About Shoden Classes

SHODEN CLASS

The Jikiden Reiki Association is dedicated to promoting communication among Jikiden practitioners and Jikiden teachers and to providing information about the teaching and traditional practice of a simple, effective and original form of Usui Reiki taught by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi to Wasaburo Sugano and his extended family in Ishikawa, Japan in the 1930s. Dr. Hayashi learned Reiki and the Reiki Gokai or precepts directly from Mikao Usui the founder of Reiki and was one of his 22 Reiki teachers or shihans. Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi, the cofounder of Jikiden Reiki took her first Shoden Reiki seminar from Chujiro Hayashi in Ishikawa, Japan, in 1938 at the age of 17 and she practiced and taught Reiki in Japan until she died in 2003.

The Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai was cofounded by Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi. Mr. Yamaguchi and Jikiden Reiki teachers or shihans taught by the Yamaguchis and Frank Arjava Petter are currently teaching Jikiden Reiki seminars worldwide. Tadao Yamaguchi’s highly recommended book Light on the Origins of Reiki: A Handbook for Practicing the Original Reiki of Usui and Hayashi gives a Japanese spiritual, historical and cultural context to the practice and origins of Reiki in Japan and in the world today.

The word “Jikiden” means directly handed down” in Japanese. Jikiden Reiki is closely aligned with the Reiki Gokai (Precepts) for Health and Happiness authored by Mikao Usui and its center is the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai or Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto, Japan. The Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai is the center for the teaching and practice of Jikiden Reiki.

Jikiden Reiki first level Shoden: In Jikiden Reiki Shoden a student

  • Receives three Reiju (attunements) in a two or three day seminar
  • Receives a Jikiden Reiki manual
  • Hears about the history of Reiki and of  Mikao Usui its founder’s  life
  • Hears about the history of Jikiden Reiki and the Yamaguchi family
  • Learns the meaning of the Japanese kanji in the word Reiki
  • Learns the objectives and focus of Jikiden Reiki
  • Hears, says following the teacher, and can learn the Gokai – the five Reiki Principles in Japanese
  • Does Reiki Mawashi (a method used to feel the Reiki energy flowing and to give feedback to others in the seminar)
  • Learns about the concept of Byosen
  • Learns some of Reiki’s uses and methods
  • Learns and uses the first Shirushi or symbol
  • Learns and practices Ketsueki Kokan (blood circulation technique)
  • Does Reiki Okuri (another method used to feel the Reiki energy flowing)
  • Learns Hatsurei-Ho (a method used to practice Reiki at home)
  • Has Reiki practice and exchange with their Teacher and other students
  • Receives a certificate from his/her Teacher in either English or his/her own language
  • Receives a Jikiden Reiki Seminar Attendance Record card stamped by his/her Teacher
  • Through the Teacher also receives a certificate in Japanese from the Jikiden Reiki Institute