How my recent shugendo training has informed my understanding of the system of Reiki. As some of you might know I recently went to Japan to train with a Japanese Shingon priest, Takeda Hakusai Ajari, who was once a Tendai monk as a disciple of the great Sakai Dai Ajari, learning about Shinto, Shugendo, Tendai and Shingon. This training has brought me different insights into the system of Reiki and Mikao Usui.
As some of you know I just spent a week in Japan deepening my own personal spiritual practice with a Japanese Shingon priest, Takeda Hakusai Ajari, who was once a Tendai monk as a disciple of the great Sakai Dai Ajari, learning about Shinto, Shugendo, Tendai and Shingon.
The traditional Japanese system of Reiki uses several symbols and mantras in its teachings and ongoing practices. These symbols and mantras are tools that help you deepen your understanding of and directly experience your true nature.
Journey in Search of the Way is the autobiography of Satomi Myodo (1896-1978) who trained as a miko (shamaness), studied Shinto and finally practiced Zen. She talks about her spiritual experiences, struggles and insights in a very candid and honest way.
Within Okuden level II you will study something that many know as the “distance healing” symbol. This is a modern, rather than Japanese, interpretation of a practise which we shall call HSZSN. But how was HSZSN used in Mikao Usui’s time, and where did this symbol come from?
In recent years many practitioners of spiritual practices, including the system of Reiki, can be found discussing Oneness. But does this talk really express Oneness or has it gradually become a simplified concept; a new fad?
Let’s take a closer look at traditional understandings of Oneness and how this relates to modern interpretations.
Frans Stiene discusses with Jiryo Sensei his experiences with traditional Japanese ways and relates them to the system of Reiki.
You may at some point have heard a story that related spirit guides with the system of Reiki.
Many indigenous cultures have worked with spirit guides, not necessarily using this exact terminology. A spirit guide is the spiritual energy of a being that does not have a physical form.
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