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Usui Mikao's Memorial Stone

This is a translation of Usui Mikao's memorial stone by Japanese Reiki Teacher and Buddhist monk Hyakuten Inamoto. The memorial stone was erected by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in Japan one year after Usui Mikao's death.

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Vicki's Story

Founder of Northern Beaches Reiki & Meditation, Vicki shares her story

My early career involved in-depth study and research of the human body with stints working in haematology, microbiology, marine pharmacology. I also worked with animal pathology and later profiling soil samples from forests.

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Reiki – my experience, Jane

I came to Reiki after I’d developed a meditation practice

A Reiki treatment is different for everyone, and each time you have a treatment the experience is different, so it’s a difficult thing to describe.

I came to Reiki after I’d developed a meditation practice, but you don’t need any special knowledge or experience. Vicki was my meditation teacher, and offered me a half-hour treatment, to try it out, and I found it strange, but deeply relaxing, and it seemed a logical extension of meditation.

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Hawayo Takata

Hawayo Takata was one of the 13 students of Hayashi Chujiro.

 

Hawayo Takata was one of the 13 students of Hayashi Chujiro. She was a first generation American to Japanese immigrant parents who lived in Hawaii. She married in 1930 and had two daughters before her husband tragically died in 1935.

 

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Hayashi Chujiro

Hayashi began his studies with Usui Mikao in May 1925.

 

Hayashi Chujiro a retired naval officer and surgeon was born in 1880. He was a Soto Zen practitioner , who included Shinto in his practice.

Hayashi began his studies with Usui Mikao in May 1925, only 10 months before Usui died. He continued with the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai until 1931.

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Usui Mikao

Usui Mikao is said to have come from a samurai family

‘Usui Sensei’s natural character was gentle and prudent, and he did not keep up appearances. His body was big and sturdy, and his face was always beaming with a smile. But when he faced the difficulties he went ahead with a definite will and yet persevered well, keeping extremely careful.’ ‘As his reputation got higher and higher, it was so often when he received an offer of engagement from everywhere throughout the nation. In accordance with these requests he travelled to Kure and Hiroshima, then entered Saga and reached Fukuyama. It was at the inn at which he stayed on his way that he caught a disease abruptly, and he passed away at the age of sixty two.’

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