Jikiden Reiki Association

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  Jikiden Reiki Training Seminars: Shoden Okuden Shihan Kaku Shihan Jikiden Reiki Shoden the first level of Jikiden Reiki Jikiden Reiki Okuden the second level of Jikiden Reiki Jikiden Reiki teaching going beyond the Jikiden pracitioner levels Jikide Reiki seminars with Amit Singh Shihan Email the Jikiden Reiki Association Jikiden Reiki Association home page
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Gigi Benanti Shihan Kaku
Jikiden Reiki World Congress Barcelona Spain August 15 - 17, 2014
Jikiden Reiki Association Links
Jikiden Reiki Seminars with Amanda Jayne at Learn Jikiden Reiki
Jikide Reiki seminars with Amit Singh Shihan
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Carole Dawson Shihan
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Claire O'Shea at Emerald City Reiki Center
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Cindy Myers at A Center for Wellness and Light
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Frank Arjava Petter at Reiki Dharma
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Francine Mineault Shihan
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Frank Arjava Petter at Reiki Dharma
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Gabrielle Gietzen at the Healing Space
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Gigi Benanti Shihan Kaku
Jikiden Reiki Seminars with Gisela Stewart at Jikiden Reiki for Natural Healing
Jikide Reiki seminars with Linda Watermeyer Shihan
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Lorraine George at Reiki for Wellness
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Melanie Sarginson at Reiki Bahrain
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Nabila G. Welk
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Gigi Benanti Shihan Kaku
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Rika Tanaka at Jikiden Reiki Life
Jikiden Reiki seminars withSharon Richlark Shihan
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Starr Beauvais
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Tammy Harrison Shihankaku
Jikiden Reiki seminars with Tadao Yamaguchi
Welcome to the Jikiden Reiki Association! The Jikiden Reiki Association is an international community of Jikiden Reiki practitioners and teachers supporting each other in their practice and teaching of this form of Usui Reiki. The Jikiden Reiki Association is dedicated to promoting communication among Jikiden pracitioners and Jikiden teachers and to providing information about the teaching and traditional practice of this simple, effective and original form of Usui Reiki  taught by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi to Wasaburo Sugano and his extended family in Ishikawa, Japan in the 1930s. Dr. Hayashi learned Reiki and the Reiki Gokai or precepts directly from Mikao Usui the founder of Reiki and was one of his 22 Reiki teachers or shihans. Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi, the cofounder of Jikiden Reiki took her first Shoden Reiki seminar from Chujiro Hayashi in Ishikawa, Japan, in 1938 at the age of 17 and she practiced and taught Reiki in Japan until she died in 2003.

The Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai was cofounded by Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi. Mr. Yamaguchi and Jikiden Reiki teachers or shihans taught by the Yamaguchis and Frank Arjava Petter are currently teaching Jikiden Reiki seminars worldwide. Tadao Yamaguchi's highly recommended book Light on the Origins of Reiki: A Handbook for Practicing the Original Reiki of Usui and Hayashi gives a Japanese spiritual, historical and cultural context to the practice and origins of Reiki in Japan and in the world today.

The word "Jikiden" means "directly handed down" in Japanese. Jikiden Reiki is closely aligned with the Reiki Gokai (Precepts) for Health and Happiness authored by Mikao Usui and its center is the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai or Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan. The Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai is the center for the teaching and practice of Jikiden Reiki.

What is Jikiden Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. This energy is the natural, vital healing force found in all life. Jikiden Reiki stands for Usui Reiki teachings from an original authentic Japanese lineage. This lineage goes from Makao Usui sensei to Dr. Chujiro Hayashi to Wasaburo Sugano and Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi to her son TadaoYamaguchi. Jikiden Reiki allows you to experience a Japanese form of Usui Reiki in its original beauty and simplicity. All seminars follow exactly the same format so that Jikiden Reiki is always passed on without alteration. Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden seminars give you all you need to know in order to treat yourself and others with Jikiden Reiki. Universal life energy is a only a very minimal description of Reiki's extraordinary benefit and effectiveness. Jikiden Reiki is a hands on and distant healing art and practice that attune and develop natural latent human healing energy and balances body, mind, heart and spirit in a structured way through light, gentle, non-intrusive touch and compassionate intention and regard. "Reiki is compassion in action." Chiyoko Yamaguchi

What does Reiki do?

Reiki can be a used as a personal tool for healing and growth, as a way to give supportive energy (to bless) family and friends, and as a complementary therapy to holistic, naturopathic, alternative and conventional medicines among an almost unlimited number of beneficial purposes. A Reiki treatment simply supports the whole person physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually while drilling down on specific issues. Reiki is easy to learn and can be used in a home or clinical setting to enhance the health and emotional wellness of both self and others.

When a Reiki practitioner places hands on an area of their own or a client's clothed body, Reiki flows from the practitioner to the client and then back to the practitioner in a circle of compassionate energy that starts when the treatment begins and ends when the treatment stops usually an hour to an hour and a half to two hours later.  Although the experience of reiki treatment is completely individual -- experienced by both the client and the practitioner as a variety of sensations, including, heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness or lightness, or no sensation at all -- it is often reported as accompanied by a deep feeling of warmth, well-being, comfort, deep relaxation, and revitalization. Reiki relaxes muscles, stills the mind, and eases pain. Reiki treatment has been scientifically shown to accelerate healing. Many health professionals are effectively incorporating the use of Reiki into their individual practice. Those who learn Reiki find that it can be successfully administered very simply in all kinds of settings: home, clinic, hospital, or any place where people experience stressed muscles, accidents, exhaustion, or personal trauma. Many Reiki projects have been created for AIDS patients, victims of war, and hospice care settings, to name only a few. On the physical level, Reiki can bring relaxation to stressed muscles, decrease pain, accelerate the healing time of bones and wounds, diminish the tissue involvement of burns and bruises, and much more. On a mental and emotional level, anxiety is reduced, a sense of well-being is increased and another level of relaxation can be felt. Bad habits can be worked on. At this degree of deep relaxation, a rebalancing of energies can occur and the natural healing ability of the body is stimulated  enhanced.

Where does the Usui System of Reiki Healing come from?

The Usui System of Reiki is named after its founder, Mikao Usui. Usui developed Reiki in the 1920's in Japan and spent the rest of his life applying and teaching this healing method. Usui died in 1926, but Usui's work continued in a pre World War II, Tokyo at a clinic run by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, a retired Japanese naval doctor. A patient, Mrs. Hawayo Takata a woman of Japanese descent from  Hawaii, recovered from a serious life-threatening ailment at Hayashi's Reiki clinic, and became his first known western student. She practiced and taught throughout the US, Canada and Puerto Rico from 1937 to her death in 1980. .

Starting from Japan and now also spreading worldwide, is Jikiden Reiki a different form of Usui Reiki, which means "Directly Handed Down" and passes on without alteration the origina Reiki methods developed by Mikao Usui and passed onto Dr. Chujiro Hayashi and as taught to Chiyoko Yamaguchi by Dr. Hayashi and her uncle Wasaburo Sugano. Mr. Sugano brought Dr. Hayashi to Ishikawa, Japan to teach his entire extended family including Chiyoko Yamaguchi who practiced and taught Reiki in Japan until her death in 2003.

How Can I Learn More?

Jikiden Reiki Treatments

Jikiden Reiki treatments last anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes to 2 hours and are generally concentrated on the head, upper back, soles of the feet, kidneys and areas that are of particular concern to the patient. After a short consultation the client lies fully clothed on a comfortable treatment table in a treatment room with soft lighting and relaxing music playing if the client prefers it. Treatment usually usually starts with gentle touch to the head, feet, or abdomen. Practitioners use the concept of Byosen, following the sensations in their hands that tell them which areas of the body need reiki most.  For some people 1- 3 treatments are enough to help them recover from a problem and for others a longer course of treatments is necessary. While definite benefit can be gained from a single treatment, to get the best results from Reiki, regular sessions are important. Your body uses the extra energy to help repair its self quicker than it could otherwise.

Jikiden Reiki Seminars

Jikiden Reiki stands for Reiki teachings from an original authentic Japanese lineage. TJikiden Reiki allows you to experience a Japanese form of Reiki in its original beauty, effectiveness and simplicity. All seminars follow exactly the same format so that Jikiden Reiki is always passed on in its original, simple form. Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden seminars give you all you need to know in order to treat yourself and others with Jikiden Reiki.

Jikiden Reiki first level Shoden

In Jikiden Reiki Shoden you receive 3 Reiju (attunements)and learn about:
The history of Reiki - Usui Sensei's life
The history of Jikiden Reiki - the Yamaguchi family
The objectives of Jikiden Reiki
Gokai - the five Reiki Principles in Japanese
Reiki Mawashi
The concept of Byosen
The first Shirushi (symbol)
Learn and practice Ketsueki Kokan (blood circulation technique)
Reiki Okuri (a method used to feel the Reiki energy flowing)
Hatsurei-Ho (a method used to practice Reiki at home)
Reiki practice/exchange

Jikiden Reiki 2nd Level Okuden

Jikiden Reiki second level Okuden "Direct Transmission of Esoteric Wisdom"
In Jikiden Reiki Okuden, receive 2 reiju (attunements and you will learn about:
Reviewing contents of Shoden level
The second Shirushi (symbol)
A treatment used to help psychological and emotional issues
The Jumon for distant healing and practice  using it in class
Look at Kokai Denju (the notes Usui Sensei left)
Reiki practice/exchange
Reiki Kokan, a candle ceremony introduced by Hayashi sensei in Ishikawa, Japan

Reiju Kai  and Reiki Exchange in Jikiden Reiki

Chiyoko Yamaguchi's first Reiki seminar included Reiju (commonly known as Reiju (attunements)) from Dr Hayashi and others that had achieved the Shihan or teacher level. It is not uncommon in Jikiden Reiki for students to receive attunements from more than one person. Jikiden Reiki practitioners are encouraged to receive Reiju as often as possible up to one a month. The words "empowerment" or "attunement"  or "initiation" are not adequate as these words do not accurately convey the Japanese meaning of Reiju. It is one of those words that we cannot describe very well because it is a concept that is quite foreign non-Japanese culture and therefore has no roots in our languages. Rather than try to translate Reiju, I feel it is more appropriate to simply call it "Reiju".  Jikiden Reiki Share is oten offered monthly along with Reiju Kai. During Jikiden Reiki Share, Jikiden Reiki practitioners and teachers share group Jikiden Reiki treatnents.