Eliza Mada Dalian was born in Armenia on March 18, 1952. At the age of twenty-four she immigrated to North America, arriving in Canada in 1976, where she came across the teachings of the twentieth-century mystics Georges Gurdjieff and Osho. In spite of her training in education and architecture, she began to devote herself to the search for truth and spiritual enlightenment.

After years of meditation, she had some profound experiences that led to a powerful awakening at the age of thirty-three. She claims she experienced "the truth that all the masters point to: we are not our body, mind, pain, and suffering but rather a manifestation of Love, Consciousness, and Cosmic Joy."

Dalian has lived in Vancouver British Columbia since 1996, where she developed her healing method - DHM (Dalian Healing Method) - to help people "quickly and effortlessly transform their psychological and physical pain and suffering into health and consciousness." Her book, In Search of the Miraculous: Healing into Consciousness (Expanding Universe Publishing, 2008) received various awards in 2009

[BCBW 2009] "Advice"