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Jikiden Reiki®︎ Seminar

Jikiden Reiki from Japan, birthplace of Reiki. Jikiden means "directly passed down" because Jikiden Reiki courses are based on what Chiyoko Yamaguchi had learned directly from Chujiro Hayashi in 1938 and practiced throughout her life for over 65 years.  

which is the original purpose of Reiki. Jikiden Reiki offers the essence of Hayashi's teachings which might have been lost in the teachings of Reiki spread in the West. Chiyoko was one of the last students of Hayashi. We hope you will join us and touch the authenticity of Reiki. 

The course details
The course curriculum is based on that of Hayashi’s seminar.


Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Level 1)


Jikiden Reiki Okuden
(Level 2)

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Jikiden Reiki

An authentic traditional Reiki from JAPAN

Reiki is a Japanese term meaning universal life energy. This energy is the natural, vital healing force found in all life. Jikiden Reiki teachings are from the original, authentic Japanese lineage. This lineage goes from Mikao Usui to Dr. Chujiro Hayashi to Wasaburo Sugano and Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi to her son Tadao Yamaguchi.

Jikiden Reiki allows you to experience a Japanese form of Usui Reiki in its original beauty and simplicity.

Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi worked together to bring us the purest sense of Usui’s teachings through Dr. Hayashi. In the US, many began practicing Reiki; however, in Japan, Chiyoko sensei had been practicing this technique for some 65 years. 

Her son Tadao Yamaguchi had grown up with Reiki; Reiki was utilized as their first care for ailments. 

It was Tadao who realized that Western Reiki had left out many beautiful parts of the Reiki he grew up with and added things that Usui Sensei and Hayashi didn’t teach.

Thanks to Chiyoko sensei and Tadao sensei, this would be the birth of Jikiden Reiki. The Jikiden Reiki Institute was born and the original teachings would be given.

All seminars follow exactly the same format so that Jikiden Reiki is always passed on without alteration. Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden seminars give you all you need to know in order to treat yourself and others with Jikiden Reiki. "Universal life energy" is only a very minimal description of Reiki's extraordinary benefit and effectiveness. 

Jikiden Reiki is a healing modality and practice that develop natural latent human healing energy and balances body, mind, heart, and spirit in a structured way through light, gentle, non-intrusive touch and compassionate intention and regard.

Reiki in Japan was taught more of Western Reiki since they believed no students directly taught by either Usui sensei or Hayashi sensei existed any longer. That was true until a woman was mentioned in a book. It was Chiyoko Yamaguchi that was mentioned. She was only 17 years old when she learned Reiki from Hayashi Sensei.  

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"REIKI is compassion in action."

Chiyoko Yamaguchi,

Co-founder of Jikiden Reiki Institute, Kyoto, Japan

The Benefits of learning Jikiden Reiki

Some of the most common reasons people learn are:

  • to help themselves or a loved one with an illness

  • to accelerate the healing time of an injury or post op

  • to be able to give children Reiki for first aid and everyday ailments

  • to decrease the amount of medication you and your family use

  • to improve stress levels and enhance sleep

  • to build up their immune naturally and increase wellness

  • to compliment their skills as a holistic therapist

  • to discover the Japanese spiritual and cultural background to Reiki

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