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."
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.
does the Usui System of Reiki Healing come from?
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
Jikiden Reiki Treatments
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
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
The objectives of Jikiden Reiki
the five Reiki Principles in Japanese
concept of Byosen
The first Shirushi (symbol)
practice Ketsueki Kokan (blood circulation technique)
Okuri (a method used to feel the Reiki energy flowing)
Hatsurei-Ho (a method used to practice Reiki at home)
Jikiden Reiki 2nd Level Okuden
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 Kokan, a candle ceremony
introduced by Hayashi sensei in Ishikawa, Japan
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.