3/12/2012 8:05:00 AM Ilchi Lee's 'Call of Sedona' becomes national bestseller
"The Call of Sedona: Journey of the Heart" by meditation teacher, Ilchi Lee has become a New York Times Best Seller. It was number two in the Paperback, Advice & Misc. list this week, climbing from a number 13 ranking the previous week. Recently, the book also ranked on The Washington Post, Indie, LA Times and USA Today Best-Selling Books lists. The result makes Lee the first Korean author to rank on five important bestselling lists in the United States.
In the past two months, crowds of several hundred readers and fans gathered to watch Lee lecture at book signings at major Barnes & Noble locations throughout the United States and popular independent bookstores in and around New York City and Washington, D.C., including stores like Books-A-Million, Book Revue, and One More Page. In addition to the crowds at the book signings, The Call of Sedona has inspired the formation of over 300 meditation circles around the country that use the book as a guide.
Millions of people visit Sedona, Arizona each year, drawn to the majestic red rock landscape.
"Most people visit Sedona and go home after enjoying only its beautiful scenery," says Lee. "Sedona has much more to offer than its incredible beauty," he contends. It has a unique power to open people's eyes to the magnificence of the Earth and their own spirit, and to uplift their consciousness.
In "The Call of Sedona," Ilchi Lee shares his personal memoirs and the inspirations he received in Sedona. The book also provides a range of advice on meditation and spirituality that will benefit anyone, anywhere.
Even though the book is set in Sedona, Arizona, its audience is not limited to those who are interested in Sedona. Especially by demonstrating what happens when you connect with nature, this book speaks to individuals seeking greater fulfillment and deeper meaning in their lives. Lee describes how anyone can empower the self by experiencing the true spirit of Sedona-even without stepping onto Sedona's soil.
Lee believes that his experiences in Sedona have informed his actions and helped him develop ways to reach more people around the world. He not only feels a strong connection to Sedona, but also a deep sense of gratitude. In this spirit of gratitude, Lee is donating 30 percent of his royalties from the sale of his book to three Sedona area charities: Camp Soaring Eagle, Yavapai Big Brother Big Sisters and the Sedona Community Center.
Ilchi Lee is an educator, mentor and trailblazer devoted to developing the awakened brain and teaching energy principles. He began teaching meditation and breathing exercises in 1980 in a park in his native South Korea. With the dream of helping people seeking fulfillment, Lee developed the mind-body-spirit methods of Dahn Yoga and Brain Education based on his unique experiences in meditation. Since he first visited Sedona 16 years ago, Lee has dedicated himself to sharing the message and spirit he has received from Sedona.
For more information, please visit www.callofsedona.com.