Reiki Australia honours Reiki branches which have a lineage traceable to the founder of the system of Reiki, Mikao Usui. We are delighted to present Komyo ReikiDo in Reiki Australia's ongoing series "Voices of Reiki". The author of this article, Sally Wain, is an accredited Komyo ReikiDo Shihan (Reiki master).
Komyo ReikiDo was founded by Hyakuten Inamoto, a Pure Land (Jōdo Shū) Buddhist monk, and respected international Reiki teacher.
After much research into the original teachings of Mikao Usui, Hyakuten Inamoto developed a pathway to spiritual awakening and growth in 1998 which he called Komyo Reiki Kai. The change of name to Komyo ReikiDo in 2016, reflects the emphasis on spiritual teachings. ‘Komyo’ (pronounced ‘koh-mee-yoh’) means ‘Great Light’ or ‘enlightenment’, ‘Reiki’ is the ‘Energy of the Universe’ and ‘Do’ (pronounced ‘dough’ in Japanese) means ‘way’ or ‘path’, especially when referring to spiritual practices and training.
The teachings of Hyakuten Inamoto are based on the Japanese ascetic of ‘less is more’ and emphasise the spiritual aspect of Reiki Ryoho (‘Reiki Healing Art’). Hyakuten Inamoto shares Mikao Usui’s belief that in healing the mind through spiritual development, the body is better able to heal itself.
Komyo ReikiDo is about simplicity of practice which has profound benefits: ‘Place your hands, surrender and smile’ is the practice motto. The purpose is to improve both mind and body by maintaining good health through Reiki Ryoho. Komyo ReikiDo is about hands on healing and spiritual development as a gateway or path to ‘Absolute Inner Peace’, or in Japanese ‘Anshin Ritsumei’. Spiritual practice lessens the ego and in doing so, we begin to cling less and surrender to Reiki. As the ego subsides, the clearer Reiki channels we become, merging with the universe and others. Komyo Reiki assists in relieving the difficulties of life and provides a path of self-healing. Komyo ReikiDo is about healing both mind and body; like two sides of a coin, there is no separation.
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Hyakuten Inamoto will be conducting seminars in two locations, Melbourne and Gold Coast, in October 2017. The training offered is for existing Reiki Masters, in any branch of Reiki, who wish to learn all four levels of Komyo ReikiDo. The Melbourne seminar is organised by Reiki Australia member, Sally Wain, the author of this article. Details can be found on the events page.