Usui Reiki Master Level
Going through the process of becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher is an intense healing experience on a very personal level. Reiki, as you will learn from going through Reiki Level I and Reiki Level II, brings about balance in your life. Graduation from a Reiki Master Level class does not close the chapter on learning Reiki. Reiki will become an integral part of your life, and learning more about Reiki will continue throughout your lifetime as you use it. The following is a sample syllabus for a Reiki Master/Teacher Level class.
Reiki is not something that can be learned or experienced from a book. Introductory books such as this one are for informational purposes only. They are not meant to serve as a substitute for taking a Reiki class. Readers can use books like this one to learn about the fundamentals of Reiki. Reiki books can also help answer any questions Reiki practitioners may have after taking the classes.
Forty Classroom Hours
Students meet with their instructor for eight-hour class sessions once a week for five weeks. Throughout the course of five weeks, students are instructed to give themselves a full-body self-treatment each day.
Students and teacher write out goals they hope to achieve in the class. These goals are read out loud every time the class meets. The teacher will present a brief lecture that details the content of the five-week course. Students will be instructed to keep a journal in which they record in detail their personal experiences in the class as well as outside of the classroom. These “experience stories” will be used in their own classes when they start teaching Reiki.
During the class, the teacher will also pass the Master Level attunement to the students and will teach them the Master and Completion symbols. The teacher might end with the following homework assignment: Study history of Reiki. Write down your experience stories. Study instruction handouts for passing first and second attunements for Reiki Level I.
The teacher reads aloud the class's goals. Students share their experience stories. The students present the oral history of Dr. Mikao Usui. New experiences since receiving Reiki Master attunement are discussed.
The students learn how to conduct Reiki Level I classes and review how to pass first and second attunements for Reiki Level I. The following would be assigned for homework: Continue to add experience stories to your list. Review the history of Reiki. Practice the attunement process. Study instruction handouts for passing third and fourth attunements for Reiki Level I. Memorize all Reiki symbols, including the Master and Completion symbols.
Again, the teacher reviews the goals by reading them out loud, and students share their experience stories. Then, students present the oral history of Dr. Hayashi.
Students review how to pass third and fourth attunements for Reiki Level I. Reiki Level II class structure is discussed. Students are tested on all the symbols (how to draw, pronounce, and interpret them). As a homework assignment, students may be required to study instructional handouts on passing attunements for Reiki Level II and review the history of Reiki.
After the overview of the class goals and sharing experience stories, students present the oral history of Mrs. Hawayo Takata. Then, students go over how to pass attunements for Reiki Level II. Reiki Level II class structure is also reviewed. Classroom and Reiki Master ethics are discussed. The homework assignment is to study instructional handouts for passing Master Level attunements.
The last class begins in the usual manner, with the reading of goals, followed by students sharing their experience stories. Then, students go over how to pass attunements for Reiki Master Level and the class structure of the Reiki Master Level class.
End of Class
The class ends with a brief question-and-answer period. You are awarded a certificate for completion of Usui Reiki Master Level. Congratulations!
At the end of the Reiki Level III class, students review passing attunements for all levels. Additional classes are scheduled for any students who feel that they may need more instruction.