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2024 New Year Reiju Ceremony
Saturday, January 20, 2024

The year 2023 was an unforgettable one for us Reiki practitioners. Although delayed by one year due to the COVID pandemic, the Centenary of Usui Reiki Ryoho was held at the Osaka Central Public Hall, an important cultural landmark. The fact that 283 Reiki practitioners from 29 countries gathered to remember the great work of Mikao Usui Sensei and to share information about Reiki application in their respective countries had a great impact not only on the participants but also on the global Reiki community. Holding such a commemorative event in Japan, the birthplace of Reiki, and welcoming practitioners from all over the world for friendly interactions will increase confidence in Reiki, in our practice, and in the spread of Reiki. The 2015 Usui Reiki Ryoho Workshop in Spain, the 2018 Usui Reiki Birthplace Monument built at the Amataka Shrine in Gifu, and the Usui Reiki Ryoho Centenary Celebration are all in the same spirit and have been promoted as projects across Reiki lineages, facilitated by Gendai Reiki practitioners.

During Usui Sensei's lifetime, the New Year Reiju Ceremony was the most important event of the year and was passed down for generations, but it was discontinued due to the intensification of the war. As I explained previously, I revived the Ceremony from Usui Sensei's time and started it as a regular Gendai Reiki event in 2004, which will be its 20th anniversary in 2024. Since then, it has been held every year at the end of January, except for a break in 2021 due to the COVID pandemic, at the Meiji Kinenkan, a premier historical venue near the site where the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai was founded. In addition to restoring the traditional steps, we have incorporated a variety of ways to make the event more traditional and solemn, as well as to provide a place where participants can enjoy themselves, improve their skills, and interact with each other.


Usui Sensei stated that Anshin Ritsumei is the purpose of life and gave the following guidelines: "Follow the Gokai, the teachings for improvement, everyday," "Use Emperor Meiji's Gyosei as your daily nourishment," and "Strive to improve your training and maintain health for yourself and others, and promote the prosperity and happiness of your family, society, nation, and the world." In Gendai Reiki, based on Usui Sensei's guidelines, we emphasize and practice the three pillars of Reiki: daily practice of Gokai, study of Emperor Meiji's Gyosei as our daily food, and raising our vibrations to the love and harmonious energy of the universe with the Prayer for Universal Peace. The COVID entry restrictions have been lifted, and international participants will attend the 2024 New Year's Reiju Ceremony. I hope that this Ceremony will continue for a long time as a place to reaffirm the importance of improving oneself through Reiki and contributing to society through the correct spread of Reiki, as well as a place to meet and exchange ideas with others who share the same values. Gendai Reiki practitioners, see you at the New Year Reiju Ceremony!

Hiroshi Doi
Gendai Reiki Healing Association


Saturday, January 20, 2024

Part 1: 13:30-15:45  New Year Reiju Ceremony for Gendai Reiki Masters (Capacity: 210)
Part 2: 16:00-18:00  Koryukai for Gendai Reiki Masters and Gendai Reiki Practitioners (Capacity: 234)
Part 3: 18:15-20:00  Formal dinner* for Gendai Reiki Masters and Gendai Reiki Practitioners (capacity: 135)

*This is a formal dinner where you will be seated at a round table and served a course menu. You can choose either regular menu or vegetarian menu when you register. 
Those who choose the vegetarian menu will be asked to submit a document stating your allergy on the form provided by Meiji Kinenkan. 

Registration Fees
For Gendai Reiki Masters: Please select one of the following options. Please submit your Gendai Reiki Master certificate when you register.
(1) Part 1 + Part 2 + Part 3 (Special price for booking all parts): 27,000 yen, or (2) Part 1 + Part 2: 18,000 yen 
For Gendai Reiki practitioners (Levels 1 to 3): Please choose one of the following options. Please submit your Gendai Reiki Practitioner certificate when you register. 
(3) Part 2 + Part 3 (Dinner Discount) 19,000 yen, or (4) Part 2 only: 8,000 yen

Registration Information
Registration will open on September 1, 2023 and close when the maximum number of participants is reached, or on December 3, 2023. Please register using the New Year Reiju Ceremony Application Form. First-time participants in the New Year Reiju Ceremony after 2020 will be asked to submit their final level certificate.


If you are ready to apply for the 2023 New Year Reiju Ceremony, please click the button below.  Please make your own travel arrangements to Japan. 

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