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Tibet Today

Today is July 6. This is a very important day for Tibetans, and many Buddhists around the world, as it is His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and temporal leader’s birthday. He turns 65.

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The Deeper Meaning of the Word Reiki

One literal translation of Reiki is spiritual energy or universal energy. We suggest that Reiki may have another meaning - one that does not stem from a literal translation but rather from one’s direct experience.

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Connecting with Animals through Reiki

Channeling the force of Reiki means connecting to the universe in the most fundamental of ways. It reminds me that we are all energetic in nature, and in this way all connected. Perhaps this is why Reiki deepens humankind’s relationship to animals. It is this connection which so fascinates me in my animal Reiki practice.

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What is Reiki?

An attempt to define the many understandings of the system of Reiki

To us Reiki, the energy, is `spiritual’ energy or `sacred’ energy or we believe Japanese Reiki Master Inamoto Hyakuten called it something like `big’ energy to help explain to us its literal translation. This is it – THE energy.

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A Potted History of Reiki

Hardly a day goes past without someone contacting us with the words, ‘I’m so confused - what are all these sorts of Reiki?’

Viewpoints about the system of Reiki and its past are numerous. On our new website we have many pieces about the history of Reiki and its teachers as well as modern teachers and their teachings. But let’s look at a potted version of what has happened to the system since its beginnings in the early 1900s.

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Tomita’s 1933 Reiki Book

Kaiji Tomita was a student of Mikao Usui. He wrote a book called, Reiki To Jinjutsu – Tomita Ryû Teate Ryôhô (Reiki and Humanitarian Work - Tomita Ryu Hands Healing) in 1933. The book was re-published in 1999 with the help of Toshitaka Mochizuki.

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Where is Reiki Taking Us?

The wonderful world of Reiki is changing minute by minute. Tick, tick, tick.

I find that with each new day I am presented with more insights into the history of Reiki. I occasionally ask myself, ‘What is the use of that?’. But when Reiki is your way of life it can make a difference. New ideas and challenges can help you retain your integrity and humility as a teacher.

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Am I Channelling Positive Energy with Reiki?

When a Reiki practitioner works with energy it is sometimes called channelling the energy. The reason why we channel energy is to support the movement of that which is stagnant in order to live life in its natural flow.

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