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YEHA Brain Art Camp

YEHA Brain Art Camp? I realize that the title of this post uses a lot of terms that only a person with some experience at a Dahn Yoga Center would understand, so let me break it down for everyone else.

YEHA stands for Young Earth Human Alliance. Earth Human is a term coined by Dahn Yoga founder Ilchi Lee that identifies the earth as the common bond among the many different people living on it. Making people conscious of that common bond and its significance is one way Ilchi Lee hopes to make the earth more peaceful. The Young Earth Human Alliance is a group of young adults (roughly 18-40 years of age, but that range is loose) who are experiencing this consciousness for themselves and sharing it with others.

Brain Art, another term coined by Ilchi Lee (this one fairly recently), reminds us that our brains have vast creative potential—more than most of us usually use. It is unlimited in fact. With our brains we can create art of all kinds, the most important of which is the art of our lives. Our own lives are our greatest masterpieces. So “brain art” also reminds us of the mastership we can have over our own lives. This mastership comes from the minute by minute choices we make every day. These choices can be random, or they can all point to a vision in our mind’s eye that we would like to paint of our future.

So the YEHA Brain Art Camp is a four-day extravaganza at which many YEHA members gather and train their body and mind with Dahn Yoga and DahnMuDo exercises so that they can experience their own power and creative potential. They hold a vision of themselves, their lives, and the earth, and grow the confidence to build it into reality.

The YEHA Brain Art Camp is the latest incarnation of the YEHA Awakening Camp and the YEHA DahnMuDo Camp (and several incarnations before that). It keeps getting better and better.The video of the one that took place this past April just came out, so I thought I would share it with you. You can feel the fun and excitement, and see the DahnMuDo exercises they did. I hope you catch a little bit of their fun!

Ilchi Lee’s New Movement for the Earth

Because of their concern about health and peace on the earth, Ilchi Lee and the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) have begun a new movement called the Earth Citizen Movement. Their first project is the “One Dollar Project to Save the Earth.” It invites everyone to donate $1 a month, or just $12 a year to a fund that will be given to the United Nations.

$1 EnlightenmentThe first United Nations cause, based on its New Millenium Development Goals, is UNICEF’s “Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission” (PMTCT). Along with treatment of HIV, PMTCT’s education and empowerment program can virtually prevent HIV transmission, especially from mother to child. It provides educational support for vocation and mental health, generating hope and motivation for a way of living that can change our future (http://www.unicef.org/aids/index_preventionyoung.html).

If everybody who feels responsible for improving the Earth and humanity participates, projects that benefit health, education, livelihoods, and the environment could have a huge impact on billions of people and our planet’s ability to support them. Each dollar donated indicates a person’s willingness to take responsibility for the Earth. Besides the single dollars making a difference, it is the intention, sense of ownership, and spirit of peace that go with it that are truly significant.

The Earth is the common foundation for our life, and all human beings depend on each other for the continuity of their life. Although this may seem obvious, conflict, cruelty, struggle, poverty and violence persist. Currently, even the Earth’s ability to support life, especially the human species, is severely threatened.

No one on the Earth is a stranger to these pressing problems. The problems linger and worsen, not because of too little information about them, but the lack of a sense of ownership. National democracies developed because of the maturing of a sense of citizenship. Now resolving global issues and realizing a peaceful human community require the emergence of Earth Citizens.

Earth Citizens are people who have a mature sense of guardianship over our precious planet. By realizing that the Earth is the core of their true identity, they are willing to take on unlimited responsibility for a healthy Earth community. This philosophy is the essence of the Earth Citizen Movement.