Reiki Articles, Podcasts, Videos and Photos

Reiju Group Photo

This group photo has been floating around for a while now. Some people say that this is a photo of all Mikao Usui’s Shinpiden students, but the kanji below it states something very different. Let’s take a closer look:

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True Self

In Hiroshi Doi’s book Iyashi no Gendai Reiki Ho we find a statement about Mikao Usui’s teachings. Below we find the Japanese text from Doi-san’s book, which he took from a “Leaflet of Reiki Ryoho—Members Only” 会員のみに配布する霊気療法のしおり This leaflet was issued by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai when Wanami sensei was the 5th president.

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Reiki and Kaji

Kaji is a practice within Japanese esoteric traditions which is about enlightenment, healing, initiation, blessing, empowerment, and often is performed for a person who is not physically present.
Within the system of Reiki we see the same elements: enlightenment, healing, initiation, blessing, empowerment, and something which is called in the modern system of Reiki “distance” healing and is performed for a person who is not physically present.

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Teaching Reiki at the Convent

When I met Sr. Dee at Yoga in January 2016, I never thought that I would be teaching my first Reiki class to a group of retired Ursuline nuns.

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Get a Reiki Play Day for Free

EXTENDED TO THE 30TH OCTOBER! Book in to any upcoming Shinpiden Reiki III in the USA and we’ll give you the one-day Reiki Play Day for FREE.

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Mikao Usui - A Buddhist?!

As was common in his time, Mikao Usui had different names - to learn more, see the blog link below this article - and one of them is his 戒名 kaimyo name. Kaimyo is a posthumous name or an ordination name which a person gets when he receives the Buddhist precepts.

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Reiki Insights

Read what people have to say about Frans Stiene’s new book Reiki Insights, due out later this year:
In this wonderful book, Frans Stiene addresses ancient wisdom and meditation tradition in a very practical way to bring it to the modern world. It conveys a beneficial, heartwarming, and transformative experience, and will create happiness and joy for those who read it. - Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche, author of Our Pristine Mind

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Chanting for Life

Imagine there was a way to calm your mind, express your true self and celebrate the gift of life with others, all at the same time. If you are a Reiki practitioner you may recognize this as one way to describe founder Mikao Usui’s ideal of “being Reiki”. This is also a way to describe the benefits of chanting. There is a reason for this parallel.

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