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.
Ilchi Lee was interviewed on Mi-Seon Jang’s Women’s Salon, a radio program on New York’s AM Radio Korea, August 13, 2007, discussing for 40 minutes (double the planned time) in an entertaining way the topics of Jangsaeng (Longevity) Walking and Brain Education.
Ilchi Lee shared with the local Korean and Korean-American communities news concerning the great success of the recent Third International Brain HSP Olympiad (in Ellenville, NY), the official registration of the Korea Institute of Brain Science as a Brain Education NGO in consultative status with the United Nations, and his recent in-depth conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Ki-moon Ban.
Ilchi Lee explained the core principles of Jangsaeng Walking and Brain Education, which are health-and-youth-enhancing practices and ways for anyone to easily activate the brain and for free. Having thoroughly read several of his books, Mi-seon Jang, the show’s host, expressed a keen interest in Brain Education and Jangsaeng Walking.
After the broadcast, inquiries regarding the purchase of Geuleuma, nal Sallyeora (Walking to Save My Life) poured into Korean bookstores in New York City. In Korea, sales of the book have reached the million-copy mark. In the United States, November is the release month for a completely new version of this book in English with the working title of Walk Your Way to Wellness: Jangsaeng Walking for Lifelong Vitality.
On July 28, 2007, Ilchi Lee and the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met privately in New York City for two hours to get to know each other and discuss the major issues today facing the world and the United Nations, and what solutions can be considered.
Among the global priorities explored where the changing Earth’s environment and its consequences for nations and people, prevention of terrorism and war, and the short-term and long-term alleviation of starvation and poverty.
Ilchi Lee shared his views, among them the principles, methods and benefits of Brain Education, applicable for training people of every country and culture to empower their brains to the extent that they are more receptive to attitudes and behavior compatible with improved health, family life, education, business and management, and world peace.
Ban Ki-moon, from the Republic of Korea, is the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. He brings to this post 37 years of service in government and on the global stage. When elected Secretary-General, he was his country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. He had been posted in New Delhi, Washington, DC, and Vienna, and had served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the President, Chief National Security Advisor to the President, Deputy Minister for Policy Planning, and Director-General of American Affairs. Throughout this service, his vision was a peaceful Korean peninsula playing an expanding role for peace and prosperity in the region and the wider world. His longstanding ties with the United Nations go back to 1975, when he worked for the Foreign Ministry’s United Nations Division.