Jikiden Reiki North American Congress was held in 2019 in Vancouver B.C.
"Thank you for those of you who participated in the Congress!
Our extended gratitude to all speakers, volunteers and sponsors!
For those of you who were inspired at the Congress, please bring the heart back to your home and share with others <3 " Congress core team, Mari Okazaki, Sue Yasuko Tedaka, Shoko Kawamura, Paul Sexton and Marius Bocu.
Invitation from Jikiden Reiki Institute
"The heart of Jikiden Reiki"
Written by Sue Yasuko Tedaka, Shihan,
Congress core team
Why was Usui Reiki Ryoho born from Japan and not from another culture?
Simply, the core concept of Reiki is deeply rooted in Japanese culture and society. (Japanese philosophy)
Chiyoko Yamaguchi was one of the last students of Hayashi Sensei. At this Congress, we have this great opportunity to learn and listen from Chiyoko sensei’s students and people who had known Chiyoko sensei.
Chiyoko Sensei learned Reiki in 1938, before the Japanese philosophy was largely influenced by Western philosophy.
You will learn the attitude toward Reiki teachings the time before it had been influenced.
Experiencing a bit of Japanese culture and learning ancient Japanese philosophy which will give you a more concrete base of Reiki teaching in your daily life.
Meeting with Gabrielle who has successfully established the Jikiden Reiki Association in Canada, will allow you to bring knowledge back to consider establishing a similar Association in other parts of North America.
I am originally from Japan and have been living in Canada for many years, having experienced living in both cultures, I can see what created the” lost in translation” and the lack of understanding in some parts of the original Japanese Reiki in North America.
Yamaguchi family took so much courage to re-establish the original Japanese Reiki, the Reiki without Western influence.
If you ever have a chance to visit Japan, you will experience the spiritual influence in their daily routine and makes it easier to understand what I meant to say.
I wish I had better words to describe.
Yasuko Tedaka (Sue)