HYAKUTEN INAMOTO is a non-sectarian, Japanese Buddhist monk from Kyoto, Japan. He studied 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 Komyo Reiki Kai 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 unfoldment through the practice of Reiki Ryoho, aiming for “satori” or enlightenment.
Komyo Reiki is a “keep-it-simple” Reiki system and practice. The practice motto is: “Put your hands, Surrender, and Smile.”
There are four levels in the Komyo Reiki system:
- Shoden (First Level)
- Chuden (Second Level)
- Okuden (Third Level)
- Shinpiden (Teacher/Shihan)
(Thank you to the Komyo Reiki Kai international site for this information.)