New Connect Book Talk in Hawaii

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Connect by Ilchi book talk

People who want to hear Ilchi Lee speak can join him in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hawaii Convention Center for a talk on his new book Connect: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation. Hosted by Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi centers in Hawaii, the Saturday afternoon talk includes ways you can awaken your inner power and guidance through meditation.

Hawaii Convention Center

Ilchi Lee’s dynamic presentation will include time for training and meditation during the 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM HST event. The event organizers say that through this event, even novices can:

  • Experience guided meditation for empowering true connection in every aspect your life.
  • Test out practical self-care tools for decreasing stress, increasing calm, and enjoying more happiness.
  • Be inspired to live your best life from your heart.

The $20 cost of the ticket includes a copy of Connect—Ilchi Lee’s latest offering of practical ways to live an authentic, fulfilling life. Connect drives home the message that all of the individual and collective issues we face stem from the same source: a lack of connection with our most authentic selves, our purest humanity. It provides simple practices for looking within and discovering our unlimited wisdom and potential.

Connect book by Ilchi Lee

If you would like to join hundreds of others in this celebration of genuine connection, you can buy tickets on the Eventbrite page.


Connect by Ilchi Lee wins a Living Now Book Award

Connect: How to Find Clarity and Expand Your Consciousness with Pineal Gland Meditation, Ilchi Lee's latest book (July 2019, Best Life Media), received a silver medal in the Meditation/Relaxation category of the 2019 Living Now Book Awards. These awards "celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that enhance the quality of our lives," according to the awards description.  

Since 2008, the Living Now Book Awards have highlighted books on health, home and family, and personal development—topics thought to be the fastest-growing segments in book publishing. Connect addresses the development of one's intuition and problem-solving abilities.

Ilchi Lee writes in Connect, "Once you understand that disconnection is the underlying cause of your problems, then the solution also becomes clearer. All you have to do is mend your broken connections. Recover your connection with your body, your connection with your true self, and your connection with people and the world. How can we recover that connection? I believe that the master key that makes it possible is in the human brain, and I present Pineal Gland Meditation as an essential technique for awakening the brain."

Connect contains detailed and illustrated descriptions of how to do Pineal Gland Meditation and related body-mind-spirit exercises. It guides readers to greater self-love and self-efficacy through finding meaning within themselves.
Pineal Gland Meditation does this by clearing out misinformation to allow clarity and new, empowering information to take root in the brain.

As Emma, one practitioner said: "Pineal Gland Meditation caused memories buried deep in my unconscious mind to rise to the surface, one by one—not only happy ones, but painful memories and shameful experiences I didn’t want to think about, and memories I didn’t even know I had. But surprisingly, those memories showed me clear reasons and solutions for the physical, mental, and emotional problems I was experiencing. I feel a real peace inside now, one that fills my heart."

To explore Connect, find it at any major bookseller in paperback, audiobook, and Kindle ebook formats.



Brain Education Festival

Ilchi Lee's five step Brain Education system for personal development helps you make the most of your brain to create health, happiness, and peace. It is taught in many places, including Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi centers in the United States. From September 6th to 8th, Body & Brain will be hosting a Brain Education Festival at Honor's Haven Resort & Spa in Ellenville, New York. 

These three days will be filled with exciting seminars and workshops led by the top Brain Education trainers in the country. It is a celebration of the full potential of the brain.

Participants will also be able to enjoy the energy and beauty of Honor's Haven, which sits in the Catskill region of upstate New York and boasts a lake, forest trails, swimming pool, and spa. 

Anyone interested in the festival can contact a Body & Brain center, which you can find at


IBREA UN Conference - Peace in the Brain

Last week, on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 10 AM – 3 PM EDT, the nonprofit IBREA Foundation that Ilchi Lee founded held a conference on creating peace in the brain at the United Nations headquarters in New York, New York.

The conference included presentations about mental health and a panel discussion on developing a peaceful brain and, by extension, peaceful communities. It was based on the premise that, although we strive to resolve conflicts in our communities and the world at large, violence also rages inside us. As the event description addressed: “This kind of violence continues to create tension and conflict everywhere, and results in issues such as discrimination, domestic violence, work conflict, and other everyday issues that make our society conflictive, and prevent us from real problem-solving.  Peace-building must address functional structures, but it must also address emotional conditions, and cultural or other sensitivities.”

Un conference panelists

Panelists and speakers included Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and author of The Executive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civilized Mind; Dr. Joseph Ledoux, a neuroscientist at New York University and author of The Emotional Brain; Dr. Nina Urban, an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University and a member of the UN Committee on Mental Health; Dr. Linda R. Tropp, Professor of Social Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst;Collette Hemmings, an IBREA Foundation board member and executive at Nike, Inc.; Isabel Pastor Guzman, Program Director at IBREA Foundation and Editor-in-Chief of Brain World magazine; Grecia Valenzuela Portillo, Program Manager of the IBREA Foundation branch in El Salvador, and Linda Yoonjin Suh and Gabryelle Petrylaite, hosts of Brain Education TV.

The conference coincided with IBREA Foundation’s annual World Peace Leadership (WPL) program, a nine-day program that teaches youth to be active peace leaders through Brain Education. WPL participants, who came from around the United States and South Korea, had the opportunity to visit different missions at the United Nations, in addition to attending the conference. They also engaged in workshops and team building activities at IBREA Foundation’s Harlem Brain Center and at Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa in Ellenville, New York.

Other conference participants included three educators from El Salvador, local Body & Brain Yoga and Tai Chi members and instructors, and members of the United Nations missions and NGOs.

The conference was co-sponsored by the El Salvador mission to the UN. In her presentation, Grecia shared her experiences with Brain Education in El Salvador, including how it has helped communities release and manage trauma from gang violence and build a new path forward. Ilchi Lee was awarded the José Simeón Cañas Slave Liberator Order in September last year for Brain Education’s benefit to El Salvador.

Get a peek at the event and more in Brain Education TV’s vlog about it.

Established as a nonprofit in the United States in 2008, the IBREA FOUNDATION is commited to raising awareness of the great value of the human brain and to unleashing its capacity to create the world we all wish to see. With its Consultative Status with the United Nations ECOSOC (Economic and Social Council), IBREA Foundation’s vision is to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals by helping individuals and communities take responsibility for their health, stability, and peace through the holistic education and training system of Brain Education.

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,

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