When Ilchi Lee discovered the small city of Sedona nestled among the red rocks of northern Arizona, he knew he had found a special place. Besides its breathtaking natural beauty, the area held a special energy that inspired him and fueled his creativity. He determined that Sedona would be the center of his activities in the United States. This resolve led to a number of Sedona projects that continue to this day. These businesses and non-profit organizations were founded or inspired by Ilchi Lee, but he has retired from their management and ownership.
As Ilchi Lee explored Sedona, he looked for land on which to build a retreat center. He finally found property formally used for a retreat center by Lester Levenson, founder of the Sedona Method. In 1998, he was able to acquire the property and established the non-profit Tao Fellowship. He gave the property to the organization, which he no longer manages. Tao Fellowship developed the land over the years, running Sedona Mago Retreat. Today, the retreat center hosts individual retreats, its own retreat programs, and guest programs from groups around the world. www.sedonamagoretreat.org
This meditation center run by the non-profit Body & Brain Yoga Foundation teaches Brain Education through group classes, workshops, and individual sessions. Open to community, it also organizes community events, outings, and trips. www.sedonameditationcenter.org
This budding non-profit has its headquarters in Sedona, where it also runs its Earth Citizen School to train leaders who can teach mindful living practices for a healthy life and a sustainable world. www.earthcitizens.org
Businesses in Sedona
Sedona Healing Arts is a spiritual healing and reading center in Uptown Sedona that carries metaphysical products and souvenirs, including Ilchi Lee’s publications. www.sedonahealingarts.com
Although now closed, this cafe served Korean and American fare while introducing visitors to Brain Education and the spirit of Mother Earth (Mago).
A media company that specializes in Brain Education, Vortex AMC produces books, CDs, DVDs, courses, websites, and holistic products. Its main website is ChangeYourEnergy.com.
The Call of Sedona, a New York Times bestseller
In 2011, Ilchi Lee published his Sedona experiences in a memoir-style book that includes Sedona energy meditations. Titled The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart, this book reached the top ten best seller lists in The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. www.callofsedona.com