Exploring the West Midlands and finding some beautiful meditation spaces out in the green. Meditation comes in many forms. Walking in the green is one of my favorites. Just take your time, stop often…and observe…listen…sense…Enjoy! Middleton Lakes, Tamworth, Staffordshire I love walking this area for its variety of habitats. From Middleton Hall’s formal gardens, you […]
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.
I’ve added a series of photo’s to the website, illustrating the ‘beginners guide’ hand positions for a reiki healing session.
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 […]
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 […]
Last week in our exploration of the Eight Fold Path and the Reiki Precepts, we discussed our moral values and how they effect our conscience. As earning our living takes up much of our time, in order to be happy, our livelihood should agree with our moral values. The Reiki Precepts teach us to ‘work […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]