Jikiden Reiki Training

Jikiden Reiki seminars replicate those taught by Chujiro Hayashi as attended in the 1930s by Chiyoko Yamaguchi, her sister and other family members.

​The Jikiden Reiki practitioner workshops consist of the following levels:

  • Shoden and Okuden courses are taught together usually over 3 consecutive days, however a teacher may choose to deliver the same course content over more days or each course on separate weekends

  • Shoden – parts 1, 2, and 3 are taught over 2 days, however, a teacher might choose to deliver the same content over a longer period

  • Okuden – parts 1 and 2 are taught over 1 day, however, a teacher might choose to deliver the same content over 2 days

Meoto Iwa Wedded Rocks in Futaminoura, Ise Präfektur, Japan
Majestic autumn scenery of foggy valley at Carpathian mountain range at early morning sunrise. Beautiful tonal perspective wide angle panorama.


During this workshop you will:

  • receive 3 Reiju. Please note that Reiju is not a blessing, but the origin of Western Reiki “attunement”
  • learn about the history of Reiki
  • learn about the 5 principles Usui devised and the history behind them
  • learn how to treat people using the concept of byosen (feeling for areas that have more toxins and require treatment)
  • learn the importance behind a symbol used in areas that need more Reiki and how and when to use it
  • learn a massage treatment taught by Mikao Usui and further enhanced by Chujiro Hayashi as a consequence of his medical training
  • learn techniques for enhancing the sensitivity in your hands and practicing at home
  • give and receive Reiki treatments and have practice sessions with other participants
Shoden Level
Beautiful view of the famous Japanese Maple Tree from Portland Japanese Garden


During the next level, Okuden, you will:

  • receive 2 Reiju
  • learn about distant healing and the Jumon used to send Reiki to people anywhere in the world
  • learn a powerful method to heal psychological problems on yourself and others. This method can be used to help with minor inconveniences such as worry or nervousness, habits such as smoking or drinking too much or more difficult psychological issues such as depression or trauma
  • It is possible to treat yourself and others physically after doing the Shoden level and go on to do Okuden later if you choose to. However, some people prefer to do both Shoden and Okuden together. This is often done as a 3 day course.
  • Course details

    Individual teachers can increase the length of the course, but they cannot decrease them

  • Number of participants

    There can be anywhere from 2-6 participants per teacher in the seminars.

  • Course Fees

    Course Fees are set by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan and are reviewed every two years. Contact the teacher you wish to learn with to book a place on a course.

    The prices include the textbook fees, registration with the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan, a traditional Japanese certificate and an English certificate.

Okuden Level

Further Levels

  • Following Shoden & Okuden, students can take Shihankaku (Assistant Teacher) and Shihan (Teacher) levels at a later date.

Repeating the courses

It was recommended that students re-join the workshops at regular intervals to receive Reiju (attunements). This is at a reduced cost…

  • All Jikiden Reiki Shihan (teachers) pass on what they have been taught as as it was originally passed on to them and use the course material issued by the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Japan.

  • The cost to learn is set by the Institute to try and make it equitable around the world.

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