Radio 4 discuss Mindfulness

Mindfulness and Meditation are finally being recognised as effective tools for maintaining well-being. In this half hour Radio 4 programme, Emma Barnett explores the practice of mindfulness http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xmqdd You can quickly and easily learn mindfulness and meditation: to ease anxiety, stress and depression. Contact Jenni at the reiki-sanctuary for more details.

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 11 The Journey

The similarity between the Reiki Precepts and the Eight Fold Path although striking, is not surprising. Usui Sensei studied Buddhism and Reiki was born of Buddhist practice. This week we conclude our exploration of The Eight Fold Path. Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki, intended it to be a non-religious path to enlightenment, as well as […]

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 10 Right Concentration

This week in our exploration of the Eight Fold Path and the Reiki Precepts  we will see how all we have learnt so far culminates in ‘right concentration’. In the Mahacattarisaka Sutta the Buddha gives a detailed explanation of the Eight Fold Path and explains how each of the eight factors work together. In this […]

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 9 Right Mindfulness

This week in our exploration of the Eight Fold Path and the Reiki Precepts  we discuss the second factor that enables us to develop a concentrated mind: right mindfulness. In the Satipatthana Sutta, Buddha tells us, mindfulness is: “the direct path for the surmounting of sorrow, for the disappearance of pain and grief”. He tells […]

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 6 Right Action

Previous posts in our exploration of the Eight Fold Path and the Reiki Precepts  discussed ‘right intention’ and ‘right speech’. As intentions are often followed by words and words by actions, this week we discuss ‘right action’. In the Saccavibhanga Sutta, Buddha defines right action as: “Abstaining from killing living beings, abstaining from taking what […]

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 5 Right Speech

Last week, in our exploration of the Eight Fold Path and the Reiki Precepts we discussed the ‘intention of non-ill will and the intention of non-cruelty’. An intention is a thought and thoughts are often followed by words and actions. So this week we follow ‘right intention’ with ‘right speech’. In the Saccavibhanga Sutta right […]

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 4 Right Intention

The similarity between the Reiki Precepts and the Eight Fold Path although striking, is not surprising. Usui Sensei studied Buddhism and Reiki was born of Buddhist practice. This week we continue our exploration of The Eight Fold Path and contemplate ‘right intention’. Last week, in discussing Reiki Healing, we touched on the important role of […]

Reiki Inspired by Buddhism: 3 Right View (2)

Last week we began exploring the concept of ‘right view’ or ‘right understanding’. This involves us accepting The Four Noble Truths: All life is suffering. The cause of suffering is craving. The end of suffering comes with the release from craving. Release comes from following the Eight Fold Path. Our ‘craving’ and ‘clinging to’ causes […]