Many ancient Asian meditation practices have come to the west since the early 60’s. But are they of benefit in this modern day and age? We could say that any kind of meditation practice is of benefit, especially in turbulent times like the ones we are living in now!
In 2017 take part in 12 one-hour LIVE Reiki practice evenings with Frans Stiene, that is one a month!
There are 50 places ONLY available in each of the 4 Virtual Practice Sessions.
Bookings will be taken on a first in, first served basis!
I am a student of the International House of Reiki and first started practicing the system of Reiki when Bella (Bronwyn and Frans’s daughter) was four. I am also a maker. Making is one way I contemplate and/or understand. I make paintings, fabric, and lights and thing from found objects. Making is also a meditation.
What is the outcome of practicing the system of Reiki?
Is it knowing how to place the hands in the correct spot?
Is it knowing how to chant the mantras correctly?
Is it sitting in seiza for a long time?
Within Mikao Usui’s teachings we find a meditation technique called jōshin kokyū hō. Jōshin kokyū hō is an essential meditation practice which is practised throughout all levels of the system of Reiki, and therefore can be practised for the rest of our lives.
But what is jōshin kokyū hō all about?
I always say, “I can not give you tea if I do not have tea.” I can not be kind to others if I am not kind to myself; both have to go hand in hand.
The real outcome of following a spiritual practice is embodying it in all you do.
This embodiment is about inner happiness and joy. The more we are feeling this inner happiness and joy within ourselves, the more it starts to overflow into all we do, into our daily life. This is the real essence of a spiritual practice.
Within the system of Reiki, the first precept says this: Do not anger.
However, it is said that Mikao Usui also was teaching a more elaborate precept about anger to some of his Buddhist students. That precept goes like this: Do not bear anger for anger is an illusion.