Is Reiki a religion?
Although Reiki was re-discovered in late 1800 by Dr. Usui, a Buddhist monk from Japan, Reiki is not a religion. It doesn’t have a belief system or doctrine. Reiki is simply a stress reduction technique everyone can learn to use for overall well-being. Since there are many good articles about Reiki and religions, we do not wish to reinvent the wheel and we highly recommend you to explore and do your own research. If you wish to learn more about Reiki and religion, the following website is a good place to start:
A friend shared this statement recently:
“Reiki is not a religion or a system of beliefs. Reiki is frequently called “spiritual healing” because it is not guided by the practitioner. The vibrating pulsating energy of Reiki has its own innate wisdom and goes where it is needed and does what is necessary to achieve stabilization and healing. It is emphasized that Reiki is not “faith healing” because Reiki is not dependent upon belief to be effective. Reiki is a simple healing method that does not require one to give up one’s religion or to change one’s religious views in any way to practice it. Most people who practice Reiki feel that it deepens their own spiritual beliefs and assists them in answering a calling to help others. Reiki is religiously neutral.”