The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: Only 1 month left

To all participants of Komyo reiki Retreat, We are now one month away from the retreat. My teacher, Hyakuten Sensei confirmed his travel dates. Do you know that you will receive Manual for Komyo Reiki Shinpiden Class, it’s… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: Meals at Zendo

The daily schedule of the monastery is posted on a bulletin board outside the dining room. A typical day begins at 5 am and ends at 9 pm…. Without fail, the meal gong is struck precisely at 7:15… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: Joraku-An

Joraku-An is the guesthouse in Dai Bosatsu Zendo, where Komyo Reiki Retreat will be taking place, this summer, August 14 – 17, 2015. It was originally built in 1867, by James Beecher, a Protestant minister and brother of… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: The Mountain

  As we make our way up the road to the monastery, it’s easy to believe the lore that   this mountain was once a Native American healing ground. The Beaverkill River rushes past, cleansing and purifying. This… Read More

Komyo Reiki Retreat: Kotodama

Hyakuten Sensei and other Reiki Teachers who teach & learn Japanese Reiki mentioned about Kotodama. Kotodama means sacred voice, chant or Mantra. When we invoke the Reiki (energy), we use symbols & kotodamas. Each symbol and each kotodama… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: Namu Dai Bosa

Namu Dai Bosa means GRATITUDE.  It is one of the favorite chants  in Dai Bosatsu Zendo.    Chanted often throughout the day, at morning service and also chanted at formal meal time. It is chanted over and over… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei’s Residence

It is an honor and highest consideration to have O-An cottage reserved for Sensei, Hyakuten Inamoto. My gratitude to the Head Monk, Jodo San and all residents and monks of Dai Bosatsu zendo. O-An cottage is hidden in… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: How are we doing?

One of the inhabitants of DBZ

To All Reiki Masters who are interested in joining Komyo Reiki Retreat: On Registration: The spaces filled up faster as we are appoaching to the Retreat, which will be at the last week end of August 2012. Some requests to… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: Pay Attention

First glance of Beecher Lake & Joraku-An

PAY ATTENTION (Excerpt from Three Bowls: Vegetarian Recipes from an American Zen Buddhist Monastery) Once we reach Beechar Lake, which sits on top of the last stretch of road to the monastery, after a narrow two-mile climb, forty-five… Read More

The Road to Komyo Reiki Retreat: photo album

Curious inhabitant

Images of Nature around Dai Bosatsu Zendo, where Komyo Reiki Retreat will be held.