Brian Brunius demonstrates this great technique for delivering Reiki to a seated person when you do not have a massage table for your treatment. Using this method you will not strain your back, as so often happens when doing Reiki on a bed, a sofa, or on the floor.

To find out more about classes with Brian Brunius at the NYC Reiki Center in New York City, visit: https://www.nycreikicenter.com/classes/


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Amazing healing sessions between humans and a resident wolf with a neurological disorder. One of many interactions at Earthfire Institute that deepens our understanding and connection with wildlife. For more information, visit www.earthfireinstitute.org

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Flyer for REIKI AND THE POWER OF ORAL TRADITION with Grand Master Phyllis Lei Furumoto


with Grand Master Phyllis Lei Furumoto

Saturday, July 25,2015
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

REGISTRATION: http://www.sfreikicenter.com/events

Category : About Reiki | Lineage | Reiki and Spirituality | Reiki History

Edited from a transcript of a tape recording of Mrs. Hawayo Takata.
The recording was made in 1979 when Mrs. Takata was 78 years old.

Photo of Hawayo Takata and Chujiro Hayashi

Mrs. Hawayo Takata asked her teacher, “Dr. Hayashi, will you permit and consent that I have one class free for all the people that have helped me through this year of sorrow and illness. I would like to teach them and give them a free lesson in Reiki so that they may benefit.”

Dr. Hayashi responded, “Now that you are well, you can return your gratitude by giving them treatments when they need it, but I would not hold a class for them. They will never use it for it will have no value to them because they received it free.”

Having heard that she said to herself, “Well, I have to try.” And so she gave free lessons to her best friends and waited.

One day as she was hanging laundry one friend came by and said, “My daughter didn’t go to school today because she had a little stomach ache. So I brought her to you.”

Mrs. Takata asked, “Did you give her a treatment? Didn’t you even try?”

She said, “No, why should I? You’re the expert that lives next to me. It’s easier to bring her to you than to do it myself because I know she’ll get well.”

And so that was one disappointment.

And then on the other side of the town, another friend said, “My daughter has the flu and the teacher said go home because it’s contagious. So I brought my daughter; I want you to give her a treatment.”

Mrs. Takata asked, “Didn’t I teach you?”

She said, “Yes, but why should I use it when I have a car and can run to you? You’re the expert here, and when you do it I know she is going to get well.”

Mrs. Takata responded, “You never even tried to use it?”

She said “No.”

There wasn’t any gratitude whatsoever.

Mrs. Takata hid in her house and cried. And then she looked towards Japan, and bowed her head to Dr. Hayashi, and also towards Dr. Usui’s grave. She said, “Forgive me for being wrong. I did not help any person because they did not accept this gratefully and spiritually, because they didn’t spend a penny. It is very sad, but I will turn them down hereafter.

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On Saturday, January 31st, 2015, Christopher Tellez of the San Francisco Reiki Center hosted a one-day conference featuring Phyllis Lei Furumoto, the Grandmaster of Usui Shiki Ryoho, the traditional practice of Reiki brought to America by her grandmother, Hawayo Takata. More than fifty Reiki practitioners and masters attended the event. A wonderful lunch was catered by students of the SF Reiki Center.

The theme of the workshop was “Exploring Reiki as a Spiritual Practice: An Individual Choice.” The flyer for the conference offered these details about the topic for the day. Join us for a day of discussion, introspection, connecting and community building. Phyllis Furumoto Sensei brings her profound understanding of the practice of Reiki gathered from her 40 years of personal practice and her connection with the global community. Initiated by Hawayo Takata Sensei and recognized as successor in the practice Usui Shiki Ryoho, she will address the questions regarding Reiki as a spiritual practice and a mystic order.

Students of the San Francisco Reiki Center with Brian Brunius, Christopher Tellez, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto

The top photo shows students of the San Francisco Reiki Center with Brian Brunius, Christopher Tellez, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto.

The bottom photo shows Brian Brunius, Christopher Tellez, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto at the end of the conference.

Brian Brunius, Christopher Tellez, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto

This is the flyer that was used for the event.

Flyer for the January 31, 2015 event in San Francisco, Exploring Reiki as a Spiritual Practice - An Individual Choice, with Sensei Phyllis Lei Furumoto.

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This song was presented by Ellen Montague to the Reiki community at the 2014 NW Reiki Gathering at the Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon. This recording was made of the entire gathering singing the song while Ellen Montague led us.

Ellen Montague of Salem, Oregon is a Reiki master, massage therapist, and practitioner of lomilomi, craniosacral therapy, lymphatic drainage, and much more. She can be contacted through her web site: http://www.cascadebodyworks.com

“Coming Home to Reiki” © 2010 by Ellen Montague


I’m Coming Home to Reiki
Coming home to be
In the sacred hands
of my community

From the land that feeds me
To the stars above
I’m coming home to Reiki
Home to love


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Cover of The Complete Book of Reiki Healing by Brigitte Müller and Horst H. Günther

I was recently reading Brigitte Müller and Horst H. Günther’s 1995 “A Complete Book of Reiki Healing.” In it the authors give two recipes they attribute to Hawayo Takata. I have seen similar versions of these recipes in others books, and thought it might be worth repeating them here. As many know, Takata believed that nutrition is an important foundation for health, and she was very careful about what food and drink she consumed. Following is an excerpt from pages 16 and 17 of the book.

Mrs. Takata had her own health recipes. The following are two of her recommendations:


1 small cabbage finely cut

2-3 medium-size red beets, grated raw

4 celery sticks, finely cut

1 small head of cauliflower, finely cut

1 apple (can be added for a special taste variation)

This makes a very large serving. It is recommended to reduce the size of the ingredients to make a fresh salad every day.


1 grapefruit

2 small red beets, peeled

2 handfuls of cut cabbage

1 1/2 cups of water

4 tablespoons peeled almonds

4 tablespoons sunflower seeds

Mix in a blender until completely liquid, and then add 6 tablespoons Lecithin powder and 2 tablespoons brewers yeast. Now take half the mixture and add a half gallon of spring water. Drink several glasses daily.

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