Ding Le Mei
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THE SCIENCE OF MENTALPHYSICS, a series of breathing techniques, affirmations and meditations from ancient Tibet, was developed into a powerful system for enlightenment by Ding Le Mei. Almost 225,000 students worldwide enrolled in his teachings. Few completed the rigorous training through the advanced courses, but tens of thousands were uplifted and enriched from PRACTICING the life-enhancing techniques.
Born Edwin John Dingle in England in 1881, he had an early interest in the Orient, especially Tibet. A journalist during the Boxer Rebellion, he documented his view of the revolution in his first book China's Revolution, 1911-1912. Dingle then became editor of the highly influential Straits Times in Shanghai, where he lived from 1899 until his retirement in 1921 when he settled in northern California. His first wife, Dr. Lilian Grandin, a Methodist medical missionary, died of typhus in China's Yunnan Province in 1924.
A Fellow of the British Royal Geographical Society of London, he mapped China in an expedition for Sun Yat-Sen, the Father of Modern China, in 1910-1911, creating the first accurate maps of China.
At the end of this long and perilous journey detailed in his book Across China on Foot, he embarked on a pilgrimage to Tibet spurred on by the directive "They are waiting for you" from his teacher, the Sage of Singapore. In his quest for spiritual knowledge Ding Le Mei became one of the first Westerners to enter Tibet and study in a Tibetan monastery, where he was recognized and greeted by the Head Master with the words, "Welcome home, my son" and then given special advanced training. His experiences at the monastery are chronicled in his book My Life in Tibet.
On November 7, 1927 while on a trip to New York Ding Le Mei gave his first lecture about his experiences in Tibet. A group of seven people came requesting lessons from him. After some months in New York, he moved to Los Angeles where he bought a large teaching center. Spiritual seekers, including many Hollywood celebrities, flocked to his SCIENCE OF MENTALPHYSICS classes.
He was friends with Yogananda, founder of the Self-Realization Fellowship, Ernest Holmes, founder of Religious Science and Hamid Bey, founder of the Coptic Fellowship (Mystic Christianity).
The sequence of Tibetan breathing exercises, affirmations and meditations he taught brings rapid spiritual development and consciousness expansion when practiced correctly. It is impossible to learn these breaths by reading alone, as they must be EXPERIENCED. It takes time for changes within the consciousness and the physical cells to be integrated into the Body, Mind and Spirit. Ding Le Mei always admonished spiritual seekers to 'go and find out' by practicing the teachings.
Reverends Charla & Michael Shamhart are Ordained Preceptors and Reverends in The SCIENCE OF MENTALPHYSICS. Rev. Charla has been a student of THE SCIENCE OF MENTALPHYSICS since 1968 and Rev. Michael since 1975. Rev. Charla Shamhart offers The Breath of Life Trainings based on the work of Ding Le Mei, as his teachings, THE SCIENCE OF MENTALPHYSICS, are no longer offered at The Institute of Mentalphysics, now known as Joshua Tree Retreat Center.
Rev. Charla is in the process of recording a new CD collection to assist students in their practice at home. A DVD is also in the works to allow students to fine tune their spiritual practice. Her goal is to travel and teach Breath of Life Training seminars and intensives in the near future.
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