Q. Is Reiki a religion or tied to religion?

A. Simply, no it isn’t, the founder drew from Shinto and  Buddhism to help pass on what he could do naturally.

Q. How many students participate in a Reiki Course?

A. There can be anywhere from 2 to 14 participants in the seminars.

Q. How much are the Jikiden Reiki Courses?

Course Fees are set by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan and will not be changed by any individual teacher.  Contact the teacher you wish to learn with, to book a place on a course.

The prices include the textbook fees, registration with the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan a beautiful traditional Japanese certificate and an English certificate.

Shoden Level – £220

Okuden Level £250

Q. Can I repeat the seminar?

A. In Chujiro Hayashi`s time it was recommended that students re-join the workshops (shoyukai) often to receive Reiju (attunements). Jikiden Reiki also encourages students to do this at a reduced cost…

Shoden – £90

Okuden – £60

Those students wishing to go on to become Shihan-kaku (assistant teachers) must repeat both Shoden and Okuden at least once.

Q. What are the teacher level training seminars in Jikiden Reiki?

Teacher Levels in Jikiden Reiki

Shoden and Okuden seminars will give you all you need to know in order to treat yourself and others with Reiki. However, if you wish to go on to teach others how to practice this wonderful treatment, you may want to become a Shihan Kaku (Assistant Teacher).

Students wishing to teach Jikiden Reiki seminars must know the contents of the seminars very well and be able to recite the Gokai in Japanese.  If you intend to take the Shihan Kaku course, it is recommended that you attend several seminars as well as fulfilling the requirements here, so that you feel confident in teaching the material involved.

The teacher levels in Jikiden Reiki are:

Shihan-kaku – can teach Shoden level

Shihan – can teach Shoden and Okuden levels

Dai-Shihan – can teach Shoden, Okuden and Shihan-kaku levels

After that there are only the positions of those representing the Institute:

Vice- Representative – Frank Arjava Petter

Representative of Jikiden Reiki – Tadao Yamaguchi

Q. How much did Hayashi sensei change his system away from what Usui sensei taught?

A:   He didn’t change the system.  In Japan, a student wouldn’t do this, especially in those days.  He changed the emphasis slightly. By that I mean that he placed a great deal of emphasis on treatment using the points he felt were important. For example, there is a massage technique which was taught by Usui sensei but it may well have been improved by Hayashi sensei as he was a medical doctor.

Q. I read a book that said there was no successor of Reiki in Japan. Why is that?

A:   (From Tadao Yamaguchi “I was also surprised when I read some of those books. However, my mother learned Reiki from Hayashi sensei in 1938 and continued to treat people until she died in August 2003. I am her successor and I have been practicing Reiki for more than 40 years now.”

Q. I have finished the 3rd degree in Western Reiki. Can I participate in a Jikiden Reiki seminar?

A:   Of course, although everyone must start from Shoden, the first level in Jikiden Reiki. Many Western Reiki teachers have participated in the seminar and are surprised with the results.

Q. Are there symbols or mantras in Jikiden Reiki?

A:   Yes there are although the ways of using them and thinking about them are quite different from Western Reiki. In Jikiden Reiki there are called Shirushi and Jumon. The original concepts behind the symbols and mantras in Reiki were very clear and comprehensive and are passed on in this way.

Q. Can anyone participate in the seminars?

A:   Yes. Anyone

Q. Are there any rules when learning?

A. Yes, along with the objectives of the Jikiden Reiki Institute, there are some simple regulations, which you must understands and comply with. For example, any course contenet shall not be loaned out, or published on the internet.