“Ilchi” is the name Ilchi Lee chose for himself nearly 30 years ago, following a life changing spiritual experience. “Il (一)” means “one” and “chi (指)” means “finger.” “Ilchi” refers to the index finger, indicating “pointing the Way.” “The Way,” referred to as the “Tao,” is considered the essence of Oneness, the natural order of existence. Embracing the Korean Taoist tradition, known as Sun Do, Ilchi Lee awakened to the universal principal that humanity is connected to the Cosmos, the Earth and all of creation.
Ilchi Lee realized that humans are essential agents of life with innate creative potential and that our choices have the power to create a world of peace and abundance. Since he realized Tao by recovering health and balance in his body, he believed others could do the same.
Ilchi Lee began teaching Sun Do exercises in a public park in South Korea. His first student was a man recovering from a stroke. Word spread of the effectiveness of his teaching and soon small groups of students formed.
The exercises he taught gradually evolved to include a wide variety of over 360 meditative and brain enhancement techniques, which he systematized into different programs and workshops, and organized into five steps. This system of mind-body-spirit training is now known as Brain Education. It integrates ancient, millennia old, Korean philosophy and Sundo culture with applied neuroscience to teach optimal brain utilization. Beyond exercises, Brain Education offers wisdom for healthy living and the successful development of children and aging of adults.