Dr. Mikao Usui (1865-1926)
The founder of Reiki.
After a long search of obtaining, “the state of complete peace of mind,” he had reached enlightenment in 1922. It was the beginning of “Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho.” During his lifetime, he taught Reiki to over 2000 people, with twenty of these students reaching the Shinpiden level, including Hayashi Chujiro.
Chijiro Hayashi(林忠次郎) (1879-1940)
A disciple of Mikao Usui. Became Shihan in 1925.
As a former naval physician, he employed Reiki to treat his patients. He made his branch, “Hayashi Reiki Kenkyu-kai” at his master Usui’s suggestion, but kept the way of teaching as “Usui Reiki Ryoho.” He played a major role in bringing Reiki overseas by teaching Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who became the grandmother of Western Reiki.
Chiyoko Yamaguchi (山口千代子) (1921-2003)
She learned Usui Reiki Ryoho from Chujiro Hayashi in 1938. She practiced Reiki on a daily basis with her relatives and friends for more than sixty-five years. In 1995, she realized Reiki had spread to the world for the first time. In 1999, she established the Jikiden Reiki Institute with her son, Tadao Yamaguchi, and taught Reiki in the same way she had been taught, based on the old materials, notes, photos, and memories.
Tadao Yamaguchi(山口忠夫) (1952-)
Founder of Jikiden Reiki Institute.
Tadao had been receiving Reiki even before his birth, and received his first Reiju (attunement) at the age of five. He started to help doing Reiki for his mother’s clients at the age of fifteen. He started to research more about many other healing method include religious healings from the age of eighteen. In 1995, he had met Western Reiki for the first time, and 1999, he established the Jikiden Reiki Institute with Chiyoko Yamaguchi. He has continued to teach Jikiden Reiki in Japan, and also over 10 other countries. Tadao comes to Vancouver every spring and travels to Halifax in a fall to conduct seminars.
Meltem Oner (me!)
Meltem Oner has been in the healing arts for over fifteen years. She was trained in Usui reiki sixteen years ago, She then learned and taught for many years Kundalini Reiki and Gold reiki in different parts of the world including, New York City, Istanbul and Vancouver to name a few. She is also a yoga teacher and a world traveled Life Coach.
After many qualifications and trainings, Meltem encountered Jikiden Reiki and it changed her life in so many ways and forms. It not only brought miraculous healing to herself, friends and family physically but has also helped her in her spiritual journey. She is now extremely passionate about spreading Jikiden Reiki to the rest of the world and she can not wait to share this divine gift with YOU.