Ilchi Lee was recognized by the City and County of San Francisco when Mayor Gavin Newsom proclaimed September 7, 2007, as Ilchi Lee Day, in praise of his distinguished contributions in Brain Education to San Francisco and the world.
The official proclamation made these points regarding Ilchi Lee and his accomplishments: Leading brain philosopher and educator dedicated to promoting awareness of the brain and its potential to improve the human condition; founder and chairman of the International Brain Education Association and developer of the Brain Education System Training (BEST), taught in five San Francisco Bay Area centers; BEST is reaching educators, students, parents, and other citizens in San Francisco and the Bay Area to promote their health and overall wellbeing; author of 29 books in Korean, with 12 books translated into English and nine into other languages; and continuation of sharing his philosophy and training techniques in the fields of education, healthcare, business and government, impacting thousands of people worldwide.
Ilchi Lee was honored by the City of Las Vegas when Mayor Oscar B. Goodman declared September 6, 2007, as Ilchi Lee Day, recognizing his valuable contributions to Dahn Yoga and Brain Education.
By virtue of the authority given to the Mayor by the laws of the State of Nevada and by the Charter of the City of Las Vegas, he asked “all citizens to acknowledge and welcome Ilchi Lee, founder of Dahn Yoga and creator of Brain Education, as he visits our great city.”
Ilchi Lee was acknowledged by the City of Albuquerque when Mayor Martin J. Chavez issued Executive Order 07-129 to proclaim August 31, 2007, as Ilchi Lee Day, recognizing his outstanding contributions in Brain Education.
The executive order “encouraged all citizens to celebrate this distinguished friend of our community.”
In the Executive Order, the Mayor made these declarations regarding Ilchi Lee and his accomplishments: Focusing his efforts on the brain because through it human being experience and affect all reality; founder and president of the University of Brain Education; founder and president of the Korea Institute of Brain Science, and founder and chairman of the International Brain Education Association; Brain Philosopher and Educator continuing to contribute to the health and wellness of Albuquerque; and devoted his life to the study of brain awareness and its potential to improve the human condition.
The City of Houston honored Ilchi Lee by Mayor Bill White officially proclaiming August 28, 2007 as Ilchi Lee Day, at a ceremony at the City Council of City Hall.
Mayor White presented Ilchi Lee with the official proclamation document; also attending were Peter Brown, City Council Member, and Terry Ferro, representative of the Houston Region Dahn Centers. The proclamation states that Ilchi Lee is being recognized because of his major contributions to the health and wellbeing of Houston and the world, and wished continued success for many more years.
A partial list of his contributions were given in the proclamation document: Ilchi Lee developed Brain Education System Training, the core curriculum of the Dahn Yoga Centers, which he founded; as a leading Brain Philosopher and Educator, he has improved the health of citizens of Housto, as evidenced by testimonials of its members; Dahn Yoga Center’s conduct of Walking for Health at the University of Houston, May 2007; his continued devotion to the study of brain awareness and its potential to improve the human condition.
The August 28 ceremonty that preceded the proclamation of Ilchi Lee Day was the Mayor’s recognition of the opening of the Korean War Veteran Museum in Houston.
To a CEO Roundtable of 30 presidents and chairpersons of a cross-section of the Houston Area’s largest and most innovative corporations, Ilchi Lee shared his views on Brain Best Practices for Business, at the prestigious Brennan’s Restaurant, August 28, 2007.
Ilchi Lee began his lecture with the inspiring business story of Ju Yung Chung, the founder of South Korea’s Hyundai industrial empire and symbol of the country’s post-war economic revival. In the 1980s, Ilchi Lee had been Mr. Chung’s adviser in matters of physical, mental and spiritual health. Mr. Chung’s rise from poverty to great wealth mirrored South Korea’s economic transformation. While he had retired from managing the 170,000-employee Hyundai conglomerate, he retained considerable influence, until shortly before his death at 85. He earned his first wages as a rice delivery boy and his first business venture was a car repair company. Hard work, creativity and a capacity to never give up were the essence of his life. After the Second World War, he branched out into the construction business, gradually building the Hyundai Group into a conglomerate making everything from cars to mobile phones.
Next Ilchi Lee pointed how Mr. Chung, characteristic of most highly successful business leaders utilized their brains in positive, creative and bold ways. He described the value of his Brain Education System Training, or BEST 5, indicating its five steps. These steps consist of principles and methods concerning brain education—sensitizing, versatilizing, refreshing, integrating, and mastering. Each step is linked in a series that lead to profound new ways to think, feel, learn, grow, and interact with the world around us. He invited the CEOs to regard their brain as one of the key assets of their career and business success, creativity in business and their personal life.
Ilchi Lee conducted a workshop for 17 physicians, most of them clinical psychologists, presenting Brain Best Practices for Better Health, in Houston’s Tarantino’s Properties Building Conference Room on August 28, 2007.
The lecture was well received, as shown by the many and spirited questions asked by the participants concerning mental and physical health and the interplay between them.
Ilchi Lee spoke about his life journey, especially his overcoming his ADD condition and realizing the profound interconnectedness in the brain of the determinants of our physical, mental/emotional and spiritual health. Then he described his Brain Education System Training, or BEST 5, including brain sensitizing, versatilizing, refreshing, integrating, and mastering. In this brain-capability growth approach, one improves one’s brain functioning, lessens the limitations from the past, incorporates new and positive information, and utilizes the brain-body system in new and profound ways to obtain one’s physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual goals.
It was apparent that the doctors in the workshop were eager to learn through experience more concerning the nature, scope and applicability of BEST 5 in the physical and mental health fields.
Ilchi Lee was interviewed on XM Radio-Channel 155’s Broadminded program by the hosts Shari Elliker and Molly Dedham, out of Washington, DC, August 21, 2007.
The focus of the interview was on the uniqueness of the training approaches in Brain Education and holistic fitness, which he has been developing for the past 30 years. Broadminded discusses a wide range of topics, especially of interest to women, including lifestyles, health-fitness, and entertainment.
August 20, 2007 was officially designated by the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland, as Ilchi Lee Day, in a proclamation issued by Mayor Sidney Katz and presented in a ceremony at the City Hall.
The purpose of the proclamation was to honor the accomplishments of Ilchi Lee in the field of Brain Education and its contribution to the general health and physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of the people who practice it.
As stated in the proclamation document, Ilchi Lee was recognized for these reasons (partial list): his Brain Education System Training is the core curriculum of the Dahn Yoga Centers, which he founded; as a leading Brain Philosopher and Educator, he continues to contribute to the health and wellness of Gaithersburg and the District of Columbia community, as evidenced by member testimonials; Dahn Yoga Center members are aligned with the Mayor’s Office to make Gaithersburg a more fit city; members report improved health with practicing Brain Education; members participated in the Montgomery County Women’s Fair, presenting a well-received lecture on Human Technology for Holistic Health; Dahn Yoga Centers provided warm-up exercises for the participants of the MS Walk; members are offering free classes at their companies, churches, hospitals and community; and Ilchi Lee has devoted his life to the study of brain awareness and its potential to improve the human condition.
The City of Alexandria, Virginia, honored Ilchi Lee by officially proclaiming August 20, 2007 as Ilchi Lee Day. Mayor William D. Euille on behalf of the City Council signed the official proclamation.
A partial list of his contributions were enumerated in the proclamation document: He developed Brain Education System Training, the core curriculum of the Dahn Yoga Centers, which he founded; as a leading Brain Philosopher and Educator, he has improved the health of citizens of Alexandria and Washington, DC, as evidenced by testimonials and 30% of members reporting health improvement results; Dahn Yoga Center members are aligned with the Mayor’s Office to make Alexandria a more fit city; more than 1,000 local members are sharing wellness techniques with their families, businesses and communities; Dahn Yoga Center’s Walking for Health in Alexandria was enthusiastically received; and CEOs have described success resulting from Brain Education and related workshops.
Ilchi Lee spoke on Innovations in Education, to an audience of 400 people, at the George Washington University Cafritz Conference Center Grand Ballroom, Washington, DC, August 20, 2007.
He discussed his conclusions after three decades of investigating ways to develop the potential of the human brain for the benefit of humanity.
After explaining the connection between our brain’s functioning and our health, Ilchi Lee introduced the five steps of the Brain Education (BE) program: sensitizing, versatilizing, refreshing, integrating and mastering. Putting words into action, he lead the participants through two BE sensitizing exercises — Jangsaeng Walking and Ji-Gam.
Jangsaeng (or longevity) Walking, is a walking meditation method he developed with Dr. Sung Lee of the Ilchi Center for Applied Neuroscience, Sedona, AZ. Ilchi Lee instructed the participants to tuck in their tailbone to keep the spine long and feel the soles of the feet to circulate energy to vital organs. By implementing the simple guidelines of Jangsaeng Walking, we can activate our brain, and regain and maintain our physical body’s health.
Ilchi Lee introduced a way to calm one’s brain by focusing on the ki or life energy in one’s hands in a sensitizing exercise called Ji-Gam. It is a moving-meditation exercise that in Korean means to stop thinking to calm the brain. He told the participants to sit up straight in their chairs and bring their palms to face each other in front of the chest. Without touching, attendees focused on their palms and slowly began to move them apart and back together to feel the ki sensation.