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- URRI 2000 - 
A Japanese Reiki Workshop -  Kyoto, Japan
HELD November 3-5, 2000

Last updated: July 2, 2008                                                                   
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(To understand how the URRI conferences first came together, please see the URRI 1999 page.) 

On the morining of the last day of URRI 1999 in Vancouver, Mr. Doi, Yukio and Yuko approached Rick and said that Mr. Doi was greatly impressed with how the conferene had gone thus far.  Apparently he did not know what to expect from Western people as he had had an unpleasant experience in Japan earlier in 1999 with a UK Reiki master who approached him there.  Mr. Doi thought it would be even worse in Vancouver but his students Yukio, Yuko and Amy convinced him that this would not be the case.  And after the frist 2 days of the gathering he was very impressed and very pleased.  He asked me if I thought we could do the same thing in Kyoto in 2000, and would Andy, Tom and I come to Japan.  I said that we woudl definitely be interested and that a Japanese conference would be a wonderful experience for any who attended.

So it was that by the spring of 2000 Yukio, Yuko and Miyuki began to interact via email with Tom , Andy and I about how the conference could be run. As Rick had done in Vancouver, Yuko and Yuko enlsted the services of some of their own students to help preare and run the conference.  The conference date was set for November and Mr. Doi was informed of ou progress.  Meanwhile, Andy, Tom and I began to promtoe teh conference outside of Japan, encouraging Western Reiki practitioenrs and masters to come join us in Kyoto in the fall.  


Location:  EL INN,  Kyoto, Japan


A-1. Optional Mt.Kurama Tour Nov/3 (13:00-16:00)
A-2. "Get acquainted" party Nov/3 (18:30-20:30)
B-1. Western Reiki Workshop Nov/4 (10:00-17:00)
C-1. Japanese Reiki Workshop Nov/5 ( 9:30-15:00)
C-2. Gendai Reiju Technique class Nov/5 (16:00-18:00)

Pre-requisites for attendance:
- For C-2: Usui Reiki Master/Teacher level, 
- For others: Usui Reiki Master/Practioner or Teacher

Main Body:  URRI  (Coordinated by Y&Y Healing Center)

In Cooperation with: 

- Gendai Reiki Healing Association.

- Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi (Sensei) who learned Reiki from Dr. Chujiro Hayashi Sensei. She came to the Western Reiki workshop as a guest on November .4. She and her son Tadao made a presentation.

Estimated participants:  75
Conference Staff: 
Yuko Okamoto, Yukio Miura, Miyuki Iwasaki
Harumi Kubo, Yasushi Nagamin
Main Presenters/Teachers 
Hiroshi Doi
Tom Rigler, Andy Bowling, Rick Rivard
Additional Presenters/Teachers 
Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi, Tadao Yamaguchi

Vancouver 1999 presenters

Workshop Week Agenda and Conference Contents 

A-1: Optional Mt. Kurama Tour Nov. 3 (13:00-16:00)

  • This is an option. We visit Mt.Kurama with Doi-sensei
  • A-2: "Get acquainted" party Nov. 3 (18:30-20:30)
    • Workshop registration
    • Celebration of Doi-sensei's book being published in English
    • Official announcement of the foundation of URRI
    • Informal Party (Food & drinks served)
    B-1: Western Reiki Workshop Nov. 4 (10:00-17:00)
    • Reiki in Canada & US
    • Reiki in UK & Europe
    • Western  Reiki Techniques
    • Tera Mai Reiki essence
    • Receiving Western Reiki Empowerment
    • Seichim Reiki essence
    C-1. Japanese Reiki Workshop Nov. 5 ( 9:30-15:00)
    • Traditional Japanese Reiki 
      • Learning and Practicing various healing techniques
      • Reiki Undo and Reiki Mawashi
      • Simulated True Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai Shuyo-kai

      • (Including genuine Gakkai Hatsurei-ho)
    • Gendai Reiki
      • Learning and Practicing various healing techniques
      • Receiving Reiju
    C-2. Gendai Reiju Technique class Nov. 5 (16:00-18:00)
      Teaches how to give Gendai Reiki Reiju

    Hotel and Accomodations

    The workshop will be held at the hotel  EL INN KYOTO, which is near Kyoto station. 

    The room  seats 200 people.

    We reserved  15 single rooms and 3 twin rooms  from Nov.1st  to Nov. 8th. for international participants. 

    The charge of single room  is 7800 yen ($78 US)  per one night and twin room is 12000 yen ($120 US)   (Tax included and no service charge)

    El Inn Kyoto


    Sample Room

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