Ilchi Lee's wife

My Wife


Ilchi Lee expresses his appreciation for his wife, who has supported him and worked by his side.

books on Ilchi Lee's shelf

Study of My Workspace #2: A Life of Honest Poverty or Honest Wealth?


Should we live a life of honest poverty or honest wealth? What’s important is the word “honest,” which in this case means making a choice to live by certain upright principles. In this next installment of Ilchi Lee’s study of his workspace, he compares the simple life of the Buddhist monk Beopjeong, whose books sit on his shelf, to that of the affluent Choi family. Which life would you choose?

Ilchi Lee's room

My Room, Myself


Ilchi Lee begins to introduce a room he uses to work, play, and study, in order to explore how to live a long life full of health and vitality.

sliced aloe on a plate

My Adventure with Aloe


Even the smallest actions and obstacles can teach life lessons. Here Ilchi Lee shares what he learned during one dinnertime adventure.

field of orange flowers

An Eye for the Seasons


Poem by Ilchi Lee that reflects on the benefit of developing a wider mind that can see the big picture, prepare for the future, and achieve beautiful goals by mastering time.


Hong Ik Hope


This poem explores the deeper meaning of Hong Ik, one of Ilchi Lee’s core philosophies that comes from traditional Korean culture.

bright sun over buttes

Hope Message: Shine through Your Black Spots


When we disseminate the beauty of our innermost being sincerely and truthfully, we all can be bright lights that shine on everyone. Our bright light will give hope to the world.