Komyo ReikiDo is a doorway to spiritual awakening and a path of Satori or enlightenment!
KOMYO (光明) = Great light or enlightenment
REIKI (靈氣) = Energy of the Universe
DO (道) = Way or Path
In Japanese, DO 道 (pronounced: dough), means ‘a way, or a path’, especially in context with a spiritual training or practice.
There are many spiritual paths with the word ‘DO’ in Japanese, such as:
Budo 武道 (martial arts: i.e., Karate-do, Ju-do, Aiki-do)
Kendo 剣道 (the way of swordsmanship)
Bushido 武士道 (the way of Samurai warrior)
Sado 茶道 (the way of tea)
Kado 華道 (the way of flower)
Shodo 書道 (the way of calligraphy)
Aikido 合気道 (the way of unifying (with) life energy, or the way of harmonious spirit), etc.
The emphasis of Komyo ReikiDo teachings has always been on Reiki Ryoho practice as a “gateway to spiritual awakening leading to Satori (enlightenment)“.
Renaming the practice, Komyo ReikiDo puts a greater emphasis on the spiritual aspect (practice) of Reiki Ryoho and adds clarification that Komyo ReikiDo is more than a hands-on healing art. It is a practice meant first and foremost to be a spiritual path for personal enrichment and enlightenment, with the enhanced hands-on healing ability as an outgrowth of that inner working.
And as we believe that the basis of genuine happiness is good health, we strive to improve the mind and body, and maintain optimal health by means of daily Reiki practice. Through daily Komyo ReikiDo practice, we continue to cultivate and uplift our spirituality in order to attain the ultimate objective of Reiki Ryoho, which is ‘Satori’ (individual enlightened understanding). Komyo ReikiDo practice is a gateway to this spiritual awakening, as well as to ‘Anshin Ritsumei’ (absolute inner peace).
Komyo ReikiDo, the system Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei has created, places emphasis on spiritual unfoldment through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for ‘Satori’ or enlightenment. Hyakuten Sensei developed Komyo Reiki Kai in 1998 (changing the name in 2016 to Komyo ReikiDo) and began holding classes.
As the practice of Reiki Ryoho was introduced to the west from Japan, many branches or schools developed, some with very complicated techniques that have little to do with the original practice.
Reiki Ryoho is actually a very simple technique. So simple that many have a difficult time understanding that something so simple can be so effective. As a result, additional techniques and modalities have been added on to the practice. While we understand that we are interacting with the energy of the universe, which cannot be defined or confined, and respect the fact that these added practices may be effective, it is important to remember that these are additional techniques, and were not a part of the original practice.
Reiki Ryoho is as easy as quieting your mind, getting yourself out of the way, finding the space between your thoughts, and allowing the Reiki energy to flow of its own accord, without the intention or direction of the practitioner. With daily practice of self-Reiki, meditating on and living the Reiki precepts (Gokai), as a Reiki student you are actually following a path to enlightenment. As you heal, you become a stronger, clearer, more pure instrument for the Reiki energy. In addition, creativity and intuition increases while the ability to pass this gift of healing on to yourself and others becomes a beautiful outgrowth of your inner spiritual practice. This is the essence of Komyo ReikiDo.
THE PURPOSE OF KOMYO REIKIDO:
• To improve the mind and body, and maintain optimal health by means of Reiki Ryoho practice.
• To live a healthy, happy and peaceful daily life. The more peace and balance we cultivate in our lives through Reiki Ryoho practice, the more we directly experience what Mikao Usui (the founder of Usui Reiki Ryoho) called, “the secret method to invite happiness, and the miraculous medicine to cure all diseases.”
• To strive on, through Reiki Ryoho practice, to cultivate and uplift humanity and spirituality so as to attain the ultimate objective of Reiki Ryoho practice: Satori (enlightenment), and Anshin Ritsumei (inner peace).
Komyo ReikiDo has a very short direct lineage as in the spirit of the original intention of Usui Sensei, the Japanese Shihans (teachers) have recently begun sharing with Westerners.
They are also known simply as Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4.
初 伝 SHODEN (First Level)
SHODEN means “first or beginning teaching”. The focus in the Shoden Degree is self-healing, health and happiness. Students gain a knowledge of Reiki Ryoho, its history and learn the fundamentals of the hands-on healing practice. Emphasis is placed on learning non-attachment through hands-on practice, and self-healing, self improvement methods.
Class is taught in one day (at teacher’s discretion) and four Reiju (Attunements) are given.
中伝 CHUDEN (Second Level)
CHUDEN means middle or intermediate teaching. The focus of Chuden is on helping others through distant healing and to help the student become more aware of the concept of Non-duality, and of their connection to and impact upon the world around them. This is achieved through the practice in the use of Shirushi (symbols) and Jumon (mantras). This practice can enable the student to enhance their own energy levels and sensitivity. Three shirushi (symbols) are given and additional Japanese techniques are taught.
Class is taught in one day at teachers’ discretion and students receive four Reiju.
奥伝 OKUDEN (Third Level)
OKUDEN means inner teaching (spiritual cultivation and upliftment). This level is intended for those who would like to walk on a spiritual path of Reiki Ryoho to attain Satori (enlightenment) and/or for a Teacher (Shihan) candidate. You will enter the inner teaching of Reiki Ryoho. The focus is on the spiritual cultivation and inner growth.
Class is taught in one day (at teacher’s discretion) and two Reiju (Attunements) are given.
神秘伝 SHINPIDEN (Teacher / Shihan Candidate)
SHINPIDEN (Teacher degree) becoming a teacher – example. For those who are interested in teaching Komyo ReikiDo, sharing the way of peace and prosperity, focusing on spiritual practice, i.e. the realization of “Satori” oe Enlightenment (genuine happiness).
Class is taught in one day (at teacher’s discretion) and Reiju (Attunement) are given.
There are some criteria of becoming a Komyo ReikiDo Teacher (Shihan). Shinpiden candidates must be certified in all Komyo ReikiDo levels and complete an apprenticeship program, re-sitting in on a minimum of 2 classes for each Komyo Reiki level.
師範 SHIHAN is a Japanese term, as an honorific title for expert or senior instructors. Shihan in Komyo ReikiDo is a teacher, a person who, while teaching, continues to learn something from his students.
The Reiki teacher does not teach the student how to live, on the contrary, teacher helps student learn how to choose and then, the student has to undertake the path towards spiritual enlightenment himself.
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Information provided by Komyo ReikiDo with Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei permission.