1865, Aug 15-1926, Mar 9.
Founder of Reiki.
After a long search of obtaining "the state of complete peace of mind", he had reached the enlightenment of the healing ability in 1922. It was the beginning of "Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho".
During his lifetime, he taught Reiki to over 2000 people and 20 of these students reached the Shinpiden level.
One of them is Hayashi Chujiro.
1879, Sep 15 - 1940, May 11.
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 oversea by teaching Mrs. Hawayo Takata, the grandmother of Western Reiki.
Learned Usui Reiki Ryoho from Chujiro Hayashi in 1938. Since then, she practiced Reiki on a daily basis with her relatives and friends for 65 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.
Founder of Jikiden Reiki Institute.
Tadao had been received Reiki before his birth and received his first Reiju (attunement) at the age of 5.
He started to help to do Reiki for his mother's clients at the of 15. He started to research more about many other healing method include religious healings from the age of 18. In 1995, he had met Western Reiki for the first time and in 1999, he established the Jikiden Reiki Institute with his mother, Chiyoko Yamaguchi.
He has continued to teach Jikiden Reiki in Japan and also over 10 other countries.
Pascale Leon and Joseph Stein have learned original Reiki from Sensei Tadao Yamaguchi. Without any Western influence, they both embody the spirit of Jikiden Reiki most genuinely, as its founder Mikao Usui has created it.
Pascale and Joseph have respectively been given their attunement at the Jikiden Reiki teaching Center in Kyoto. To better practice and understand Reiki, they couldn't conceive to study Reiki without getting to the roots and philosophy of this powerful healing method.
To be deeply imbued with the use of Reiki, Pascale and Joseph commit every year to return in Kyoto to meet in private their Sensei (Master) Tadao Yamaguchi, to expand further more their knowledge and the essence of a particular form of wisdom that Reiki provides.