Okuden (Reiki 2)

The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, meaning “Usui Reiki Healing Method Learning Society”, is the name of the society of Reiki Masters founded by Mikao Usui.

Gendai Reiki Ho is not a new Reiki system. It can be referred to as “original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho in the Gendai Reiki style,” as it allows people in modern society to learn and practice the original Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoho easily and comfortably.

Certification levels of Gendai Reiki Ho: 

  • Level I – Shoden (Reiki 1)
  • Level II – Okuden (Reiki 2)
  • Level III – Shinpiden (Reiki 3)
  • Level IV – Gokuikaiden (Master)

The attunements in Level II enhance the quality of Reiki energy within you. Reiki symbols as a “shape or letter” and Kotodama as a “voice or sound” allow you to harness Reiki energy with more potentiality.

By using the symbols and Kotodamas, you can use Reiki in an infinite number of ways: for example, you can send powerful energy onto a particular point, send balanced and harmonious energy into your feelings and emotions and perform healing beyond time and space, connecting your consciousness to a distant place, in the past or future in addition to the present.

Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden seminars are offered in person only.

The course covers these topics:

The basis of healing with the Reiki symbols and Kotodama

Reiki symbols

  • The first symbol (Power) and its usage
  • The second symbol (Harmony) and its usage
  • The third symbol (Absentee) and its usage
  • Distant healing
  • Healing for the past (Healing trauma from the past; cleansing karma)
  • Healing the future (Sending Reiki energy for yourself in the future; setting up a desirable self-image or situations)

Some major techniques from abroad (Reiki box, Deprogramming, Grounding)

Traditional Japanese Giho

Self-purifying and Self-growth Giho

  • Hatsurei-ho
  • Jiko Joka Healing (Self-Purifying Healing)
  • Saibo Kassei-ka Giho (Cell Activation Technique)

How to practice Reiki-ho after finishing Level II seminar

You will learn

  • How to use the symbols and Kotodamas.
  • Use of symbols in your daily practice: working with situations, sending distant healing to yourself in the past, present and future.
  • Learn how to practice Hatsurei-ho
  • Learn how to practice Self-Purifying Healing
  • Learn how to practice the Cell Activation Technique
  • Traditional Japanese Giho
  • Using the Reiki box, Deprogramming, and Grounding


Entry requirements

A Gendai Reiki Ho Shoden Level I qualification and at least three months of practice between Shoden and Okuden.


Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma

This seminar counts towards Module 2 of the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma.

What’s included

  • 16 hours of study and practice.
  • The official Gendai Reiki manual in English (Translation supervised by Hiroshi Doi, the founder of Gendai Reiki Ho).
  • An internationally recognised Gendai Reiki Ho Level II Okuden (Reiki 2) certificate.



The cost of the Gendai Reiki Ho Level II Okuden seminar is £250.


Class dates

  • 1 & 2 February 2025 – Benedictine Institute, London, W5 2DD
  • 17 & 18 May 2025 – Benedictine Institute, London, W5 2DD
  • 2 & 3 August 2025 – Benedictine Institute, London, W5 2DD

Membership of Reiki Organisations

After completing this Gendai Reiki Ho Okuden seminar, you will be eligible for membership with the Gendai Reiki Healing Association in Japan, and the UK Reiki Federation, The Reiki Association, The Reiki-Guild, and other UK-based Reiki organisations.


Would you like to study Reiki abroad?

Gendai Reiki Ho seminars and the Professional Reiki Practitioner Diploma are also taught in Italy, in Italian and English.

Click here for information about Reiki Courses in Italy (in Italian).

Have you already learned Reiki from another lineage?

For most Japanese Gendai Reiki Masters in Japan, changing the Master is a big deal. A person who has learned Reiki from another lineage, even if that person is already a Master, must start with Introduction/Level 1 if he/she wants to learn Gendai Reiki. Gendai Reiki adheres to the philosophy and pure energy line of Usui Sensei. If a person is taught from the middle level, he/she will lack the energy transmission and theories of the levels that were not taught.


Reiki-ho (“Reiki” In English) is a traditional Japanese way of using Ki for hands-on healing of the body and mind, the same way as other hand healings that have existed from ancient times. It was originally established as “Usui Reiki Ryoho” by Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926) in 1922 as “the way to make mind and body healthy on the basis of the Universal Reiki“.

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Giancarlo Serra

Giancarlo is a Gokuikaiden (Reiki Master) of the Japanese Lineage, as well as a Reiki Master/Teacher of the Usui/Tibetan, the Usui/Holy Fire® and the Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® Western Lineages of Reiki. He is an accredited Spiritual Healer and a Past Life and Regression Therapist. Read more.

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