the summer of 1999, over 60 Reiki Masters from around the world met in
Vancouver in a wonderful Reiki sharing.
Japanese Reiki Master, Mr. Hiroshi Doi, came to Vancouver, Canada to share some of his knowledge of original Usui Reiki Ryoho with Reiki Masters in the West. The workshop was organised by Yukio Miura, Yuko Okamoto, Andy Bowling, Tom Rigler and by host Richard Rivard and held at the Masonic Hall - 1495 8th Avenue. An additional participant was Myuki Iwasaki from the Tokyo area, also a student of Mr. Doi, but she could not attend as she was getting married Around the time of the conference.
Mr. Doi and our Japanese friends arrived on the Thursday before the conference and Andy, Tom and Rick met them at their hotel. From there we all went to the conference site and talked about how we would organise the weekend. Yukio was able to finally complete the translations of Mr. Doi's material and Rick had to rush off to format these into the conference handouts and get them printed. Rick had the help of his wife Nadya and 3 daughters in binding all the material together into conference manuals. Meanwhile Andy and Tom kept our Japanese guests entertained at lunch and afterwards.
The workshop was preceded by a channeling evening at Rick's house on Thursday, and a Friday morning excursion to the peak of nearby Grouse Mountain where Tom led us all in an energy meditation.
At the conference, on the Friday evening, the Japanese masters, Yuko and Yukio, also showed videos of the Usui grave site and the Kuramayama mountain sites. With the assistance of Andy and Tom, Rick demonstrated some other Japanese techniques and attunements that he had learned as a result of Traditional Japanese Reiki training with Dave King. These are techniques sourced back to Dr. Hayashi through his student, the late Mr. Tatsumi. Afterwards everyone participated in a Reiki exchange. Meanwhile, in a side room Mr. Doi, Yukio and Yuko Gave Gendai reiju to Rick, Tom and Andy and taught them how to perform this. It was quite an interesting experience.
Mr. Doi presented the following on the Saturday and Sunday:
Conference Handouts included:
And of course the workshop was an excellent opportunity to meet with other masters and share experiences and energies. Many attunements were shared between participants, including several styles of Reiki. Everyone was given a certificate of attendance (although this was not a master level certificate) signed by Mr. Doi.
The following Monday morning saw an energy sharing event as several workshop participants walked a labyrnith in St. Pauls' church. Several of teh conference participants stayed at rick's house or at the Bed and Breakfast across the street. It made for some very late evenings of discussions.
Many of the participants
continue to share and discuss information arising from the workshop on
a onelist.com list group called URRI, set up and managed by Tom.
If you have comments or suggestions, contact me. I will try to answer them all.