Reiki Share and Learn Group

Reiki Share and Learn Group in Derby, for Reiki Practitioners of all levels. In our June ‘Reiki Share and Learn Group’ we’ll explore some of Buddha’s teachings. Buddha and Usui Sensei intended their teachings to be a non-religious path to enlightenment. The Reiki Precepts are clearly a simplified version of the Buddha’s teachings. The Reiki […]

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: 8 Right Effort

Previous posts in our exploration of the Eight Fold Path and the Reiki Precepts¬† explored those factors of the path that aid us in developing moral discipline. In the next few weeks we’ll explore those factors that enable us to develop a concentrated mind. Walking this Eight Fold Path does require sustained effort. This is […]

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 […]

Reiki inspired by Buddhism: 1 The Eight Fold Path

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. Reiki is both learned and experienced. You cannot become a Reiki practitioner just by reading a book. The same is true for Buddhism: reading the suttas and actually […]

The Reiki Precepts: 6 Daily Meditation

The Reiki Precepts are a set of guidelines by which we may live our lives, and combined with Reiki healing, offer us a path to enlightenment. Over the last few weeks, we have explored how we can put the Reiki Precepts into action. The final guideline in the Reiki Precepts, literally translated, reads: “every morning […]