Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master - Kurama - 4/8/2023


Reiki Class on Kurama Yama, Japan
Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Master Training

Dates are in Japan days and times
April 8-14, 2023
Kurama, Japan

Cost $3820

Instructors: William Lee Rand and Colleen Benelli

This class includes Holy Fire® III World Peace Reiki

Kurama Yama is the mountain where Usui Sensei had
his meditative experience and was given the gift of Reiki.

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At this time, (July 2022) travel to Japan by regular tourists is not permitted.  However, the situation is changing, and we expect that travel to Japan will open in time for the class.  If it does not, we will set another date later in 2023 when it is more likely that travel will be open.  And you will have the option to get a complete refund or reschedule for the later date. Please read the Liability Waiver for more information.

This six-day training will include the first day to arrive and check in to your room, followed by a free day to explore the mountain on your own. The four class days will include some time in the classroom and on the mountain including one or more Ignitions on the mountain if weather and conditions permit. The last day is for check out. However, you are required to check in on April 8.

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Class fee $3820
The fee includes the class fee along with lodging and food for 6 nights.  You will also need to add the expenses for your round-trip airline ticket fee to either Tokyo Narita International airport, or Osaka Kansai International airport and all other travel fees such as taxi, bus and train or bus fares to Kurama. You must also have a valid passport and any other required travel documents. We will be supplying travel instructions. You are also required to always follow all Japanese Covid -19 rules and it is recommended that you have travel insurance that covers any related Covid expenses you may incur while in Japan.

As of July 2022, travel to Japan is not open to regular tourists. However, we trust that it will open in time for our classes in April 2023.  If travel to Japan does not open for our classes dates in April, 2023, we will reschedule for a future date. If we must reschedule, you will have the option of having your class payments forwarded to the new class dates, or you can choose to not attend and receive a refund. You are responsible for your travel arrangements, so make sure you stay informed about any changes related to travel to Japan because of Covid-19 or otherwise.

This area is thought to be close to where Usui Sensei had his meditative experience and was given the gift of ReikiThis area is thought to be close to where Usui Sensei had his meditative experience and was given the gift of Reiki

A World Peace Crystal Grid has been accepted by the Buddhist Monks who live on the mountain, and they have placed it in a sacred part of one of their temples on the mountain! They have a kind regard toward the healing work we do. The Kuramasou lodge where students will be staying and where the classroom is located is close to the train station in Kurama village and in fact it is right around the corner after you leave the station. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served there to all students; lunch may sometime be a box lunch. Also you will not need a car or transportation as the entrance to Kurama Yama is only a block away from the lodge which is less than a block from the train terminal.

Sugako san, the proprietor of the lodge says, “This is a Ryokan Inn, which is slightly different than a hotel and is unique to Japan. Dinner is a showcase of Japan Ryokan. The lodge dinner cuisine is called kaiseki-ryōri which is highly valued in Japan. The chef examines all seasonal ingredients to deliver the gems of flavor and fragrance within.” William says, “I have to tell you it is by far the best food I have ever eaten” Dinner is a multi-course meal with each course served one at a time. Each course is prepared with great care; attention is given to the mixture of flavors and textures of the food, the nutritional value, and the artistic appearance. Read more about Kaiseki cuisine -

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Kurama Village is a small traditional Japanese community. The lodging for the class is a traditional Ryokan Inn. It has traditional Japanese rooms with the traditional tatami mats on the floor to sleep on. The rooms are all shared rooms; there are no single or private rooms available for this trip. We found the rooms and the mats (which are like futons) to be very comfortable. In fact, more comfortable than hotels we stayed in.

Reiki Requirements
You must have taken Reiki II 6 months or more prior to the date of the class. In addition, during this time you need to have practiced and developed a functional level of skill with each of the exercises. Skill with Byosen scanning, Reiji ho, use of the Reiki symbols and experience giving full Reiki sessions is necessary.

Physical Requirements

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One requirement is that you must be in good physical condition. There is a 1200-foot elevation gain between the lodge and the top of the mountain. While there is an optional cable car that will take you up part way, there will still be a climb of about 800 feet elevation to get from the end of the cable car ride to the top of the mountain. Most of this is via stairs and there are places to stop to rest. If you are to get to the top in a reasonable time and feel good when you get there, you need to be involved in an aerobic exercise program that includes stairs to make sure your legs are in good shape. The hike from the end of the cable car ride to the top of the mountain is similar to climbing up the stairs of an 80-story building. Just so you understand, this is a very tall building. (As an example, the Empire State Building in NYC is 102 flights of stairs.) And this is done in about an hour. It would be unfortunate for you to travel all that way and then not be able to get to the mountain top location in time to take part in the Ignitions, class time and Reiki sharing activity, all of which are required for you to complete the class and receive a certificate.

This is the Reiki class of a lifetime


William Lee Rand

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Note: We highly suggest that you register for the class and pay your
deposit as soon as possible as the classes are filling up and are now almost filled.

Please pay balance by or before March 1, 2023.