What is Reiki ?

Reiki is a Japanese term.
【霊】<Rei> means something mysterious, miraculous, and sacred.
【気】<ki> means the atmosphere or something unseen or the energy of the universe.
The Japanese words “霊気(Reiki)” can be defined as a miraculous and sacred energy of the universe which sustains all life. (Reiki is a name,used by Usui Sensei,for the cosmic energy. The word "REIKI" is a common noun in the Japanese language.) This comsmic energy is called with a variety of names by people in many a country from ancient times. It is called "Chi "in China , "Ki "in Japan , in India "Prana" in Hawaii "Mana " and etc. It is the essential energy for all beings to live healthy and happy lives.

What is Reiki Ryoho (Reiki healing art) ?

Reiki Rhoho is a Japanese hands-on healing art to improve the mind and body by channeling the inexhaustible and unlimited energy of the universe. Reiki Ryoho is easy to learn and very simple to use. Anyone can be initiated into Reiki Rhoho by means of a ritual called "Reiju" or "attunement " and become a Reiki practitioner to heal him/her and others.

Reiki Ryoho (Reiki healing art) and the founder.

Usui Mikao Sensei (1865-1926), the founder of Reiki Ryoho (healing art), attained spiritual enlightenment, and at the same time, a healing ability as a godsend was bestowed upon him in 1922 at the age of 57 while he was fasting and meditating on Mt, Kurama in Kyoto, the ancient capital city of Japan. Reiki healing art is to channel the energy of the universe and an inspired healing art of Usui Sensei, Not the outcome of his researches, or discovery, or re-discovery.

【In the Western countries,it's been incorrectly said that Reiki healing method or formula was rediscovered by Usui Sensei after researches in the Buddhist scriptures.】 Usui Sensei thought that this wonderful gift of healing ability should be shared with people, not keeping it to him and/or his family. Thus, he opened up “Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai” at Aoyama,Tokyo in 1922. 【In the West, Usui Sensei is said to be a Christian minister and president of Christian based Doshisha University in Kyoto. This is utterly distorted story. He was from beginning to end a lay Buddhist.】

Reiki has gone OVERSEAS.

Hayashi Chujiro (林 忠次郎) Sensei (1879-1940), a captain of the then Imperial Navy of Japan, was initiated into Shinpiden(Shihan or Teacher) in 1925 after having retired from the Navy, and opened his Reiki clinic in Tokyo. Mrs Hawayo Takata (1900-1980), a Japanese American born in Hawaii, was diagnosed with a serious gall bladder trouble. She made a trip to Japan and was treated with Reiki by Hayashi Sensei. She recovered completely in four months. And then she worked for Hayashi Sensei as a Reiki student for about one year before returning to Hawaii. Hayashi Sensei visited Mrs Takata in Hawaii in 1938 and initiated her into Shinpiden (Shihan or Teacher). Mrs Takata set up her Reiki clinic in Hawaii. In her later life, she made 22 Reiki Teachers (so-called Reiki Masters in the West) . Thanks to their devotion, Reiki Ryoho (Reiki hands-on healing art) has become widespread in the West.

Reiki has returned HOME.

In 1984 Reiki Ryoho came back to Japan, the birthplace of Reiki Ryoho. And now in Japan, many Western Reiki Ryoho modalities are being propagated and getting popular , while the traditional Reiki such as 【Usui Reiki Ryoho】 practiced in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai has successively been in existence.