Update on 2020 RJKD Classes and Events

Greetings, Dear Friends!

Stella, Gilbert and I want to reach out to you with gratitude — 

Thank you to those of you who are essential workers.  We hope you are staying safe in your daily travels and in all you do at work.  

Thank you to those who have become homebodies and are doing what is necessary to stop the spread of the virus and care for yourself and your loved ones.

Thank you all for being a part of this Reiki community, for reaching out to each other, and for offering healing energy to so many others in the world.  

In short, thank you for being you.

Based on our understanding of the virus and the probable need to maintain geographic distancing for several months, we have upended this year’s schedule.   While Angela will continue to update the website (reikijinkeido.org) as things change, here are the cancellations as of now:

BES 1 and 2, Kum Nye:  Khandro Kunzang has postponed her courses until 2021.   She expects to offer BES 1 and Kum Nye next spring and BES 2 in the fall.  Dates will be decided based on the status of Covid-19, her schedule and ability to travel, and where we are on testing and availability of a vaccine.  
For those who are interested in continuing their studies in Kum Nye in the interim, Khandro Kunzang recommended the following resources through Dharma Publishing:  Overview of resources available through Dharma Publishing:   https://academy.dharmapublishing.com/pages/kum-nye-yoga
eKum Nye lessons:  https://academy.dharmapublishing.com/collections/ekum-nye
Reiki Jin Kei Do Mastership:  The mastership program, originally scheduled to kick off April 2020, has been postponed until a later date.

Annual Retreat:  The annual retreat scheduled for October 2020, has been postponed until October 15-17, 2021.  Unfortunately, we have already passed the cancellation date for a refund for the 2020 retreat. Our options were to cancel and lose the deposit or postpone the retreat until next year and apply the 2020 deposit toward 2021.While geographic distancing is a necessary given at this point, social distancing is happily not.  We would love to reach out and check in with you via Zoom sometime late spring.  We will send out more information sometime in early May.  We envision an informal get together, so there won’t be any need to dress up : )

The one thing that will continue without interruption is the much needed Long Distance Healing (LDH) list.  As you know, Amy O’Brien has taken this on and distributes a revised list on the 19th of every month.  She is more than willing to field mid month requests when there is an immediate/critical need for Reiki.  In these cases, just send the requisite information (name, age, location, brief description of issue) to her with the request that she distribute an updated list as soon as she is able.  If you are a Level 2 practitioner and want to offer Reiki to those on the, please contact Amy directly at snaught1@gmail.com and she’ll get you started. As a general plug, please don’t hesitate to ask Amy to add your own name to the list while you are getting your sea legs during Covid-19.

We are here to help each other.  

Before signing off, I’d like to pass along information on a free class that seems perfect for these times:  The Science of Well-Being.  It was originally offered to students at Yale and is now available through coursera.com.  Stella enrolled and loves it.  Based on her praise, I signed up.  Despite being constitutionally unable to complete anything offered on line, I can say ’so far, so great.’  Of course, it’s probably enough to say that Stella is uber excited and thinks it’s a terrific course.   

Much love to you!
Stella, Gilbert, and Anne
Staying Grounded
From Anne:

We hope you are finding ways to stay grounded during this period of uncertainty.  Reiki and self care are integral to this.  In addition to self-reiki, we highly recommend the qi gong practice, Gathering Stars, which we taught in Level 1.  This will keep your body active, while settling your mind and steadying your breath.  Copy the following url into your browser to link to Gilbert Gallego¹s review of Gathering Stars: 



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The Breathing Hour with Pauline Reid this Evening! (May 20)

Pauline is hosting another Breathing Hour where she will be sharing Qigong and meditation with those who would like to join her. Registration is required before attending (see link below)!

Pauline Reid, Qigong Instructor

Welcome to The Breathing Hour with Pauline Reid

A time and space to come together to Move, Breathe, & Be Using Qigong, Breath and Meditation, this hour is devoted to relaxation, healing and just Being.

Date: Wednesday May 20, 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Location: Zoom Meeting
Cost: Pay it Forward.
Suggestions: Donate to an organization helping those in need. Help a neighbor, friend or someone you don’t know. Support a small business. Write a letter to an old friend.

Register in advance with this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0tdeusrj4jE9UmUpc7apf3nvUpgdTdqU6D
Upon registration Zoom will automatically send you the link to “Join the Meeting”

What people are saying about The Breathing Hour with Pauline Reid:

“It was my first class with you and I really liked how you made the practice so accessible.” C.T.
“Your class is by far my favorite Zoom encounter every week.” M.R.
“That was perfect. Just what I needed.” N.L.
“Wow, what a wonderful experience in yesterday’s Breathing Hour!! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, light and wonderful movements!” A.R.
“Thank you again. It was an exceptional session!” A.A.

Upcoming online events: The Breathing Hour with Pauline Reid (May 6) & Jack Kornfield free Online Retreat (May 15)

Join Pauline tomorrow 5/6!

Pauline Reid, Qigong Instructor

Welcome to The Breathing Hour with Pauline Reid

A time and space to come together to Move, Breathe, & Be
Using Qigong, Breath and Meditation, this hour is devoted to relaxation, healing and just Being.

Date: Wednesday May 6, 2020
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Zoom Meeting
Cost: Donation (suggested $10 – 15) made to an organization that is helping those in need due to the pandemic. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, please attend for free.

Register in advance with this link
Upon registration Zoom will automatically send you the link to “Join the Meeting”

By way of Anne …

From Jack Kornfield

I hope you will join me, Trudy Goodman, and Teja Bell on May 15 from 4pm to 9pm PT for Bringing Worlds Together: A Free Online Retreat for All in China and the West. In this time of global crisis, we need ways to steady our hearts, and practices to strengthen our courage, compassion, tenderness and care. Join together with the hearts and spirit of people in China and the West for this special retreat. We will share powerful practices of mindfulness and compassion, of self-care and ways to foster inner and outer peace.

The pandemic has shown us how closely the world is connected. We need to cultivate our connection in love and wisdom for the sake of our interdependent future. During Bringing Worlds Together, we will offer guidance in practices of mindful loving awareness, wisdom, compassion and mindful movement, and trainings to enhance our well-being. The retreat will include teachings, guided and silent meditations, and questions and answers in dialogue with the teachers. I hope you will join us!

Sign up here to receive Zoom login info prior to the event.
With metta,