Usui Teate Reiki

Originally known as Usui Teate, Reiki was considered a spiritual path to enlightenment, based around meditation, self-healing and regular spiritual empowerments. Considerable emphasis was also placed on the importance of living and practicing the Reiki precepts.
This Reiki course takes Western-style Reiki back to its traditional Japanese roots and reveals the original practices and techniques established by Mikao Usui in the 1920s. Remarkably, about a dozen of his students are still alive, the youngest of whom is 107 years old. They will only speak with few people in the West, and much of the information contained within this course has been shared with Chris Marsh, a Reiki Master and high-level Japanese martial artist from England. The remainder of the information has been uncovered by Frank Arjava Petter (a Reiki Master who lived in Japan) and Hiroshi Doi (a Master Teacher and former member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai). However, the most reliable and exciting material comes from Usui’s surviving students.

Shoden (First Degree)

This class is taught in three consecutive days, for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Reiki defined (What is Reiki)
  • Reiki as energy
  • Reiki as a spiritual path
  • The history of Reiki
  • Differences between the original and Western forms of Reiki
  • Self-treatments
  • Reiki treatments
  • Treating plants and animals
  • Cleansing (Jaki Kili Joka Ho)
  • 3 Shoden Reiju empowerments, using Usui’s original method
  • Healing crisis
  • Demonstration of complete Reiki treatments and self-treatments
  • Practice time
  • Some of the original Japanese Reiki techniques: Gassho, Joshin Kokkyu-Ho, Reiji-Ho, Byosen, Kenyoku, Hatsurei-Ho and Gokai Sansho.

Okuden (Second Degree)

This class is taught in three consecutive days for a total of 8 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Testing the Reiki flow
  • Revision of the Shoden main topics
  • The description of all symbols, including how to draw them, how to chant them, what they mean, and how to use them
  • Helping the students to memorize the symbols
  • 3 Okuden Reiju empowerments, using Usui’s original method
  • Practice using the symbols so the student knows from experience what the energy of each symbol feels like
  • Problems Reiki can solve
  • “Many hands” technique
  • Beaming
  • Distant healing (Enkaku Chiryo or Shashin Chiryo)
  • Habit healing (Seiheichi Chiry or, Nentatsu Ho)
  • Group healing (Shu Chu Reiki)
  • More of the original Japanese Reiki techniques: Tanden Chiryo, Hesso Chiryo, Hanshin Chiryo, Hanshin Koketsu-Ho
  • Additional exercises and meditations.

Shinpinden (Master Level)

This class can be taught in two days, for a total of 16 hours. The topics covered by this course are:
The first day:

  • Testing the Reiki flow, local and distant
  • Revision of the first two levels
  • The description of the Usui master symbol taught in Usui Reiki. Instruction includes how to draw the symbol, what it means, and how to use it
  • Helping the students to memorize the symbol
  • 1 Shinpinden Reiju Master attunement
  • Practice time so that the student knows from experience what the energy feels like
  • Healing with the eyes (Gyoshi Ho)
  • Healing with the breath (Koki Ho)
  • Gakkai Reiki hand techniques (Uchi-te, Oshi-te and Nade-te)
  • Intuition and intention
  • Discussions about Reiki practice
  • Additional exercises, techniques, and meditation.

The second day

  • Overview of the Usui Reiki system
  • The role of ‘mindfulness’ in Usui’s system
  • A talk about what it means to be a Reiki Master Teacher, including the responsibilities involved
  • Optionally, additional symbols other systems use
  • Demonstration showing how to give empowerments for each Reiki level
  • Practice giving each of the empowerments
  • Discussion on what subjects to teach and answering questions
  • Additional exercises, meditations and techniques

Usui Teate Reiki Master Update

Originally known as Usui Teate, Reiki was considered a spiritual path to enlightenment, based around meditation, self-healing, and regular spiritual empowerments. Considerable emphasis was also placed on the importance of living and practicing the Reiki precepts.
This course is intended for Reiki Master Practitioners or Master Teachers from any Reiki School. The Students of Reiki-Do do not need to take this course, since the material has already been included in Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki courses
This class can be taught in two days, for a total of 16 hours. The topics covered by this course are:

  • Testing
  • Testing the Reiki flow, local and distant
  • Revision of the knowledge of Usui System
  • Background
    • Where the information comes from
    • Detailed history of Reiki
    • Reiki training the Usui way
    • Origins of the Reiki symbols
  • Original Usui Techniques:
    • Daily energy exercises
    • Reiju empowerments
    • Self-treatment methods
    • Approach to Distant Healing
    • Kotodama for self-development, self-healing, and healing others
    • Treatment method
    • Intuitive working
    • Crystal method
  • Gakkai Reiki Techniques
    • Hatsurei Ho
    • Byosen Reikan Ho
    • Reiji Ho
    • Gyoshi Ho
    • Koki Ho
    • Uchi-te, Oshi-te and Nade-te
    • Ketseuki Kokan (Hanshin Koketsu, Zenshin Koketsu)
    • Tanden Chiriyo
    • Gedoku Ho
    • Genetsu Ho
    • Seiheki Chiryo
    • Nentatsu Ho
    • Hanshin Chiryo
    • Enkaku Chiryo
    • Shashin Chiryo
    • Jaki Kili Joka Ho
    • Mawashi Reiki
    • ‘Laser beam technique’

    Prerequisite: Usui Reiki Master/Teacher

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