Sedona Mago's History

What is Mago?

In Korean, the word Mago means the unconditional love and spirit of Mother Earth. It is with that sentiment that Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat was established. Our mission is to help usher in a world where people have awakened to the unconditional love that is their divinity and, therefore, recognize that same divinity in other human beings, animals, and the planet we all share.

Our mission is to love humanity and love the Earth, transcending all divisions that set us apart. It embraces the idea of one planet and one humanity, united in her eyes. This awareness guides us to treat each other with empathy and respect, forging a path to harmonious coexistence. Our commitment to coexistence is the foundation for our continued inhabitation of this planet, ensuring a sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.

"Sedona always told me to dream dreams that seemed impossible."

- Ilchi Lee

Our History

Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat was founded by Ilchi Lee, renowned meditation expert, founder of Brain Education, and author of Bestselling The Call of Sedona: Journey Of the Heart, in 1997.

Ilchi Lee, who came to Sedona after teaching mind mastery for 15 years in South Korea, discovered the then dilapidated 173-acre property, after its owner Lester Levenson, founder of the Sedona Method of meditation, passed away. Ilchi Lee convinced Tao Fellowship, his non-profit organization whose mission is to love the Earth and humanity, to purchase the land.

Prompted by visions of Lester, Ilchi revived the property to continue serving as a destination for helping people evolve spiritually and develop personally. He added the Korean word Mago to the name to incorporate its meaning of loving humanity and the Earth into the land’s vision and mission.

It took several years, donations from former Tao Fellowship students, steadfast belief, and lots of hard work to transform and restore Sedona Mago Center for Well-being and Retreat to what is now affectionately nicknamed Sedona Mago.