Photo of Brian Brunius and Diane Domondon in front of the Kurama-dera temple atop Mount Kurama in Kyoto, Japan

My Master Initiation Day

Training as a traditional Reiki master is one of the most challenging endeavors I’ve ever undertaken. I regularly quipped, “If I ever make it through this program, we’re going to the top of Mount Kurama for the initiation!” That seemed, at those times, as impossible as finishing the program. Well, Reiki delivers. Here’s how my…

In Gratitude to Phyllis Furumoto

We say in every first degree class, “Reiki flows through lineage.” Literally, we connect to the energy through the teachers before us. We accomplish this by teaching and initiating our students precisely as Brian was taught by his teachers, and as Brian teaches all of his Master students, including me. Face to face, hand to…

Photo of Brian Brunius presenting Diane Domondon her Reiki Master Certificate, May 10, 2019 on Mount Kurama, Japan

A New NYC Reiki Master

On May 10, 2019, Diane Domondon of Queens, New York, was initiated by Brian Brunius as a Reiki Master. Diane was in Reiki training for more than four years and underwent several years of Master preparation before her Master initiation. Her training culminated during a sacred pilgrimage to the historic Reiki sites of Japan, led…

Photo of Brian Brunius teaching a student in the Certified Reiki Practitioner training program at NYC Reiki Center.

Introducing the Certified Reiki Practitioner Training Program

This past weekend, the NYC Reiki Center launched our first Certified Reiki Practitioner training program for second-degree students seriously considering establishing a Reiki business, and for those seeking guidance and mentoring in their professional practice. I’m grateful to participate in this class, and excited to see these students develop into highest-standard Reiki professionals and find their own…