

Brain Education is a holistic mind-body-spirit method for awakening the brain to sense, integrate, and master physical, emotional, and mental functions for improved health, happiness, and peace. Through enhanced physical strength, emotional stability, and concentration, this training method helps individuals tap into their latent powers of healing, problem-solving, motivation, creativity, and overall development to live their great potential and impact the world for the better.

IBREA Foundation is deeply committed to engaging 1% of the world's population in this self-development process. Their goal is a world where people can live in harmony and collective productivity.

Students learning Brain Education in El Salvador

If you would like to bring more peace to Central America through Brain Education, you can donate to this project by going to Click “GET INVOLVED” on the top right corner, and then click “DONATE NOW”. Or you can visit the campaign's Crowd Rise page.


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