Reiki master initiation and awarding of certificates to Simon John Light, New York City, May 22, 2022

A New Reiki Master for Puglia, Italy

On May 22, 2022, I initiated Simon John Light of New York City and Puglia, Italy as a Reiki Master in the Usui System of natural Healing, Usui Shiki Ryoho. Simon, who was already a trained and licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist, excelled during his Reiki Master training. He was returned to Italy where he…

Brian Brunius giving Reiki to Racquel Borromeo on her Reiki Master initiation Day, May 22, 2022

A New NYC Reiki Master

On May 22, 2022, Brian Brunius initiated Racquel Borromeo of New York City as a Reiki Master in the system of Usui Shiki Ryoho. Racquel, or Racqui as her friends call her, is a gifted Reiki practitioner and an excellent Reiki teacher. She has established her own private practice in New York City and is…

Photo of Diane Domondon on Mount Kurama with the roots of the Osugi Gongen visible behind her

Finding My Roots in Reiki: The Master Project in My Reiki Teacher Training

In our initiating lineage, Master training requires the execution of a project that explores a question that arises within ourselves about Reiki. The idea of a Master project was daunting and, frankly, irksome in the light of 2,000 recorded hours of Reiki practice and 12 weekends devoted to auditing and co-teaching classes, also required of…

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…

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…

Photo of Clara Diebold receiving her Reiki Master Certificate from Brian Brunius of the NYC Reiki Center

Boston Reiki! A NEW MASTER!

On October 31, 2018, Clara Diebold of Cambridge, Massachusetts, completed her 2-year Reiki Master Apprenticeship. Clara is the founder of Reiki Boston, holds a Masters degree in counseling, and is also a certified practitioner of Eden Energy Medicine. She studied and practiced Reiki for years with John Harvey Gray and Lourdes Gray.