Category Archives: Chiyoko Yamaguchi

Memories of Chiyoko Yamaguchi sensei

When you talk about traditional (jikiden) reiki, there always pops up the name of our beloved sensei Chiyoko Yamaguchi, direct reiki descendant and student of Dr. Hayashi sensei and the co-founder (together with her son Tadao Yamaguchi) of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai in Kyoto.

Everybody who was lucky to have met her and studied with her described her as a lovely, warm hearted and also very open minded and curious lady. Looking at her pictures and her beautiful smile makes you feel directly loved and full of inner peace.

Thank you Chiyoko sensei for sharing your love for reiki with your son Tadao sensei and all of us.

Have a look at THIS LINK  with lots of photos and personal comments about her.

(photo courtesy of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai )


By: Nabila G. Welk, Jikiden Reiki shihan (teacher)

What does a pure and direct Reiki lineage involve?

What does it mean when we talk about a pure and direct Reiki lineage?

For somebody who starts to get interested in Reiki, reading about a Reiki lineage does not always make sense.

It is really simple, it means the direct transmission of Usui Reiki Ryoho, starting with its founder Mikao Usui, without interruptions and passed on generations by generations to this very day.

Usui Reiki Ryoho has its roots with its founder Mikao Usui and a huge tree with many branches nowadays.

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Have you ever heard people saying, for example: that for practising Reiki you must dress in white? That you cannot receive Reiki or worse, attune students, when you have your menstruation? That you cannot receive Reiki, when you are already a Reiki master and the giver is only first or second level, that Mikao Usui was a Christian missionary….and so on…..

I frequently get asked about things like that and am stunned sometimes, about the mis-concepts in and about Reiki.

Lots of this mistaken information is still from times, when we did hardly know anything about Usuis life and the Reiki history. Teacher, who studied Reiki and never updated their knowledge with new developments about the origins, give these ideas to their students, who give them to theirs and so on…. All in good faith, Continue reading QUESTIONS & DOUBTS