What are Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai

Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are styles that help you learn to weave the essence of Usui Reiki Ryoho as it was originally created into everyday life without complications. 

Nothing fishy, nothing odd, nothing difficult”(English translation) © Hiroshi Doi 1999.  Doi Sensei (honorable teacher), who is Japanese and jined the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in 1993, was referring to the style of Usui Reiki Ryoho that he created to teach others the original spiritual practice Mikao Usui  founded in 1922.

Each style helps you live in an energetic state of Love and Harmony

Not only do these healing universal vibrations flow to all forms of life, but they help you  to uncover your true universal self to define yourself .  When you define yourself you can move forward in the best way for you.


Through Japanese exercises your awareness expands as the healing balance and harmony of the universe flows into your daily life.

My primary sources come from completing the updated teacher’s levels in Gendai Reiki-Ho directly under Hiroshi Doi, and Komyo Reiki Kai directly under Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto.  Hiroshi Doi  has only 2 teachers, between himself and Mikao Usui, both were Gakkai presidents,  Rev Hyakuten Inamoto also has only 2 teachers between himself and Mikao Usui.  Most importantly i focused on everything each Japanese Shihan said.   


Science has computer virus prevention and flue virus prevention; Usui Reiki Ryoho is the prevention for negative thought virus that causes physical, mental ans spiritual illnesses.


What is written here is basically an introduction, what I share in classes goes far beyond what is written here.  Hiroshi Doi  wrote ‘Iyashion Gendai Reiki-ho’ to introduce Gendai Reiki-ho to the general public.  The original translation of this book in 2000 is excellent, but it is only the tip of the ice berg of what is taught in his and my classes and what is in the training manuals only available to our students,  


Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are often referred to as Original Japanese Reiki because each was created in Japan by a Japanese Shihan who has only two Shihans between himself and Usui Sensei.


Most importantly each embraces the quintessence of what Mikao Usui Sensei created after he attained enlightenment and opened to an actual piece of universal energy during his second awakening, At the same time it is recognized the difference in thinking between the East and West and many of the exercises blend Eastern with Western following the universal law of harmony. 


Mikao Usui raised three men to the level enabling each to teach his method (Usui Reiki Ryoho), and because each  person has a unique reality, those three men taught differently.  I  explain about this in my classes and my extensive student manuals.  <Learning Usui Reiki Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai>


In the first class of Shoden I, Shihan Roberta Barnes, explain both of Usui Sensei’s awakenings and the importance of his first in improving the quality of your life.


Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai guide you to weave the piece of universal vibrations of love and harmony that we have come to call Usui Reiki into your life without complications.  <Classes in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai>


Pure Usui Reiki being a piece of universal energy cannot be measured, manipulated, or touched, but it is as real as the air you breathe. <read What is Reiki>


Hiroshi Doi, who joined the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (the original society founded by Mikao Usui)  in 1993, created Gendai Reiki-Ho as a way to practice Usui Reiki Ryoho in everyday life.   In Gendai Reiki-ho we focus on the true mysteries of life and the healing beauty of universal love and harmony.


I met Hiroshi Doi the founder of Gendai Reiki Ho and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto the founder of Komyo Reiki Kai at URRI 2002 in Canada.  Each introduced us to the way in which Mikao Usui founded Usui Reiki Ryoho. <what is Reiki> 


The three powerful words I was told after asking Doi Sensei and Hyakuten Sensei a question on a break at 2002 URR international, I repeat to my students in classes and are repeated in the student manuals for each level. 


Please note that when I state that Usui Sensei said it is © Universal Copyright 1999.  Gassho (thank you with honoring you) for respecting the copyrights shown here.

Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are blissful journeys on which your awareness, without ego, expands and the quality of your life improves.

The purposes of Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai follow Usui Sensei’s essence. 

Each level is honorable and consists of a complete cycle that returns to the point of origin.

 You know each cycle has ended when you are in-balance with the mysteries of self, and the thinking mind is not involved in allowing Usui Reiki  to flow. 


“The word “reiki” was used often by spiritual therapists during (the) Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-1925) and early Showa (1926-1988) Era.  The name Usui Sensei used was “Usui Reiki Ryoho.”© 2002 Hiroshi Doi <read more>


Doing the exercises in Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai classes students often feel what is beyond description.  In classes you can come to understand the importance of mind, body, and spirit healing together as these Japanese styles  guide you to go beyond what your five senses can identify.   

Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are each complementary to modern professional scientific medicine; the emphasis placed on spiritual is because when the spirit is healed the body will follow.

  Once you resonate with universal vibrations of unconditional love and harmony you have the freedom to let go negative emotions and feel the tranquility of balance and harmony. Have you ever noticed that harmonious people are the healthiest? <learning Japanese Reiki>



Gendai Reiki-ho 

       Gendai Reiki-ho translates as Modern Reiki Method for healing, but the meaning behind the words shows it embraces the essence in which Usui Sensei created his method. It is one of the fastest growing styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho coming directly from Japan.. The Japanese Traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho was passed on to Hiroshi Doi by the 6th president of the URR Gakkai, Koyama Kimiko and other elders of the Gakkiai  as I explain in classes.. 

The ultimate goal is to reach enlightenment, which is a state of oneness with the universe that Mikao Usui Sensei achieved.  Even if you do not reach enlightenment, the journey is blissful. 

I teach Gendai Reiki Ho in the same way as I learned it from Hiroshi Doi who joined the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in 1993.  I explain in classes why and how he came to teach Gendai Reiki-ho to those wanting to learn the original spiritual practe Mikao Usui created. 


In classes I share what Doi Sensei said is the essence of the great universe.


Hiroshi Doi’s dojo in Japan is called Gendai Reiki Healing Kyokai. He presents the spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1920s and 1930’s in Japan.  I first completed the level allowing me to teach Gendai Reiki ho under a Canadian Gendai Reiki-ho Shihan who studied with Doi Sensei.  I then completed the updated Shihan level directly under Doi Sensei because I wanted to make certain I was able to teach in the essence in which Usui Sensei founded his spiritual practice. 


Gendai Reiki-Ho is a teaching style approved of by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. The style taught within the Gakkai, and any written materials that survived the WWII bombings are not shared with anyone who is not a Gakkai member, and no one except Gakkai members know exactly what goes on inside the Gakkai.  All that is known is that the essence of the strong yet beautiful healing art Mikao Usui created has been preserved.  At one time this society was called Usui Shiki Ryoho Gakkai; names may change but the essence does not, if embraced,   


  As you have noted on the Reiki training page the levels to be a Shihan of Gendai Reiki Ho are Shoden, Okuden, Shinpiden and then the teacher’s level Gokuikaiden.  Gokuikaiden is the Shihan or master instructor level. 


After spending hundreds of hours studying and even more practicing a person can be call her or himself Shihan (master instructor or teacher of high standing). 


Hiroshi Doi teaches to do your best, and then allow the universe to take care of the rest.


Gendai Reiki-Ho is not a new school of Usui Reiki, but a new way to practice Usui Reiki Ryoho by bringing Mikao Usui’s teachings into modern daily life.  Many of Gendai Reiki-ho’s philosophical concepts are Japanese, mainly coming from the Usui Reiki Gakkai; they not part of Western Reiki, which is why many people who  have completed any level of Western Reiki go on to study Gendai Reiki-ho.


Learning Gendai Reiki Ho


In one of Hiroshi Doi’s books translated into English in 2000 he writes, “Usui Sensei taught regular members healing for themselves and other, like joy of life and enhancement of happiness.”  © Hiroshi Doi 2000  



Komyo Reiki Kai

Komyo Reiki Kai also comes directly from Japan and like Gendai Reiki Ho details the essence of the spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded.   Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto (Hyakuten Sensei to me) says “Komyo Reiki presents Usui Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1930’s in Japan. 

It is from the teachings of Dr. Chuujiro Hayashi as learned by his student Mrs. Chiyoku Yamaguchi 1938 to 1940.  Hyakuten Sensei (honorable teacher) studied directly under Yamaguchi Sensei. 


Being a Buddhist monk Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto places emphasis on spiritual unfoldment through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for “satori” or enlightenment. “Komyo Reiki Kai is a “keep-it-simple” Reiki system and practice while recognizing the depth of true healing in mind/body/spirit together. 


I teach as I learned from Hyakuten Inamoto in 2003. Because I respect the wisdom of my Shihans I honor them by not changing the styles.


Learning Komyo Reiki Kai


The more peace and balance we cultivate in our lives through Usui Reiki practice, the more we directly experience what Mikao Usui called “the miraculous medicine of all diseases.”  

Komyo Reiki Kai’s purposes are . .


How to raise your energy level



Both Gendai Reiki Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai are styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho as it was understood and traditionally practiced in Japan in the 1920s and 1930s, without being altered by other practices.  Usui Sensei never claimed that his method was better than any other as after attaining enlightenment he was without ego at all times and in all places. <simple yet profound>


Mikao Usui founded his spiritual practice around his connection with the piece of universal energy, which is the source of all energy, so there is no way to make the energy we call Usui Reiki any better. When a person tries to make universal energy better or tries to direct it, he or she creates inharmonic vibrations. 


You go to a medical doctor because there is something wrong with you and he gives that wrong a name.  With Japanese Usui Reiki you go to  a practitioner or Shihan to have your mind, body and spirit return to its natural state of well-being for you at that junction in time.  Usui Reiki Ryoho complements professional medical care and all other positive healing modalities. <what is Reiki>


Knowing your true-self is the true magic in life.  <learning Gendai Reiki-ho and Kkomyo Reiki Kai>.


The Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai that I teach is complementary healing.  In the hours of study you discover that the spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded goes far beyond what is commonly thought of as hands-on-healing.  

After Reiki energy circles adding a restroom to my healing studio I decided to take a photographs to send to a friend.  As you can see, my dog slipped into the photo. 

The camera also captured something else. If you look closely you can see what is felt but not always seen with the human eye The circle are universal love and harmony  that has joined with the air atoms from the years of Usui Reiki flowing in classes and healing sessions.

This is not unique to my healing studio, when negative is cleared and Usui Reiki sills the air circles can sometimes be seen on flim. 


While the mind, body and spirit are best when in balance and surrounded by harmony, we are also at our best when our environment in balance and with harmony.  In the Shoden  (beginning level)  you are introduced on how to remove any inharmonic vibrations from any material item or space, and replace with universal love and harmony.


 Vis medicatrix naturae (the healing power of life) is naturally inside all of us, it is affected by all that is around us, and like Ki is stronger in some then in others.  Your Ki and all your authentic abilities are enhanced through the study of Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho.  <learning Gendai Reiki-ho and Kkomyo Reiki Kai>

 Many things can be learned from a book or in a one-day class, but the spiritual practice of Usui Reiki Ryoho is not one of these things. The empowerments (attunement) you receive are just the beginning.   


Each level in Usui Reiki Ryoho requires time for your mind, body and spirit to assimilate with that which is new to you. Universal energy will begin to flow as soon as your pathway has been opened by a qualified Usui Reiki Shihan (teacher), but to resonate with this energy new to you and embrace Byosen Reikan ho takes time and practice. 


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The Principal of the universe is vibrations and everything in our world gives off its own vibration. The form of universal energy commonly called Usui Reiki contains the universal vibrations of unconditional love and harmony, the most powerful of vibrations.  Consequently, Reiki that is pure can enhance everything and requires nothing to increase its strength. 


Some factual history of this gentle yet powerful energy commonly called Reiki appears on the What is Reiki page 

If your personal experience tells you that the saying, “another door opens when one closes” is not true, perhaps you were so focused on the door that closed that you did not even notice the one that opened.  

Learning this spiritual practice that Mikao Usui founded can help you to focus on the now, so that you are aware of the opening doors.  

If you have decided you would like to study either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki at my Natural Healing & Learning Center, certified by Gendai Reiki Kyokai, located in Windsor Maine, USA, visit either the Learning Gendai Reiki-ho & Komyo Reiki Kai  page or classes and workshops page .   I will also travel to various locations to teach if there is a group of people wanting to learn.


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