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Reiki Ryoho

Reiki Ryoho(Reiki Healing Method)

Usui Mikao Sensei (1865-1926), the founder of Reiki Ryoho, attained enlightenment,and a healing ability as a godsend was bestowed upon him in 1922 at the age of 57 while he was fasting and meditating on Mt. Kurama in Kyoto, the ancient capital city of Japan.

Reiki healing method is to channel the energy of the universe and an inspired art of Usui sensei, not the outcome of his researches, or discovery or re-discovery.

Usui sensei thought that this wonderful gift of healing ability should be shared with people, not keeping it to him and/or his family. Thus, he opened up "Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai" at Aoyama, Tokyo in 1922. [In the Western countries,it's been incorrectly said that Reiki healing method was rediscovered by Usui sensei after researches in the Buddhist scriptures].

In 1925 he moved out to Nakano, a suburb of Tokyo, so as to expand his healing activities. Due to his nation-wide fame, he was very often invited to teach his Reiki Ryoho from local districts here and there.

On March 9th, 1926, he passed away on the road (while traveling) at Fukuyama in Hiroshima Prefecture. Usui sensei gravesite and his memorial stone are located at Saihoji Temple of Jodo-shu.


Hayashi Chujiro Sensei (1879-1940)

Hayashi Chujiro sensei (1879-1940), a captain of the then Imperial Nayv of Japan, enrolled in the 30th class of the Naval Academy in December 1899 and graduated in December, 1902.

He was initiated into Shinpiden (Teacher's degree) in 1925 after his retirement from the Navy, and opened his Reiki clinic at Higashi-shinano-cho,Tokyo.

He was one of the directors of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. His wife, Mrs. Hasyashi Chie, was also a memeber of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. In 1931 he left the Gakkai and set up the "Hayashi Reiki Kankyu Kai." He initiated 13 teachers and two of them were women, namely his wife, Mr. Hayashi Chie and Mrs. Hawayo Takata . In 1940 he passed away.

Hayashi Chujiro Sensei

Mrs. Hawayo Takata

Mrs. Hawayo Takata (1900-1980)

Mrs. Hawayo Takata (1900-1980), a Japanese-American born in Hawaii, was diagnosed with a serious gall bladder disease. She made a trip to Japan and was treated with Reiki by Hayashi sensei. She recovered completely in four months.

And then she worked for Hayashi sensei as a Reiki student for about one year before returning to Hawaii. Hayahi sensei visited Mrs. Takata in Hawaii in 1938 and initiated her into Shinpiden (Reiki Teacher). Mrs.Takata set up her own Reiki clinic in Hawaii. She brought Reiki to the mainland.

In her later life, she initiated 22 Reiki teachers, (So called Reiki Master in the West). Thanks to their devotion, Reiki hands-on healing method or Reiki Shiki Ryoho has become widespread in the West.