Monday, May 29, 2017

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.”


Reiki Class/Training

We offer complete training on Reiki including Fundamental Reiki (traditional Reiki I and II), advanced level and Reiki Master and RERI Teaching level. The comprehensive training provides students a good foundation and knowledge base on Reiki and related metaphysical subjects for healing and personal empowerment. CLICK HERE for class information and registration

Student Reiki Practice Session (For RERI students only)

Each month, RERI offers our students opportunities to practice Reiki and continue their learning, self-healing and spiritual development in a professional, supportive and comfortable environment.
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Reiki Clinic – OPEN NOW!

Our Reiki Clinic offers opportunity to receive Reiki healing session at a reduced rate. CLICK HERE for more information

Annual Reiki Retreat

Reiki retreat is a weekend gathering of Reiki practitioners to enjoy nature, share Reiki, explore metaphysical subjects and experience spiritual connection. RERI organizes a retreat once a year in the Fall. The retreat is suitable for Reiki practitioner of all trained levels, various Reiki lineages and have a desire to continued learning and personal growth and spiritual development. CLICK HERE for information about the 5th Annual Reiki Retreat in 2014

Private Reiki Healing Session

A private healing session (treatment) can help improve and balance your energy flow and promote body, mind and spirit connection. Treatment is done by a professional and experienced Reiki Master/Teacher who has comprehensive Reiki training and years of experience in both teaching and providing treatments in clinical settings. CLICK HERE for more information or call 704-644-3644 to make an appointment


Reiki Education and Research Institute is a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. We are a grass-roots, community based organization promoting the benefits of Reiki, making Reiki available and affordable in Charlotte and surrounding counties.  Our mission is to improve the quality of life by increasing awareness of the health benefits of Reiki, an energy healing treatment method that can reduce stress and enhance the healing process.  The vision of Reiki Education and Research Institute is to be instrumental in the acceptance of Reiki as a valued and scientifically proven complementary treatment method used in health care facilities throughout the world. Our vision is advanced by providing quality education on Reiki, public awareness events, community outreach programs, Reiki clinics and conducting Reiki research.