Sedona Mago Retreat is a place for spiritual awakening and holistic healing, operated by Tao Fellowship, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is “Love Humanity, Love the Earth.”
Tao Fellowship was established in 1998 to promote the spirit of Tao as universal principles of harmonious living and a peaceful world. The tradition of Taoism that Tao Fellowship represents is Sun Tao (仙道), the Korean Taoist tradition with 10,000-year history. Sun (仙) is the combination of human (人) and mountain (山), meaning a human being living in harmony with nature. Sedona Mago Retreat is its primary means of educating the public about the principles and practices of Sun Tao.
As a spiritual organization seeking interfaith friendship, we believe that peace and harmony can be realized through our connection with Earth; without which, humanity cannot survive. Our common goal is sustainability of earth and all of its inhabitants, now and for future generations.
President Steve Kim
Steve Kim, is the president of Tao Fellowship and Executive Director of Earth Citizens Organization (ECO).
When asked why the organization is named the Earth Citizens Organization, Steve responds that everyone on the planet naturally identifies themselves as an Earth Citizen. By doing so, each person accepts the whole planet as his or her personal concern. The Earth Citizen Leadership program was established to help people practice mindful living. When people awaken to individual and mindful choices that are good for one another and our beautiful planet, Steve explains that it will eventually lead to improved sustainability on a global scale.
Founder Ilchi Lee
Ilchi Lee initiated the spiritual movement of enlightenment that eventually contributed to the formation of Tao Fellowship. Since its establishment, Ilchi Lee also helped the organization as a member of its board of directors. Currently he doesn’t have any position or title in the organization. However, he still loves to meet members of Tao Fellowship and gives lectures occasionally. This is part of his life-long endeavor to encourage world peace by helping people develop the positive potentials of their brains.
For years, Ilchi Lee has strived to help thousands of people worldwide enhance their physical, mental, and spiritual capacity by honoring and harnessing the energy of their brains. His efforts started in the early 1980’s, with the creation of the first Dahn Yoga studio in Seoul. Since then, he has formed several non-profit and for-profit organizations, authored over 30 books, including New York Times Bestseller “The Call of Sedona,” and organized numerous events to help bring that vision to fruition.
Born in Korea in 1950, Ilchi Lee struggled through school until he started asking the questions that most mattered to him: who am I, and what is my purpose here?
His inquiry led him down a path of study that included spiritual practices of Tao, clinical pathology, physical education, and oriental medicine. Ilchi Lee was fascinated with the interaction between the human body and the psyche, and focused his attention on both Western and Eastern medicinal wisdom. Through intense personal training and hours of study, he started to see a glimmer of the philosophy that would later form the basis of the Tao Fellowship, among his other endeavors.
For Ilchi Lee, the true potential of humanity is intimately linked to the potential of the human brain. Tao Fellowship seeks to help develop and amplify the spiritual and peaceful nature of the human brain.