Usui Reiki Ryoho (Healing Art)


Reiki is a Japanese term.
Rei means something Miraculous, Ethereal, Transcendental and Sacred.
Ki means the atmosphere or something subtle or the energy of the universe.  
The Japanese words Reiki can be defined as a miraculous and sacred energy of the universe, which sustains all life.
Reiki is the name, used by Usui Sensei, for the universal/cosmic energy.

Five Reiki Precepts

Usui Reiki Ryoho Kyogi (Principles)

Secret method to invite happiness
Miraculous medicine to cure all diseases
Today only
Do not anger
Do not worry
With thankfulness
Work diligently
Be kind to others

Morning and evenings
With Gassho hands
Bearing them in mind
Chant them

Mind/body improvement
Usui Reiki Healing Art

Founder: USUI Mikao Sensei (1865-1926)

-As translated by  INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei



Reiki Principles

The ideals are guidelines for living in a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value and benefit. Healing the Mind Body Spirit by consciously improving oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience.
Clients must accept responsibility and have an active commitment to improve themselves.

Usui Mikao Sensei (1865-1926)

"Usui Reiki Ryoho (healing art) is to be made available for the good of humankind, so that anyone may be blessed with this heavenly gift, that the soul and body may be as one, and heaven sent well being may be realized in one's life" -USUI Mikao Sensei (1865-1926)

USUI Mikao Sensei (1865-1926)

Usui Mikao is the founder of Reiki Ryoho (healing method). He attained enlightenment, and a healing ability as a godsend was bestowed upon him in 1922 at the age of 57 while he was fasting/ meditating on Mt.Kurama-yama in Kyoto, the ancient capital city of Japan.

He was born on August 15,1865 in the village of Taniai- mura(village) in the Yamagata-gun (country) , Gifu-fen (perfecture) in Japan.

He is descended from Chiba Tsunetane. His father's name was Taneuji, and was commonly called Uzaemon. His mother was from the Kawai Family.
April 11, 1922: Usui Mikao Sensei settled in Harajuku, Aoyama,Tokyo and set up the Gakkai to teach Reiki Ryoho and give treatments.

September of the 12th year (A.D.1923), there was a great earthquake and a conflagration broke out. Everywhere there were groans of pains from the wounded. Sensei, feeling pity for them, went out every morning to go around the town, and he cured and saved an inumerable number of people.

Due to his respected and far reaching reputation, many people from local districts wished to invite him. Sensei, accepting the invitations, went to Kure, and then to Hiroshima and Saga, and reached Fukuyama. Unexpectedly, he became ill and passed away there. It was March 9 of the 15th year of Taisho (A.D. 1926), aged 62.
Memorial of the merits of Usui Sensei,
the founder of Reiki (Reiki Ryoho)

February, the 2nd year of Showa (A.D.1927)
Composed by: Okada Masayuki, Doctor of Literature Ju-sanmi (subordiante, 3rd rank), Kun-santo (the 3rd order of Merit)

Translated by Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei

Usui Memorial

The stone was placed by Usui Mikao's students from the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai.
It is located at the Saihoji Temple in Tokyo.

The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Society) built this memorial to honor       Usui Sensei

"Reiho Choso Usui Sensei Kudoku No Hi"
大杉権現 (Osugi-gongen)
Kurama-yama is Reiki's Birthplace, a sacred  mountain north of Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. USUI Mikao Sensei  attained enlightenment and a healing ability in 1922  at the age of 57 while fasting and meditating in the sacred mountain.

大杉権現 (Osugi-gongen)

HAYASHI Chujiro Sensei (1879-1940)
  • A captain of then Imperial Navy of Japan, enrolled in the 30th class of the Naval Academy in December,1899, and graduated in December, 1902.
  • He was initiated into Shinpiden (Teacher's Degree) in 1925 after his retirement from the Navy, and opened his Reiki clinic at Higashi-shinano-cho, Tokyo.
  • He was one of the directors of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai.
  •  He made 13 Shihans (teachers), and two of them were women, namely his wife, Mrs. Hayashi Chie, and Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who brought Reiki to the West.
  • He passed away by committing suicide.
Hawayo Takata (1900-1980)
Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the West.

Hawayo TAKATA (1900-1980)

  • A Japanese-American born on December 24, 1900, on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

  • She was diagnosed with a serious gall bladder disease. She made a trip to Japan and was treated with Reiki by Hayashi sensei. She recovered completely in four months.

  • Hayashi sensei visited Mrs. Takata in Hawaii in 1938 and initiated her into Shinnpiden (Reiki Shihan or Teacher).

  • Brought Reiki to the West.

  • Between 1970 and 1980, Mrs. Takata has initiated 22 Reiki Teachers (so-called Reiki Masters in the West).

  • There are now tens of thousands of Reiki Masters and millions of people practicing Reiki throughout the world.

Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei (Founder, Komyo Reiki Kai)

Komyo Reiki Kai, the system INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei has created, presents Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1930's in Japan. This system places emphasis on spiritual enfoldment through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for "satori" or enlightenment.

Komyo Reiki Kai Motto:
Go placidly in the midst of praise or blame!

(kissa ko) A cup of tea, a cup of enlightenment!

Usui Reiki Ryoho Energy Lineage of Lilia


  • USUI Mikao Sensei
  • HAYASHII Chujiro Sensei 
  • YAMAGUCHI Chiyoko Sensei
  • INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei
  • MARQUEZ, Lilia V.
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