Komyo ReikiDo is a gateway to spiritual awakening and to Satori or enlightenment.
KOMYO (光明) means Light or Enlightenment
REIKI (靈氣) means Energy of the Universe
DO (道) means Way or Path
In Japanese, DO (道) (pronounced: dough, written with the same character as Chinese tao/dao), means ‘a way, or a path’, especially in the context with a spiritual training or practice.
Metaphorically DO (道) is a stream of life experience. DO (道) generally denotes, in the broadest sense, the totality of a movement as endeavour, tradition, practice and ethos.
DO (道) can indicate: moral principles, dogma, set of practices, rules for conducting oneself, proper way/conduct, philosophy, doctrine…
means ‘a way, or a path’, especially in context with a spiritual training or practice.
In Japan, there are many spiritual paths /ways with the word DO (道), such as:
Aikidō 合気道 — the way of harmonious spirit (the way of unifying (with) life energy)
Budō 武道 — the martial way, (modern martial arts: Karate-do, Ju-do, Aiki-do)
Bushidō 武士道 — the way of Samurai warrior
Judō 柔道 — the gentle way
Kadō 華道 — the way of flower, or ikebana 生け花 — the art of arranging flower (making flowers alive)
Kōdō 香道 — the way of fragrance or the art of appreciating Japanese incense
Karatedō 空手道 — the way of the empty hand
Kendō 剣道 — the way of swordsmanship
Kyūdō 弓道 — the way of bow, or the art of archery
Taidō 躰道 — the way of the body
Sadō (chadō) 茶道 — the way of tea
Shodō 書道 — the way of calligraphy
Dō (道) signifies a “way of life”, an experiential term in the sense that practice (the way of life) is the norm to verify the validity of the discipline cultivated through a given art form — kata (型 or 形) referring to a detailed choreographed pattern of movements made to be practiced alone, and also within groups and in unison when training. Most importantly, it gives attention to the mind and how one should develop oneself. Only with a clear mind and conscience can the practitioner understand the knowledge which he/she receives through practice, one should be “inwardly humble and outwardly gentle.” Only by behaving humbly can one be open to life’s (art’s) multiple lessons.
When Japanese arts spread outside of Japan, the real meaning, the essential nature (spiritual aspect) was lost. Martial arts became more like a sport (or a physical fight), but actually, for example, in a modern budō there are no external enemies, only the internal one: my ego that must be fought.
The same situation is with the original Japanese healing art — Reiki Ryoho 靈氣療法. When it was introduced to the West from Japan, many western masters (branches or schools) developed very complicated explanations/techniques that have little to do with the original teaching/practice. In reality Reiki Ryoho is a very simple technique, so simple that many people find it difficult to understand that something so easy can be so effective or that ‘Less is More’. As a result, additional techniques and modalities have been incorporated into the practice. However, all you need is to quiet your mind, get your false self out of the way, find space between your thoughts, and Surrender to the Universe — allow the Reiki energy to flow of its own accord, without a particular intention or direction of the practitioner.
Komyo Reiki system was developed in 1998 by Sensei Hyakuten Inamoto, a Japanese Buddhist monk of the Jōdo-shū (浄土宗) or Pure Land School (sect) and an international Reiki teacher from ancient city Kyoto, Japan, in order to clarify misunderstood, misinterpreted information and to support the authenticity of Japanese Art Reiki Ryoho.
Komyo ReikiDo originates from and aligns with the traditional teachings of Mikao Usui Sensei (the founder of Reiki Ryoho) and focuses most importantly on Dō (道) — on the spiritual aspect (practice) of Reiki Ryoho, on Mind and Body improvement (Shinshin Kaizen). Komyo Reiki system underlines that Reiki Ryoho is more than a hands-on healing art. KRD practice is first and foremost a spiritual path for personal / collective enrichment and enlightenment, where enhanced hands-on healing ability is an outgrowth of inner work.
Komyo ReikiDo puts great emphasis on Do 道 — the realization of life as an endless PATH of spiritual training and development where our whole life is the PLACE for spiritual cultivation, the PLACE of PATH or the PLACE where spiritual PATHS are practiced. This place of our spiritual training is our Dojo 道場. It means that we realize that usual things we do regularly in our daily life, whatever that happens to us, everything is meant for our spiritual discipline and is, of course, of our own making. That is through our daily practice, self-discipline, mindfulness we cultivate and uplift our spirituality in order to attain the ultimate objective of Reiki Ryoho — absolute inner peace or Satori (individual understanding of one’s true nature).
By living according to the Reiki Principles, meditating, doing self-healing, as Reiki practitioners, we do follow a path to enlightenment. There is the interconnection: as one heals, one becomes a stronger, purer channel for the Reiki energy and the purer one is, the more extensive the healing becomes and the more blessings are bestowed (or to be found). Creativity and intuition increase as well this gift of healing on to oneself and others becomes a beautiful outgrowth of our/this inner spiritual practice, moreover, we could be more effective on a global level and become an embodiment (manifestation) of the world of oneness, harmony, compassion, loving kindness, genuine happiness and unconditional love for the sake of all living beings and our Mother Earth Planet.
It is not that one degree is more powerful or more advanced than another. They have specific purposes. The first and the second levels, Shoden and Chuden, focus on the healing (therapeutic) aspect of Reiki Ryoho. The third and the forth levels, Okuden and Shinpiden, focus more on the spiritual aspect of Reiki Ryoho. One should wait until they have a feeling inside. The time is then right to go one step further to the next level, and gradually, and finally to the teaching level.
In Japanese Arts this concept called “Shuhari” — 守破離 which describes the stages of learning to mastery.
The teaching is not solely an oral (intellectual) delivery of the material (data transfer). Neither it is another source of gaining money (a business). To become a teacher, one should first deepen enough into the essence of Komyo ReikiDo teaching and practice, then meet special criteria, strive to be a good model teacher example, obtain certain qualities, nurture universal principles, become aware of the responsibility and commit oneself to the following:
• diligently follow the Way of Komyo Reiki teaching and practice: norms and standards (rules), Code of Ethics;
• become one with the tradition and its international community;
• maintain a flawless reputation of teaching and practicing;
• strive for constant spiritual development and cultivation, boost self-mastery;
• live according to the teaching;
• modify one’s way of life and thinking, perhaps devote/ dedicate one’s life to Reiki Ryoho to really become an expert — achieve the highest level of mastery in the Japanese art Reiki Ryoho.
Therefore, foremost one begins with self, does self-healing Reiki sessions (to balance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health), implements Reiki Principles in daily life and only then one progresses to one’s family, friends, community, further to one’s species and even further yet to all humanity and all beings.
Since 2020 new criteria and standards have been implemented in order to improve the quality of teaching, obtain and confirm the Teacher’s qualification.
初伝 SHODEN means First or Beginner student.
Key words: self-healing – me first – good health.
The main focus is on self-healing, strengthening, self-recuperation, maintaining health and happiness.
“If we ourselves are not healthy and happy, how can we help others to be healthy and happy?”
On the first level students get acquainted with the basic knowledge of hands-on healing art — Reiki Ryoho, its main Japanese terms, history, the Founder, lineages, Reiki Principles, standard hand positions during Reiki sessions, characteristics and practical usage of Reiki in daily life, meditation practices, some Japanese methods and the way of KRD practice/teaching.
Shoden level focuses on the therapeutic practice of Reiki Ryoho.
The aim is to live a healthy life.
Shoden class is taught within one day (5-6 hours) at the teacher’s discretion.
During the class, students get 4 Reiju (attunements/initiations).
Preliminary conditions for participating in Shoden class:
Minimum one attendance of Reiki gathering (group practical class) and/or receiving at least one Reiki hands-on healing session from a certified KRD teacher.
Familiarization with the recommended by certified KRD teacher information before receiving Reiju (attunement).
During Shoden class students acquire the following knowledge:
1. Reiki and Reiki Ryoho — basic terms. KRD, purpose, meaning of “DO”.
2. The Founder of Reiki Ryoho — Usui Sensei.
3. The History and ultimate objective of Reiki Ryoho.
4. The lineage (energy transmission) in Reiki Ryoho.
5. Reiki Principles (Five Precepts): philosophy and the source.
6. Pronunciation of Reiki Principles in Japanese.
7. The meaning and understanding of importance to implement Reiki principles in one’s daily life.
8. Reiki benefits and characteristics.
9. 12 standard hand positions.
10. Traditional Reiki Hand Positions.
11. The practical usage of Reiki in daily life.
12. Hatsurei Ho — the Japanese method to generate reiki energy within.
13. Tree ways to raise Reiki energy level.
14. Shudan Reiki, Reiki Mawashi.
15. Byosen Reikan Ho, the understanding of intuitive scanning.
16. The meaning of Gassho, Gassho meditation.
17. Supplementary material: Mindfulness of breathing — meditation “Anapanasati”.
Shoden class includes:
1. 4 Reiju (individual attunements).
2. Colored individual manual with full description of the above-mentioned information for Shoden class.
3. Certificate of Shoden Class attendance (written in Japanese/English/Russian).
4. Journal for a Shoden level practitioner for individual notes and work.
Generally, approximately 6 months of regular individual and group practice under the guidance of a certified KRD teacher are needed before a student learns through practice the material of the first level, fulfills all the individual work recommended by the teacher. The latter includes keeping the Shoden journal with individual daily practice and notes about Reiki sessions, observations, meditations and methods. This has to be done in order to see the benefits and feel readiness to proceed to the second level — Chuden.
Requirements for individual work:
After Shoden class, all students are given approximately 6 months to accomplish the following requirements in order to get the Certificate of successful completion of the first level:
1. Memorization (subsequently chanting in the morning and evening) Five Reiki Principles in Japanese and one’s native language (English/Ukrainian/Russian).
2. Gradual implementation of Reiki Principles in daily life.
3. Understanding and application of KRD purpose, mottoes.
4. Daily practice of Hatsurei Ho and Gassho meditations.
5. Record-keeping in the Shoden journal about daily practice and self-healing sessions: observations, sensibility and perception changes, insights, perhaps descriptions of specific healing sessions, results in dynamics.
6. Documented confirmation (records) minimum of 10 practical Reiki sessions (complete sessions for adults or shorter sessions for children, pets, plants, food, etc.).
7. Attendance as often as possible and minimum of 5 group classes (Reiki gatherings) led by a certified KRD teacher.
8. A brief essay with conclusions, results of regular Reiki Ryoho practice.
中伝 CHUDEN means Middle or Intermediate teaching.
Key words: – Reiki practitioner (healing others) — you and I – good health.
The main focus of Chuden level is on helping others; distant healing.
On this level practitioners learn 3 symbols and additional Japanese methods/techniques.
Chuden practitioners become more aware of the concept of non-duality, their connection to and impact upon the world around them which stems from their own world perception. This is achieved with the help of Shirushi (symbols) and Jumon (mantras). The practice broadens opportunities and enables students to enhance their own energy levels and sensitivity (intuition), effectiveness at helping others, Reiki healing will become more practical and beneficial.
Chuden level focuses on the therapeutic practice — helping others, distant healing.
The aim is to live a healthy life.
Chuden class is taught within one day at teacher’s discretion (6-7 hours).
Four Reiju (attunements) are given.
Shoden/Chuden practitioners do Reiki healing by means of physical hands.
Preliminary conditions for participating in Chuden class:
Attendance and successful competition of Shoden KRD class (the First level) includes:
1. Receive all Reiju (attunements);
During a 6-month period regularly practice Reiki Ryoho individually and participate as often as possible in the group practices/gatherings led by a certified KRD teacher.
2. Accomplish the recommended individual work;
3. Learn first level material through practice;
4. Implement Reiki Principles in daily life;
5. Feel/recognize the changes, evident results due to everyday self-healing sessions, meditations, techniques;
6. Keep records in Shoden journal with the notes of observations, insights;
7. Successfully complete Shoden level. (After receiving the Certificate of Shoden completion one may need additional time for doing regular healing sessions before they will be ready to proceed to the second level — Chuden.)
During Chuden class students acquire the following knowledge:
1. Three Symbols (to enhance energy, harmonize mental and emotional levels, rise above the concepts of time and space): their meaning and mantras, the correct way of drawing, practical use, general rules.
2. Western and Eastern Reiki Symbols (commonalities and differences).
3. Reverent poems (Gyosei) by Emperor Meiji (three poems out of 125).
4. Five ways of distant Reiki healing.
5. 9 Japanese Traditional techniques/ methods.
6. Reiki Ryoho and food share common ground.
7. Keys to Japanese Pronunciation.
Chuden class includes:
1. 4 Reiju (individual attunements).
2. The manual with the above-mentioned information for Chuden level.
3. Certificate of Chuden class attendance (written in Japanese/English/Russian).
4. Journal for a Chuden level practitioner for individual notes and work.
Generally, students need approximately 12 months for their regular individual practice in utilizing 3 symbols, doing distant healing sessions, attending gatherings (group classes) under the guidance of a certified KRD teacher. Within this period of time one can learn through practice the material of the second level, fulfill all the individual work recommended by the teacher. The latter includes keeping the Chuden journal with individual daily practice and notes about Reiki sessions, observations, meditations, methods and techniques of the second level. This has to be done in order to acquire the necessary practical experience, develop one’s intuitive abilities, raise one’s energetic level so as to see the benefits and feel readiness to proceed to the third level — Okuden.
Requirements for individual work:
After Chuden class, all students are given approximately 12 months to accomplish the following requirements in order to get the Certificate of successful completion of the second level:
1. Memorization of 3 Symbols and their related Mantras, correct drawing and understanding of usage.
2. Daily usage of the Symbols.
3. Record-Keeping in the Chuden journal about daily practice and self-healing sessions with the help of 2 symbols: notes of differences in usage of these symbols, general condition and sensibility changes during sessions, insights.
4. Documented confirmation minimum of 30 distant Reiki sessions with the help of 3 symbols. Perhaps descriptions of specific cases of healing with results in dynamics.
5. Individual and group practice of 9 Japanese techniques/methods.
6. Reciting daily and implementing Reiki principles in life.
7. Understanding and application of KRD teaching.
8. Daily practice of Gassho meditation.
9. Attendance as often as possible and minimum of 8 group practical classes led by a certified KRD teacher.
10. A brief essay with conclusions/insights, results of one (one and a half) year regular Reiki Ryoho practice of both levels: Shoden and Chuden.
奥伝 OKUDEN means Inner Teaching.
Key words: – The doorway to spiritual path. Inner Teaching (spiritual cultivation and upliftment) — peace and prosperity.
The main focus of Okuden level is on spiritual training (discipline), inner transformation, self-mastery.
This level is intended for Teacher candidates and/or Reiki practitioners who want to deepen into understanding of Reiki Ryoho, develop the inner growth, explore through practice the inner teaching of Reiki Ryoho — its essence and begin to tread on a never-ending spiritual path to Satori (enlightenment).
On this level students learn the final — forth symbol that helps transform one’s mind, expand consciousness and whole being.
Okuden focuses on the spiritual practice of Reiki Ryoho, i.e. one’s spiritual cultivation and upliftment. It is to live by the teachings of Usui Sensei, that is to say, “Reiki Principles”.
It is the doorway to a new and deeper way of life (the Path of Komyo ReikiDo) to transcend the world of duality, the world of the pairs of opposites.
The aim is to live a healthy, peaceful and prosperous life, i.e. to live a happy Life.
Okuden class is taught within two days (10 hours) at teacher’s discretion.
During the seminar, students get 2 Reiju (attunements/initiations).
Preliminary conditions for participating in Okuden class:
Attendance and successful competition of both Shoden and Chuden KRD classes (First /Second levels) include:
1. Receive all Reiju (attunements).
2. During a one and a half year period regularly practice Reiki Ryoho individually and participate as often as possible in the group practices/gatherings led by a certified KRD teacher.
3. Accomplish the recommended individual work.
4. Learn through practice and keep mastering the material of Shoden and Chuden levels, work with the symbols, techniques and methods.
5. Continue to implement Reiki Principles in daily life, KRD mottoes.
6. Feel/recognize the changes, see evident results due to daily self-healing sessions, distant healing sessions, meditations, techniques.
7. Keep records in the Chuden journal with the notes/descriptions of observations, insights.
8. Complete successfully Chuden level. (After receiving the 9. Certificate of Chuden completion one may need additional time for doing regular healing sessions, distant healing, the Japanese techniques before one is ready to proceed to the second level — Okuden .)
During Okuden class students acquire the following knowledge:
1. The forth symbol (understanding of its unlimited usage): its meaning and mantra, the correct way of drawing, practical use, general (common) rules.
2. Profound knowledge of Reiki Ryoho.
3. Useful tips and recommendations of Inamoto Sensei for spiritual cultivation and upliftment: Dojo and its meaning; practice of letting go of Ego (or one’s false self); hands-on healing with spiritual hands…
5. The good for the speech, body and mind.
6. Usui Sensei’s heritage: questions and answers.
Okuden class includes:
1. 2 Reiju (individual attunements).
2. The manual with the above-mentioned information for Okuden level.
3. Certificate of attendance Okuden Level (written in Japanese/English/Russian).
4. Journal for an Okuden-level practitioner for individual notes and work.
Generally, students need enough time (min. one year or much more) for their regular individual practice in utilizing 4th (and including previous 3 symbols), mastering distant healing sessions (Japanese techniques/methods and meditation), deepening into the essential nature of Reiki Ryoho, attending gatherings (group classes) under the guidance of a certified KRD teacher. Within this period of time (could be different to each student) one can learn through practice the material of the third level, fulfill all the individual work recommended by the teacher. The latter includes keeping an Okuden journal with individual daily practice (work) and notes of hands-on healing by spiritual hands, observations of differences in utilizing the fourth symbol. This has to be done in order to acquire the necessary practical experience of the new depths of Reiki Ryoho — an inner teaching/practice, to stay focused on spiritual cultivation and development, form a new mode of thinking and perception of the reality, strive to transcend the world of duality and to let go of false self (ego), develop more one’s intuitive abilities and raise one’s spiritual energy level. Having done it, maybe one would feel the readiness to proceed to the forth level – Spindipen*.
* Shinpiden Candidates should meet certain criteria, requirements, necessary conditions and should correspond to a certain energetic and spiritual level.
Requirements for individual work:
After Okuden class, all students are given minimum one year or much more to become aware of life being a Dojo – the place of spiritual discipline (there is no difference between daily life/routine actions and spiritual practice), to explore the depths of “Surrender” and inner teaching, recognize and strive to let go of attachments (false self, illusions), meet certain requirements to get the certificate of successful completion of the third level:
1. Memorization of the 4th symbol, its related mantra, correct drawing and understanding of usage. Continual work with the previous 3 symbols/mantras.
2. Everyday use of the 4th symbol and its mantra, including other symbols.
3. Record-keeping in the Okuden journal about daily practice and self-healing/distant healing sessions/healing of others by spiritual hands and with the help of the 4th symbol: notes of differences in usage of the 4th symbol, general condition and sensibility changes during sessions, profound insights or illuminations, results of mind / consciousness transformation and practice itself, some descriptions of specific cases of healing with results in dynamics.
4. Documented confirmation minimum of 60 sessions for others (hands-on and distant healing) with the help of all four symbols. Perhaps descriptions of specific cases of healing with results in dynamics.
5. Life according to Reiki Principles, daily chanting.
6. Profound understanding and implementation of the Way of KRD teaching/practice, mottoes.
7. Daily practice of Gassho meditation.
8. Attendance as often as possible and minimum of 10 group practical classes/ gatherings led by a certified KRD teacher.
9. Individual work on all the Japanese techniques, methods, tips and recommendations on spiritual development and cultivation stated in all the 3 manuals.
10. An essay with conclusions, results of regular Reiki practice level 1, 2, 3, individual understanding of Reiki and the art of Reiki Ryoho as a spiritual and therapeutic practice.
神秘伝 SHINPIDEN means Sacred / Mystic teaching.
Key words: — “Anshin Ritsumei” or inner peace – Genuine happiness — Sharing the Way —Peace and prosperity.
This level is intended for candidates/potential teachers, those who are interested in teaching only KRD system, preserving and supporting the authenticity of the teaching and practice, maintaining its highest standards. Anyone who sincerely wants to become a good model of teacher example, strives for self-improvement, self-mastery, constant spiritual development and cultivation, who is focused on going into the depths of the essential nature of Reiki Ryoho, lives according to universal principles and Gokai, feels and manifests the world of oneness and wholeness.
The focus is on spiritual practice/training, i.e. the realization of “Satori” or enlightenment (genuine happiness).
The aim is to live a life of genuine happiness.
Spindipen class is taught within one day (5 hours) at teacher’s discretion.
During this class there are no Reiju (attunements/initiations).
Okuden/Shinpiden practitioners do Reiki healing by means of spiritual hands.
Shinpiden candidate should successfully complete 3 levels of Komyo ReikiDo certification including recommended training program, comply with the KRD Code of Ethics and rules/standards of practice, meet certain criteria, develop special qualities, maintain spiritual and energy levels, share the path of integrity, cooperation, collaboration, unity with all the members (students) of KRD organization.
Note: Just by completing a single Shinpiden class, students are NOT authorized to teach.
Preliminary conditions for participating in Shinpiden class:
Attendance and successful completition of Shoden, Chuden, Okuden KRD classes (First /Second/Third levels) include:
1. Receive all Reiju (attunements).
2. During two-years (or more) period regularly practice Reiki Ryoho individually and participate as often as possible in the group practices/gatherings led by a certified KRD teacher.
3. Accomplish the recommended individual work.
4. Learn through practice and keep mastering the material of Shoden, Chuden, Okuden levels, work with the symbols, techniques and methods.
5. Continue to implement Reiki Principles in daily life, strive to live by Gokai and universal principles.
6. Deepen into the way of KRD teaching and practice, live according to its purpose and mottoes.
7. Practice Reiki Ryoho hands-on healing with spiritual hands.
8. Continue to conduct daily self-healing sessions, healing sessions for others (including distant healing) by completely surrendering to Reiki.
9. Focus on going into new depths — the essential nature of the Reiki Ryoho teaching and practices.
10. Embody the changes, evident results on (consciousness/mind) transformation due to internal work on oneself, self-discipline, the development of self-mastery, an increase in spiritual and energy levels.
11. Keep records in the Okuden journal with the notes/descriptions of observations, insights.
12. Complete successfully Okuden level. (After receiving the Certificate of Okuden completion one may need enough additional time for doing regular healing sessions, distant healing, practice of Japanese techniques, internal (inner) work (discipline), perhaps attending Reiki retreats or re-seating all KRD levels (refresh courses) before an Okuden practitioner is ready to proceed to the next level — Shinpiden, meet certain criteria to become a teacher candidate.
During Shinpiden class students acquire the following knowledge:
1. Deep meaning of Reiju.
2. Techniques and variations of Reiju.
3. Common rules of performing Reiju.
4. Memorial of the merits of Usui Sensei, the founder of Reiho (Reiki Ryoho).
Shinpiden class includes:
1. The manual with the above-mentioned information for Shinpiden level.
2. Certificate of attendance Shinpiden Level (written in Japanese/English/Russian).
3. Journal for a Shinpiden level practitioner for individual notes and work.
Note: there are no Reiju (individual attunements) during Shinpiden class
Requirements for individual work:
After attending Shinpiden class, all students are given approximately one year (or more) to focus on spiritual training so that they could meet certain requirements to get the certificate of successful completion of the fourth level:
1. Reiki Ryoho practice with spiritual hands so as to deepen into the essential nature of Reiki Ryoho.
2. Development of self-mastery — the qualities of a good model teacher example.
3. Commitment to the path (Shido) of KRD teacher and a way of teaching.
4. Compliance with the KRD Code of Ethics.
5. Maintenance of the highest standards of practice and teaching as well as KRD worldwide reputation.
6. Preservation of authenticity of practice so as to deepen into the teaching of KRD.
7. Awareness of the absence of duality and practice of letting go of attachments and false self.
8. Focus on spiritual cultivation (transformation) to achieve the main goal of Reiki Ryoho — “Inner Peace” (Anshin Ritsumei) or “Satori” (Enlightenment).
9. Manifestation of harmony, peace, loving kindness, unity and integrity to all things.
10. Record-keeping in the Shinpiden journal.
11.Documented confirmation minimum of 100 sessions for others (hands-on and distant healing) by means of spiritual hands (with the help of all four symbols). Perhaps descriptions of specific cases of healing with results in dynamics.
12. Life according to Reiki Principles, daily chanting.
13. Daily practice of Gassho meditation.
14. Attendance as often as possible and minimum of 20 group practical classes/ gatherings led by a certified KRD teacher.
15. Individual work on all the Japanese techniques, methods, tips and recommendations for spiritual development and cultivation stated in all the manuals.
16. An essay with conclusions, results of regular all-level Reiki Ryoho practice with spiritual hands, including explanation of the reason (or a wish) for which one would like to become a KRD teacher, vision of one’s individual role in cooperation (interaction) among KRD worldwide members to enrich our services on a global level.
Since Komyo Reiki Kai changed its name into Komyo ReikiDo, the Certification Program, Standards, Code of Ethics, Teacher titles, Criteria to become a certified teacher have changed as well.
Certification Process has certain steps and gradual levels according to the new titles of KRD teachers (Kyoshi* / Shihan / Dai-Shihan). Each candidate should meet necessary conditions (criteria) and engage with KRD in order to become a qualified teacher.
All former Komyo Reiki Kai/Do Shihans (necessary condition varies from Shihan to Shihan), Teacher Candidates, Shinpiden students must reseat all classes with Inamoto Sensei (for a reduced price), join Shinpiden refresh course, participate in at least one KRD retreat led by Inamoto Sensei, take oral and written examination.
“Traditionally Reiju 靈授 (initiation) is given in person; face to face.
“Touch” (the laying-on of hands) plays a pivotal role in Reiju process; a series of things we do in order to achieve a particular result. Touch in the form of the laying-on of hands is to impart the healing energy and information to Reiki Ryoho students. There is an unbroken succession of Teachers and Shihans, linked by the sacred touch of Reiju ritual, right back to the founder, Usui Sensei.
Reiju with “touch” — a visual symbol of an unseen transmission of not just of the healing energy but also of the information. Touch is a means of communication, an expression of unity, a bonding of people. It is a key to giving and receiving information and to help us bond.
Is “distant (online) Reiju “possible?
Theoretically it seems possible, for there exists a distant healing in Reiki Ryoho systems. And yet we need to understand that sending Reiki energy from a distance to someone and passing (imparting) Reiki energy and the information on to another is a different story, and that the distant Reiju does lack an important and pivotal factor, that is, “TOUCH.” The pivotal factor of a good old tradition: “in person Reiju” and “touch” must be maintained.”
Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei’s statement from July, 2020.
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Komyo ReikiDo dis-allows on-line Reiki classes with distant Reiju & will not recognise certificates issued by these classes.
Komyo ReikiDo follows, preserves and keeps IN PERSON Reiju tradition alive with the highest respect to the Founder of the Japanese Healing Art, Usui Mikao Sensei.
Online Reiju is not allowed by Inamoto Sensei and is not recognized in the Komyo ReikiDo standards of teaching and practice.
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During Reiki Ryoho (Japanese Healing Art) sessions, some practitioners can be more sensitive than others, some may even feel byosen before a treatment starts. Some have psychic abilities and are able to hear, see or sense things that most people do not. If we experience all that, naturally we are tempted to think that we are doing the healing. We start to analyse what we feel, hear and see. We try to work out where the energy should go and what would be the best way to cure a disease or malfunction of the recipient – all because we sincerely want to help.
Often the question arises: What should we do when we became so sensitive, when we see and hear things, or feel pain in our body or strong hibiki in our hands?
Inamoto Sensei says: “It is all very personal, some people are more gifted than others, more sensitive or skilful. Not everyone has to have such gifts or abilities. It can be very helpful to sense imbalances or health disorders in recipients, but basically, we don’t need anything like that. We are here just to place our hands.”
Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei reminds us that: “Japanese Healing Art of Reiki Ryoho is not about doing or thinking. It is about SURRENDER 100% to the Universe. As Reiki Ryoho practitioners, we DO NOTHING and THINK NOTHING in the way of healing. Reiki knows where to go and how to heal for the highest good of the person. We need to be the purer (cleaner) Reiki channel (conduit) possible. Less ego, more room for love — the healing energy of the Universe.”
Inamoto Sensei’s advice to us is: “Do not get attached to your sensations. Your ego and self-clinging are an obstruction in the channel for Reiki healing energy to travel through. Keep your practice simple: Place your hands, surrender and smile. Reiki Ryoho is the art of surrendering.”
Author: Victoria Romanova
Certified Komyo ReikiDo Teacher / Shihan
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Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, people all over the world have been struggling with all kinds of health issues and mental, emotional and spiritual disorders. Naturally, as Reiki Ryoho (Japanese Healing Art) practitioners, we want to do all we can to serve and support others. We may now be offering distant Reiki healing more often, individually or as part of a group.
Questions often arise around permission and distant healing. Are we allowed to do distant healing without permission? Should we inform recipients? Is it appropriate to send Reiki to someone without asking them? Could it cause bad karma?
Actually, the answer might be quite simple. Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei always says: “Reiki is the energy of the Universe. It is Reiki that does the fine job of healing. Reiki always works for the highest good of recipient”.
Inamoto Sensei reminds us that we do nothing in the way of healing. As Reiki Ryoho practitioners, we put our ego aside and just surrender to Reiki.
When asked about his own practice, approach, Inamoto Sensei usually answers: “I do distant Reiki healing with permission and without permission. Sometimes we cannot get it, especially when the person is in a coma or emergency room or just simply uncontactable”.
His advice to us is: “Follow your heart — your kokoro. If you feel more comfortable with permission, please ask for permission. But if it’s not possible to get a permission, remember that Reiki always works for the highest good with permission or without permission. Trust Reiki”.
Author: Victoria Romanova
光明靈氣道 Komyo ReikiDo© Ukraine
To learn more about the Japanese Healing Art of Reiki Ryoho or sign up for seminars with Inamoto Sensei, please contact us directly by email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sincerely and Gassho,
Certified Komyo ReikiDo Teacher / Shihan — Victoria Romanova
The Founder of Komyo ReikiDo® Ukraine, official representative of Inamoto Sensei.
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