Lineage

26
Feb

Phyllis Lei Furumoto, Grandmaster of Usui Shiki Ryoho, and successor to Hawayo Takata, will visit New York City for three days in the fall of 2018. Each day of Phyllis’ visit is designed so that different audiences have time to interact with her and to meet each other.

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 (9 am to 5:30 pm EDT)
Open to Reiki students in the lineage of John Harvey Gray
Theme: Connecting with our spiritual and initiating lineages
(Must disclose initiating Master Instructor in John Gray’s lineage.)

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 (9 am to 5:30 pm EDT)
Open to all Reiki Masters of any lineage
Theme: Teaching Reiki as a Spiritual Practice
(Must provide Master credentials.)

Sunday, November 4th, 2018 (9 am to 5:30 pm EDT)
Open to all Reiki practitioners of all levels and lineages.
Theme: Becoming a world citizen through Reiki practice
(Must provide Reiki level 1 training information.)

Event Registration: Register Online

Online Conference Participation: Web participants may register to join via the Zoom Video Conferencing service. Online conference registration is limited to ensure maximum interaction with our virtual attendees.

Location: One Spirit Learning Alliance, 247 West 36th Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10018

Questions:  ReikiCentersofAmerica@gmail.com


This is the flyer for the event:

Flyer for the November 2, 3, and 4 Reiki event in New York City with Usui Shiki Ryoho Grandmaster Phyllis Lei Furumoto.

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8
Jul

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

REIKI AND THE POWER OF ORAL TRADITION

with Grand Master Phyllis Lei Furumoto

Saturday, July 25,2015
10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
San Francisco LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER
1800 MARKET STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
WORKSHOP FEE: $100

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

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22
Jun

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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.
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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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18
Mar

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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