Reiki – Jin Kei Do

In the late 1800’s, a Japanese scholar named Mikao Usui undertook an extensive study of healing phenomena as brought forth through history’s greatest spiritual leaders. ” Through his studies he developed (or some say rediscovered) the healing modality he came to call Reiki.

The popularized form of Reiki is a lineage taught to Mrs. Hawayo Takata by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. However Hayashi had other students.

“Reiki Jin Kei Do, another lineage of Reiki, progressed from Dr. Hayashi to Sensei Takeuchi, a Zen monk, and then to one of his students, Seiji Takamori. All these Reiki Masters received the empowerments and meditations originally transmitted by Mikao Usui. Takamori, born in 1907, became a monk and a Reiki Master under Takeuchi. He felt a deep desire to search for the origins of Reiki, so he embarked on a 20 year journey to India, Nepal, and Tibet. After a long search, he found a few monks belonging to a special sect who practiced the Buddho System of Healing, a method similar but more complete than Reiki. Seiji spent many years studying this method with these monks.

After receiving all the secret teachings and energy transmissions, he returned to teach meditation and healing to whomever was ready to receive this precious gift, which he then called EnerSense. In 1990, he taught Ranga Premaratna the four stages of EnerSense and also the teachings and empowerments of Reiki, as transmitted in this very spiritual Buddhist lineage. Premaratna later called this lineage Reiki Jin Kei Do – Reiki in the Way of Compassion and Wisdom.

Esther-Maria Lindner, founder of Kindled Spirit, is an Accredited Reiki Practitioner & Master. She started Reiki Jin Kei Do training with Ann Smith in Brisbane in 2001. Read more about her education in her biography section.

If you have any more questions or would like to book your first session or enroll into the next workshop contact Esther on 0423949377 or email her

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