Hyakuten Inamoto is a non-sectarian, Japanese Buddhist monk from Kyoto, Japan. He studied all levels of Reiki with Chiyoko Yamaguchi, a student of Chujiro Hayashi. Hayashi was a student of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki Ryoho.
After learning from Yamaguchi and doing much research into the original teachings, Inamoto developed the Komyo Reiki Kai system in 1998 and began holding classes.
Internationally known as an authority on Reiki, Inamoto has been an invaluable consultant and translator to many authors including “The Reiki Sourcebook”, by Bronwen and Frans Stiene, and “REIKI – A Comprehensive Guide”, by Pamela Miles.
Komyo Reiki Kai® follows the teachings of Usui Sensei and focuses on healing not only the body, but most importantly, the soul or spirit. Usui believed that with spiritual improvement, the body would naturally be better capable of healing itself. Inamoto shares this belief.
Komyo = Great light or enlightenment
Reiki = Energy of the Universe
Kai = Association or group
Komyo Reiki Kai®, the system Inamoto has created, presents Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1930’s in Japan. This system places emphasis on spiritual development through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for “satori” or enlightenment.
Komyo Reiki is a “keep-it-simple” Reiki system and practice. Our practice motto is: “Place your hands, Surrender, and Smile.”
There are four levels in the Komyo Reiki Kai system:
- Shoden: This introduction to Reiki teaches the basics of hands-on healing for self, family and friends, as well as energetic concepts, spiritual principles, and meditations to support your practice.
- Chuden: This intermediate level teaches Japanese healing techniques for focusing energy, mental/emotional healing, and distance healing. Additional traditional Japanese energetic and meditative practices are taught for personal and spiritual growth.
- Okuden: This advanced level places emphasis on inner growth and the deeper spiritual aspects of Reiki Ryoho. Okuden training is intended for potential Teacher/Shihan candidates, and students must fulfill certain prerequisites first. However, anyone who has maintained a consistent practice with Komyo Reiki (including daily self-treatment and regular treatment on others) and participated regularly in Reiki-related activities (workshops, group practice nights, etc) is eligible to take training for personal growth.
- Shinpiden: This level is for those intending to teach Komyo Reiki and become a Certified Shihan (Master Teacher). Candidates must sit for an interview to discuss their practice, be certified in all levels of Komyo Reiki, demonstrate a deep understanding of Reiki, have consistently practiced Reiki on themselves and others, and complete an apprenticeship program.