In Japan there are several schools for Reiki training. I have chosen to learn Jikiden Reiki as taught by Tadao Yamaguchi through the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan.
Jikiden is translated as ‘original transmission or teaching’. This is the Reiki Training taken from the teachings of Mikao Usui and passed from teacher to student with little or no change. It is flows from an authentic Japanese lineage.
Jikiden Reiki lacks the Westernization of Reiki as it is taught in North America. You will experience Reiki in its original elegance and simplicity.
Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, was a spiritual seeker. He believed that you had to heal the mind before the body. The emphasis was on personal responsibility and commitment. Reiki practice then is first, and foremost, a self-healing and spiritual development practice. Its extra benefit is its ease of use to help others in their healing journey.
Westernized Reiki is often complicated with numerous symbols and other extras added to the system. This includes crystals, drumming, angels, and the chakra system – a concept that originally came from India. These additions are not part of the Japanese style of teaching at all.
All Jikiden Reiki Training and seminars in the world follow the same format so that Jikiden Reiki is always passed on without alteration. There are specific working and training guidelines that must be reached to move from one level in the practice to another. That ensures that your teacher is well qualified to pass on the knowledge.
All students are registered with The Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan. All teachers receive their material from the Institute and are required to follow the code of ethics.
I adhere to the code of ethics from The Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan, The Jikiden Association of Canada, and the Canadian Reiki Association.
Classes for this style of Reiki are only held in person. Please contact me to find out more.