New Advanced Okuden UREI 220 Classes Begin This Fall

UREI 220 Advanced Okuden: Usui Reiki Inner & Outer Teachings
Donzoko: The Depths

$ZERO (100 Hours) FIFTY 2.0 hrs. Seminars
Cost of class is free, however students will need to purchase associated class materials unless a need be greater. Students are encouraged to make a donation to any local community organisation such as Black Lives Matter, Citizen Action NY, the Albany Social Justice Center, Albany Free School, Grafton Peace Pagoda; or Densho, a grassroots organization dedicated to preserving, educating, and sharing the story of World War II-era incarceration of Japanese Americans in order to deepen understandings of American history and inspire action for equity.

This class is offered as an ecourse and locally with an interactive online component. Advanced Level focuses on drinking the tea in order to heal self and others. Self-cultivation of the Gokai needs practical application in everyday life not only for us as practitioners but in a way that impacts our neighborhoods and communities. This course expands approximately 11 months, which will give each student hands-on practice and facilitate a better understanding of traditional Usui Reiki philosophy and cultural context. It is here where students are introduced to Chinese Magical Medicine, epidemonology, Buddho-Taoist exorcism, Tendai buddhist concepts of omnipresence and emptiness through the lens of chado ‘the way of tea;’ the hard truths we must embrace as individuals and society. Students will dive deeper into the influences of Taoism, various esoteric Buddhist practices, Shintoism, martial arts, and Chan Zen on Usui Reiki’s roots while confronting racism in America in a way that communicates compassion.  Students will be required to complete 10 hours of unpaid reiki therapy and 10 hours of community service at a local place of worship, garden, park, hospital, homeless shelter, nursing home, or non-profit. In order to receive certification, students will keep a journal documenting a Usui 21-day detox for purification and energetic clarity; and 19-day challenge, over the period of this 50-week course.

UPDATED SYLLABUS: UREI 220 Advanced Okuden- Usui Reiki Syllabus


Advanced Okuden Usui Reiki Hikkei – Donzoko: The Depths

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Advanced Okuden Reiki for Progressive Practitioners
$150 (36 Hours) TWO 5-hour days, followed by THIRTEEN 2 hrs. Seminars

This class is offered as an ecourse and locally with an interactive online component. The Advanced Level focuses on mental-emotional healing as you learn how to face and heal fears/traumas via the chakra system and deep lunar meditations. This course expands from an initial 2-day workshoppe, including the Ikebana art of flower arrangement, which will give each student hands-on practice and facilitate a better understanding of Trauma and Standing in One’s Own Power. Students will be required to complete 10 hours of unpaid reiki therapy and 5 hours of community service at a local place of worship, garden, park, hospital, homeless shelter, nursing home, or non-profit. In order to receive certification, students will keep a journal documenting a Usui 21-day detox for purification and energetic clarity; and 40-day challenge, over the period of this 14 week course.

PREREQUISITE: Usui Reiki 1 Certification from me or another Reiki Master Teacher. However, an interview tea will need to be completed to see where you and your studies are currently at. You may not be ready for this level, or perhaps will be better suited to a higher level of course study. 

PREREQUISITE: Usui Reiki 2 Certification from me. (The course work prepares you specifically for this series.)

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REQUIRED Advanced Okuden Book Bundle includes:

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  • Completion of all Reiki 2 REQUIRED materials
  • Read “PeerSpirit-Circle-Guidelines2010” PRIOR to Gathering. 
  • “Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype” by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Healey Institute for Healers Advanced Okuden Usui Reiki Hikkei – The Depths (2015) (PDF File)
  • Calendar with Astrological Correspondences, dates & times of moon cycles
  • The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert.
  • Several Journals and pens. 

interfaith center Here is an excerpt from my Reiki 2 eBook:

A Personal Letter from Me to You

“We all desire to bring joy and healing to others. I doubt very much that you wake up each day hoping to harm another. I doubt very much that you wake up wishing to harm yourself. However, these things still happen. No matter what we wish for ourselves or loved ones, we all at one point or another fall into the arms of predators that would take our grace and transform it into discord. And sometimes beloveds, yes, we are the predators. Everyone has the ability to manipulate, regardless if our intentions are “pure” or “dark.”

From the very moment we were all born into this world, we have been poked and prodded into making materialistic and selfish choices based on what everyone else has been manipulated into wanting. However, at some point we realize what has happened. We realize that we have given away our vital energy over to another, whether it is an outside force or the sabotaging force of the false-ego. If you are reading this letter, let it be known that you have finally come to realize this. Your awareness has been opened with Usui Reiki Ryōhō. You have begun your own hero or hera’s journey within.

You have begun to understand the concept of letting go of things that which no longer serve you, and it is my wish that you continue onward. Ever vigilant. This next phase of your journey, in my opinion, is “where shit gets real.” You’re in for a series of layer removals. You’re in for a series of awareness changers. You’re in for a series of moments of pure enlightenment. You’re in for a series of wondrous, albeit scary transformations. Celebrate these moments Beloved! For all of the life’s many lessons are designed with you in mind.

Only you can live your life. Only you can choose Love over Fear. Only you can do your journey. Only You can do “The Work.” It will be your decision to either stop and close your eyes from time to time, or to keep going despite the hardship. Okuden Reiki is the world’s most large and clearest of mirrors; truly. There will be life-held beliefs that you have held close to your heart that will inevitably be released. Some of the most fundamental, some of your deepest ego’s opinions are about to be challenged. By whom? Well, by yourself, no your Self. Capital-S. By your guides. By your fellow peers. By your family and friends. By the animals that will begin to come into your life filled with wisdom and medicine. By the winds and the very Source of Reiki itself. So buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride; and by the time this rollercoaster ends I promise that you will be a much different person.

May you find the compassion and joy around every corner to battle your own demons. May you have the courageous vulnerability to ask yourself the hard questions and then respond with the hardest of answers to speak. May you continuously remind yourself of the Unconditional Love that you possess for all of Earth’s children, including yourself. Awaken your heart, awaken your mind, awaken your spirit Beloved. Dig deep, and know that I am really here for you. I know you are there, and it makes me very happy. I know that you are suffering, that is why I am here for you. So please toss your pride aside and ask for help when you need it. Listen deep to my words. You will learn to speak with Love again. You will restore peace within yourself. Through the energy of mindfulness, you shall care for your pain. Lastly allow me to end with an excerpt from True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart. There is such wisdom in these words.

“Truly there is no battle between what is deemed good and evil, positive and negative by humanity’s limited understanding. There is only the care given by the big brother to the little brother. We can observe, we can choose to act in a nondualistic fashion, and thus the waste materials of the conscious mind can always be transformed into flowers of compassion, love, and peace. Our consciousness is a living thing, something organic in nature. There are always waste materials and flowers in us. The gardener who is familiar with organic gardening is constantly on the alert to save the waste materials because he knows how to transform them into compost and then transform that compost into flowers and vegetables. So be grateful for your pains, be grateful for suffering – you will need them. We have to learn the art of transforming compost into flowers. The flower is on its way to becoming refuse, but the refuse is also on its way to becoming a flower. There is nothing to throw away. If a person has never suffered, he or she will never be able to know happiness. If a person does not know what hunger is, he or she will never know the joy of eating every day. Thus pain and suffering are a necessary condition of our understanding, of our happiness. So do not say that you do not want to know anything about pain or about suffering, that you only want to know about happiness – that would be an impossible thing. We know well that suffering helps us to understand, that it nurtures our compassion, and that for this reason it is vitally necessary for us. So we must know how to learn from suffering, we must know how to make use of it to gather the energy of compassion, of love, of understanding.”

And so, I dedicate this book to you and your quest for living the Reiki Way. Without anger. Without fear. With diligence, and gratitude, and above all else, with Love.


Introduction: Welcome to Okuden Usui Reiki Ryoho “The flow of life is composed of various streams of energy . . . our impulses for security, happiness, power, love, creativity, insight, and self-actualization all move together to form our unique life expression. In living this expression, we find our flow—the universal rhythm within that is the infinite source of joy, balance, harmony, and love. We begin our journey by establishing our core sense of security as the stable basis for all the growth to come.” – Deepak Chopra

So now begins your Reiki II Intensive, a second wave of insights that will expand your awareness and allow your old negative patterns of behavior to fall away like leaves. Reiki II is all about emotions, trauma, and deep energy work. We learn to shape and mold our past, present, and futures. Beloved, it is best to now prepare yourself to experience one or several “Dark Nights of the Soul,” otherwise known as “The Belly of the Whale.” There will be moments in all of our lives when we feel like we are at rock-bottom, but do not fear. We need these moments. We need them to grow and to see the error of our ways. I will first explain the meaning of this “Dark Night of the Soul” and follow it with how to deal with it with self-acceptance and compassion. Experiencing these moments also prepares us to help guide our clients as well as our potential students. Furthermore, the more we understand about this realm, the more we will be able to navigate it with albeit tears, but also humbled grace.”

Back to the Training

myosotis lake After the initial training day, each student will be given a series of Reiju Attunements during the Lunar Dharma gatherings. These Reiju attunements are traditionally given to students from a Sensei in order to facilitate stronger Reiki flow and to increase intuitive and healing abilities. These are also a wonderful time to receive healing for your personal endeavors and wounds. 

  • 6 New & Full Moon Reiki Dharma Seminars on Women Who Run With the Wolves
  • 7 New & Full Moon Chakra Dharma Seminars


We will all initially meet at The Interfaith Center in Albany, and later Dharma gatherings will be TBD, but will follow a lunar cycle. 

We will always open with a check-in with our inner energies, and add names to the Healing Altar. There will be a brief meditation, and group exercise. As the trainings progress we will learn together how to best apply the teachings we will be receiving in our own lives. 

We will break for potluck dinner and then end by weaving our prayers for healing and growth. 


  • A notebook and pen.
  • A crystal of your choice for concentration.
  • A healthy foodstuff, and water/tea bottle. 
  • A walking stick (not required)
  • A yoga mat (not required)
  • Please dress comfortably and accordingly. (It gets quite cold OCTOBER-APRIL.)
    (Bring a sweater/hoodie should it get cool. This is a RAIN/SNOW or SHINE event.)
    -Please feel free to bring non-toxic bug spray/sun block since this will be an all day event until around 5pm. (MAY-SEPTEMBER)

TRAINING COST: The training cost is $150 and non-refundable to help pay for course materials and time. (You will need to PREPAY a $50 deposit for your Book Bundle in order to secure your spot.) Other training out there can be very expensive, and so in a way to help and teach everyone of every financial situation I have created the above price, alternative payment options and this Scholarship.

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Okuden Book Bundle – $50 US
Tuition – $95 US
Training Room Fee – $5 US


If you for some reason miss a class, you will automatically be added to the next month’s training date, and an additional $35 US will have to be charged. Of course things come up and happen, however I have to secure and maintain the training space and this allows us to keep running. If students never showed up, we would not be able to maintain the center.

Please be considerate and respectful of other students and your teacher.


You will be attuned the day of the training, however, as stated above you will not be certified until you complete the following criteria:

  • Completed Reading of Shoden, Okuden & Advanced Book Bundles
  • Complete Emotional & Mental Detox
  • Complete 40-Day Facing Fears & Inner Demons Challenge
  • Complete PROJECT: 50 Random Acts of Kindness
  • Complete 1 Peace Vigil Walk
  • Complete all 13 Reiki Dharma Seminars
  • Completed PROJECT: Childhood Ofrenda
  • Completed Women Who Run with the Wolves Meditation Journal
  • Completed 7-Chakras Deep Trauma Work Journal
  • Complete Oral Presentation (10 Question Final Exam)
    Study Guide will be provided before hand in order to study. 

Students are expected to practice Reiki daily, obey the Five Principles, make an effort to live those principles in their daily lives, encourage mental & emotional growth, practice Hatsureiho daily for self-cleansing & spiritual enhancement, and to continue spiritual development by attending regular training seminars to receive extra Rei-ju attunements for cleansing, purification, and to strengthen their abilities to access Reiki.

THIS is also open to any degree practitioner for a tune up/refresher. ((This course is also available as an eCourse)) (*If you are interested in the class/distanced eCourse, message me: )  

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COURSE SYLLABUS: The goals for this training will be that the Student will be able to:

1. Explain the Wild Woman.
2. Explain how to sing over your bones.
3. Explain how to collect and gather your bones.
4. Describe La Loba.
5. Identify a natural predator.
6. Describe Bluebeard.
7. Explain the natural predator of the psyche.
8. Explain how we lose innocence.
9. Describe the Crude Shadow.
10. Describe the Wild Hag.
11. Keep life decluttered and purified.
12. Explain the Life/Death/Life cycle.
13. How to recast your shadow.
14. How to walk in one’s own power.
15. Describe a criatura.
16. How to sort seed from dirt.
17. Discover what you crave and yearn for.
18. Explain how to share and open up about your abilities with a mate.
19. Describe how the heart can be a lonely hunter.
20. Explain Mother Wounds.
21. Delve into past love affairs.
22. How to identify your pack.
23. Describe and heal Childhood Trauma.
24. Describe and heal traumas of the root chakra.
25. Describe and heal traumas of the sacral chakra.
26. Describe and heal traumas of the solar plexus chakra.
27. Describe and heal traumas of the heart chakra.
28. Describe and heal traumas of the throat chakra.
29. Describe and heal traumas of the third eye chakra.
30. Describe and heal traumas of the crown chakra.
31. Describe and heal with the chakras of the hands.
32. Explain hands for healing not harm.
33. Explain how poetry and music can be used as effective therapy.
34. Explain how dance can be used as effective therapy.
35. Explain how the moon’s cycles effect human energy.
36. Explain how to effectively work in circle.
37. And much, much MORE… 

Learning Reiki is a wonderful accompaniment to anyone, especially though with working in social work & healthcare field. It reminds us to take care of ourselves as we take care of others, and it also reminds us that everyone no matter who they are is on their own journey. It reminds us that none of us are free from experiencing suffering, and that we should all find compassion in our hearts to accept this. Once again students are asked to develop their personal practice before moving on to the Third Level of Spiritual Healing & Teaching. The Second Degree training prepares the student to practice the healing system of Reiki at a professional level. Doing Reiki Level 2 is more intense than Reiki 1 because it begins the deep descending journey into the human psyche. This is where you venture farther into this life and beyond. Into living the Reiki Way every day, even if you seem to fail. This is where you begin the reclaiming of your personal security, sexuality, esteem, love, truth, wisdom, and connection to all that is. Buckle up, and smile! It’s gonna be a bumpy ride…