Features Inspirational Advice on Giving for the Holiday Season from New York Times Bestselling Author Ilchi Lee

Dec 13, 2012, 06:00 ET from

SEDONA, Ariz., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To make the most of this season of giving, invites the public to watch an inspirational talk by meditation expert, Ilchi Lee, discussing the essence of a 'good' and giving person. Lee's advice on how to overcome selfish desires will be available on December 13th and 14th and is just one of many holistic videos on the website.


Many people experience holiday gift giving as a challenging task, some kind of chore that makes them resentful. Also, at this time of year gifts are given with the expectation of getting something in return. Even if all that is expected is an expression of gratitude from the recipient, the giving is designed to get what Daniel Goleman terms a "narcissistic hit." This type of giving isn't exactly motivated by altruism.

How can we learn to give gifts without strings attached when we are accustomed to feeling either a sense of duty, or we want gratitude from others in return? In this holiday message, Ilchi Lee illustrates how unconditional gift-giving starts with sharing a piece of yourself - your love or esteem for the other person. This is combined with being conscious of sharing with others to offset the desire for anything in return. This message will encourage many this holiday season, to take the focus off of themselves, to make it a real season of giving.

More on Ilchi Lee

Embracing the Korean Taoist tradition, known as Sun Do, Ilchi Lee awakened to the universal principle that humanity is connected to the Cosmos, the Earth, and all of creation.

Following his life changing experience on Moak Mountain, Lee felt a strong conviction to share what he had learned. He wanted to help people become physically healthier so they could make healthy choices, recognizing how many people making healthy choices would help improve society.

He began teaching for free in a park in Anyang, South Korea, first assisting a lone stroke patient, and then training large groups of people. In 1985, after five years of lessons in the park, he rented a space in Seoul that became the first Dahn Center.

More about houses LifeParticle TV and hosts a community of Energy Meditation Groups. The site provides enriching live broadcasting, spiritual lectures, free online yoga classes, simple guided meditations, mindful living tips, news, and updates.

This innovative site aims to share the power and possibilities of meditation and 'LifeParticles,' as conceptualized by visionary, Ilchi Lee, with the world. Focusing on various aspects of spirituality, is for beginners and experienced meditators alike.