Gendai™ Reiki Classes in Greater Houston: An Overview
Question and Answers
What is GendaiTM Reiki-ho?
Gendai™ Reiki-ho is a form of Reiki that was developed by Mr. Hiroshi Doi. Mr. Doi trained in Western Style Reiki and is a member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (the original society in Japan). He is the author of the book Iyashino Gendai Reiki-ho. His school of Reiki is called Gendai™ Reiki Healing Kyokai. “Gendai” means modern, and “ho” means method, so Gendai™ Reiki-ho translates into Modern Reiki Method and is mainly a Japanese style of Reiki.
Gendai™ Reiki is based on methods used in the original Reiki society (Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai), including older techniques which are no longer taught in Western Style Reiki classes. Mr. Doi combines other concepts, techniques, and methods from other forms of Japanese Reiki, Western Reiki and other healing modalities he studied and learned. Much of the philosophical concepts in the material are not part of Western Reiki and may interest those who already have Reiki Training.
Certified Gendai™ Reiki-ho Shihans (teachers) teach Gendai Reiki in 4 levels just like Mr. Doi, and they use translations of his original material. The 4 levels are Shoden, Okuden, Shinpiden and Gokuikaiden, the latter being the master or teacher level.
Generally these classes are only offered to students who have already attained the Level 3/Master level from another teacher, and are taught as an addendum to their Reiki training. Other Gendai™ classes assume that you are already familiar with Reiki concepts, have a working knowledge of Reiki, and have a lot of experience practicing the Reiki Method on yourself and others. The classes that Spiritual, Health, and Wellness Center offers assumes that you have had no prior Reiki training, and more detail and practice is given in these classes and tend to last a full day rather than half a day.
Gendai™ Reiki 1 Beginner Shoden Level
This class is the first level of Usui Reiki Ryoho. Shoden means “The Entrance, or first teachings”, so the focus of this class is to help the student learn how to heal themselves. The student is provided with a manual, on-line access to the correct Japanese pronunciations of the terms, written exercises to enhance personal and subtle energy development, the Shoden Level Reiju (3 or 4 attunements), and a Certificate of Completion.
Several books are also suggested to the student as part of the class to help them learn more about the Reiki Method. They are The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr. Mikao Usui by Frank Arjava Petter, and Reiki Fire, by Frank Arjava Petter.
The students will learn the history of Reiki, the differences between western style and traditional style Reiki, how energy systems work and how information is communicated. Emphasis is placed on learning the 5 principles, or Gokai, and their use in every day life and how they can help us achieve happiness.
Japanese Techniques taught in the level include: Byosan Reikan-ho, Hibiki, Shudan Reiki, Tanden Chiryo-ho, Nentatsu-ho, Jakigirijoka-ho, Kenyoku-ho, Hikari no Kokyu-ho, and Gassho Kokyu-ho. The students will learn the basic hand positions to work on themselves, and will be shown how to work on others, although the emphasis of this class is on personal growth, development, and healing. First the mind heals, then the body. Class sizes are limited to 8, and classes generally are held from 8 am to 5 pm. This course is approved for 8 CE hours through the NCBTMB
Gendai Reiki 2 Okuden Level
Gendai Reiki 1 is required before taking this class. And in respect for Sensei Usui’s 21 day meditation, we ask that students practice self-reiki and recite the Gokai twice daily for at least 21 days before taking this class.
This class is the second level of Usui Reiki Ryoho. Okuden means “Inner Teachings”, so the focus of this course is achieving a deeper understanding to Sensei Usui’s teachings. This is achieved by learning shirushi (symbols) and kotodama (mantras) as focusing tools.
The student is provided with a manual, on-line access to the correct Japanese pronunciations of the terms, written exercises to enhance personal and energetic development, the Okuden Level Reiju, and a Japanese Certificate of Completion.
The students will learn more about the energy systems and how to heal on an emotional level, as well as sending energy long distance. For more detailed information about some of the techniques, the students need to purchase the book The Hayashi Reiki Manual by Frank Arjava Petter prior to the class. Students will also need to purchase Reiki for The Heart and Soul by Amy Rowland, as this book will be discussed and used as a reference for the Shinpiden, or Third Reiki Level. This class will also prepare the student to become a professional Reiki Practitioner, should they choose. The students are introduced to appropriate ethical and hygienic practices. Class sizes are limited, and are generally held from 8 am to 5 pm. This course is approved for 8 CE hours through the NCBTMB.
Gendai Reiki 3 Advanced Shinpiden Level
Gendai Reiki 1 and Gendai Reiki 2 are required before taking this class. In addition, the student must log at least 20 sessions and provide proof of working on other people or animals.
It is recommended that the student wait at least 9 months to a year before taking this class, but it should be taken at the student’s comfort level in working with energy. This is the third level of Usui Reiki Ryoho. Shinpiden means “Mystery Teachings”, and this course deepens the student’s journey toward self-discovery and healing, which continues long after the student has completed the Shinpiden Level. Please note, this course does not teach the student how to teach others the Reiki Technique.
The student is provided with a manual, on-line access to correct Japanese pronunciations of the terms, written exercises to enhance personal and energetic development, the Shinpiden Level Reiju, shirushi, kotodoma, and a Certificate of Completion.
This class reviews the Gokai principles again in more detail as a tool to deepen self-discovery and healing. The students will complete the exercises in the book Reiki for The Heart and Soul to help them explore their own spiritual growth and development and explore what the Gokai principles mean to them. Class size is limited, and generally lasts from 8 am to 5 pm. This course is approved for 8 CE hours through the NCBTMB