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We talk to Rick Beal, founder of Nanka Kyudo Kai on Japanese archery and Reiki from a Japanese perspective.

Hara: Rick Beal, Head Coach of Nanka Kyudo Kai on Japanese archery and the Way of the Bow — Samurai stories, Japanese archery, spirituality, and Reiki... Rick Beal, founder and Head Coach of Nanka Kyudo Kai talks to Marcus on the Japanese martial art of Kyudo, the Way of the Bow.

Story by Marcus / Lake Forest, California / September 26 2011

Reiki for cancer patients available at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach, California.

Reiki for Cancer Patients at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital — Our Reiki Master Teacher Kerri Draper has mobilized a group of Reiki practitioners to help cancer patients at Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach. Marcus catches up with Kerri to learn more.

Story by Marcus / Huntington Beach, California / August 17 2011

Yadira Invited to Speak at UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Yadira to Speak on Reiki at UC Irvine School of Medicine, California — Yadira is invited to discuss the benefits of Reiki at UCI, the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country, and calls on all Reiki practitioners and those who have received Reiki treatments to contribute their experiences so they may be shared with doctors in the field of integrative medicine at the upcoming lecture.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / April 29 2010

Doctor Mehmet Oz Recommends Reiki on The Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz Recommends Reiki on The Dr. Oz Show — Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz recommends Reiki as his number one “Doctor's Order” on The Dr. Oz Show: “Try Reiki,” Dr. Oz urges 3.5 million TV viewers. Yadira talks about the show and the surge in interest it's created for Reiki as a complementary therapy.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / January 27 2010

Master Japanese Calligrapher Eri Takase talks about hara, ki, and the energy behind the brush.

Hara: Master Calligrapher Eri Takase on the Art and Energy of Japanese Calligraphy — Continuing our exploration of hara in traditional Japanese arts, we talk to Master Calligrapher Eri Takase on Calligraphy, an artistic form of expression that for more than fifteen centuries has been admired as the pinnacle of all East Asian art forms. Classically trained in traditional Japanese Calligraphy from the age of six, Master Takase offers a fascinating glimpse into the mesmerizing depth and elegance of the art and energy that lies behind the brush.

Story by Marcus / Lake Forest, California / July 29 2009

Liz Eismendi talks about how Reiki helped her overcome breast cancer.

Surviving Breast Cancer with Reiki — Being told by a doctor that you have cancer is a terrifying experience; it is the worst situation many of us will ever face. Marcus talks to Liz Eismendi, breast cancer survivor, to find out how Reiki helped her through an illness that each year claims the lives of more than half a million people worldwide, and to understand the courage, strength, and determination that lies behind one woman's fight to beat the odds.

Story by Marcus / Lake Forest, California / April 29 2009

Kim Falconer talks about hara, Iaido, and her latest book, The Spell of Rosette

Hara: Author Kim Falconer on Iaido and The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior — The Art of the Samurai — It's not every day that you get to meet a fantasy fiction author skilled in the ancient art of the Samurai sword, who takes the energy of hara and transposes it beautifully into her writing as the force of “magic” that ebbs through her literary creations. Marcus talks to Kim Falconer, Iaido practitioner and author of The Spell of Rosette to dig deep into this titillating fusion of Japanese swordsmanship, speculative fiction, and the energetic system that lies at the very heart of Reiki and all traditional Japanese art forms.

Story by Marcus / Lake Forest, California / March 27 2009

All smiles at the California Reiki Anniversary Party 2008!

California Reiki Celebrates its Anniversary 2008! — September marked a very special time for California Reiki. Special events were organized, the invitations were sent, and people came from far and wide to enjoy themselves! What more could we ask for?

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / October 10 2008

Is this a testimonial, or ancient Japanese poetry...?

California Reiki Anniversary Stories and Testimonials 2008 — September marked the anniversary of the founding of California Reiki. We asked people to reflect on how Reiki has helped them this past year, and to write in with their thoughts, comments, Reiki stories, and testimonials.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / October 10 2008

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) includes the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) which lists information on Reiki

NIH NCCAM Revises Health Information on Reiki — The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government's lead NIH agency for scientific research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), which includes Reiki. Yadira explains why she is pleased with the new Reiki health information being provided to the public by the government.

Article by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / September 29 2008

Yadira and Reiki Master Laurelle Shanti Gaia at The Reiki Center of Sedona

Yadira Meets Reiki Master Laurelle Shanti Gaia at The Reiki Center of Sedona — In a whirlwind trip to magical Sedona, Yadira meets renowned Reiki Master Laurelle Shanti Gaia, who together with Michael Arthur Baird founded The Reiki Center of Sedona, an affiliate of William Lee Rand's International Center for Reiki Training.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / August 28 2008

Ambulance of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Reiki in Hospitals — A round–up of Reiki in Medical Settings — Guest writer Sean Mitchell takes a look at some of the latest hospitals offering Reiki as a complementary therapy, and finds some of the biggest names in healthcare reporting that Reiki is proving to be very beneficial in the recovery of patients.

Article by Sean Mitchell / Oxford, England / June 8 2008

Yadira with Reiki Master Jessica Miller.

An Evening with Reiki Master Jessica Miller — Yadira joins an enthusiastic group of Reiki people in Pasadena, California for one of Reiki Master Jessica Miller's Intro Healing Nights, and is thrilled to experience first–hand the buzz of that awesome vibrating sound therapy from her famous YouTube video.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / May 27 2008

George Clooney with peacekeepers on a recent trip to Darfur - Save the Children

Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon Pledge Support for Myanmar Cyclone Victims — As some of Hollywood's biggest stars pledge support for the victims of Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar by awarding $250,000 to the Save the Children campaign, Yadira takes the opportunity to sum up how these efforts are helping the survivors in the stricken country.

Article by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / May 22 2008

Review of Reiki: Hawayo Takata's Story by Helen J. Haberly

Book Review: Reiki: Hawayo Takata's Story by Helen J. Haberly — Yadira rifles through this story of Hawayo Takata only to find that the book isn't really about what you might expect... It's less, yet so much more! Confused? Read the review!

Book Review by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / April 9 2008

Review of Essential Reiki by Diane Stein

Book Review: Essential Reiki by Diane Stein — This controversial and worldwide bestseller by Diane Stein has its fair share of admirers and detractors. Yadira grabs a copy of Essential Reiki and digests its contents from cover to cover. Here is what she found...

Book Review by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / April 9 2008

Taktshang Monastery in Bhutan

The Visitor from Bhutan — It's not every day that a visitor from the Vajrayana Buddhist country bordering Tibet pays a visit to our web site, so when it does come to pass, Yadira is prompted to muse about the possible ancient Buddhist roots of Reiki, the smallness of the world, and to dream a little about her mystery guest...

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / February 26 2008

Folk singer Melissa Bonnel

Reiki Inspires Young Star in the Making — She's young, she's extremely ambitious, and she has a voice and a song–writing talent that is taking her places. Folk singer Melissa Bonnel talks to me about her new demo album and her future ambitions over a nice relaxing Reiki session.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / January 7 2008

Reiki Training for Helpers of Cancer Patients and the Terminally Ill in Ecuador — Yadira meets Rosario Dalmazzo, healer and mother to Dominic Fischette who founded a franchised alternative medicine outlet, but with a little–known and yet extraordinary sideline of helping the desperately ill. Rosario receives her Reiki training from Yadira to help the helpers heal in Ecuador.

Story by M Lenon / Lake Forest, California / November 24 2007

The ONE Center, where I provide many of my Reiki services

What is a Reiki session like? — A closer look at what goes on when you enter the room with the massage table... This is intended as a guide to those unfamiliar with receiving Reiki treatments and who would like to know a little more about how a typical session progresses. Relax! It's really a very nice experience!

Article by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / November 20 2007

Mikao Usui, The Founder of Reiki

What is Reiki? — What is Reiki? It's a common question. We take a look at what Reiki is, both from its traditional Japanese perspective as a practice for promoting spiritual awareness and growth, and from its more popularly recognized role as a complementary therapy used to promote health and well–being.

Article by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / May 7 2010

The ONE Center: How an angel answered my prayers — She may balk at the angelic reference, but to me, Robin Duncan, founder of The ONE Center and Executive Director of The Miracle Center of California, has shown the kind of vision, kindness, and selflessness that is very difficult for me to associate with anything else. The ONE Center is the place where I very gratefully provide many of my Reiki services, and the provision of this wonderful space is all thanks to her, so here is a little story about it.

Story by Yadira / Lake Forest, California / November 19 2007

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