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And from the Darkness Comes the Light

And from the darkness comes the Light
Into eternity my spirit collides
with past, present, and future
for there is no distinction for the enlightened.

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Sundar Pondering

Shinpiden Reiki Level III graduate of the International House of Reiki, Sundar Kadayam, continues his pondering of the system of Reiki and its elements. Do you have any ponderings to add?

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Hands on Healing

hands on healingToday’s article focuses on a single question: What is hands on healing, as practiced within the traditional Japanese system of Reiki? Throughout the article, we will be quoting Yanagi Sōetsu (1889 - 1961), a Japanese philosopher who, in the late 1920s, founded the folk craft movement (Jp. Mingei) in Japan. We believe that he cogently expresses a philosophy that underlies many traditional Japanese practices — such as tea ceremony, flower arranging , martial arts, and meditation — and is deeply embedded in everyday Japanese life.

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Was Usui Mikao practicing Pure Land or Tendai?

Some people say that Usui Mikao, the founder of the system of Reiki was a Tendai lay monk while others say that he was practicing Pure Land, as he is buried in a Pure Land Temple in Tokyo.
Let’s take a closer look at this and see what we can find.

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Mind, Speech and Body and the System of Reiki

Shingon Buddhist and Mikkyo practices teach that the ancient wisdom of the Mind, Speech and Body (also known as The Three Secrets) are present everywhere and in all things. It is said that these secrets allow us to uncover our true nature—one that exists both within ourselves and the entire universe.  Practitioners use mudras, mantras and visualizations to purify and harmonize The Three Secrets.

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