HONG KONG, 17 July 2017 – A new beginning rise in Spiritual Science, IPEC Bureau together with the International Divine Masters Association (IDMA) officially launched the Divine Mastership Certification Scheme today at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. The press conference was led by IDMA President – Mr Chan Kei Tin, IDMA Executive Supervisor – Prof. Dr. Brandon Chan, IPEC Bureau’s Chief Executive Officer – Dr Juliana Lim, and World Divine Ambassador – Grandmaster Ma Lai Wah.
The Divine Mastership Certification Scheme is designed to recognise divine master profession through examining and reviewing their overall social background, specifically in areas such as years of experience in practise and operating healing centres, and recommendations from relevant bodies.
“The certification scheme provide an assurance of safety to the community, by endorsing industry best practices and quality treatments adopted by credible and capable divine masters. The certification scheme undertakes a globally accepted process of assessment, responsible oversight and periodic re-assessments of the competence of certified persons accordance to ISO/IEC 17024 Certification of Persons” said Dr Juliana Lim.
Divine Masters now be guided by a code of professional ethics which is aimed at elevating the level of professionalism, skills and knowledge, towards achieving globally recognised standards, while community will gain a sense of assurance through community protection and quality control. “There are those who claim to have these expertise only for the community to find out the hard way that their practises and methods were questionable. We tend to come across unpleasant stories of visits to Divine Masters going wrong and in some cases, terribly misleading. In extreme cases, there were reports that some committed sexual harassment and scams.” said Prof. Dr. GM Brandon Chan.
Grandmaster Ma Lai Wah among the first batch of Divine Master certified since April 2017. “Nowadays divine modalities, some masters proclaim as the real master for the sake of profit. I am glad that with IPEC Divine Mastership Certification, this will rule out unqualified people who may endanger or mislead public due to lack of regulation” said Grandmaster Ma Lai Wah.
The community–driven Divine Masters have raised their voices for some means of curbing these problems. While there may not be an absolutely foolproof way of doing so, essential steps are being taken to address social issues. The scheme will help give proper recognition to genuine Divine Masters and an identification benchmark for the communities in Hong Kong and China to choose the appropriately certified option. With interest in Spiritual Science increasingly growing, the move to reposition the social role of Divine Masters in modern society is a timely one.
Divine Mastership Certification Scheme Levelling
LEVEL 5 Certified Elite Divine Grandmaster (highest level)
LEVEL 4 Certified Advance Divine Master
LEVEL 3 Certified Professional Divine Master