Two Rooms Left for 2017 Reiki Retreat

Reserve your room by September 15!!!

12th Annual Reiki Jin Kei Do Retreat at Roslyn Center, Richmond VA
Reiki and Mindfulness
October 20- 22, 2017
All Reiki Jin Kei Do Practitioners are invited

10th Annual Reiki Retreat 2015

10th Annual Reiki Retreat 2015

The focus of the Retreat this year will be on Mindfulness in our lives along with the opportunity to do group Qigong and Chi Nadi exercises, and three group sessions of Reiki.  Evenings are spent socializing.

Please register by emailing Stella at by September 15th 2017! You can download the registration form by visiting: 



Reiki Jin Kei Do Retreat 2017 at Roslyn Center October 20-22, 2017

Reiki Jin Kei Do Retreat 2017

 Reiki and Mindfulness

 October 20- 22, 2017

All Reiki Jin Kei Do Practitioners are invited

  •  Explore the importance and depth of Mindfulness practices in our daily lives.
  • Share with old friends and discover new friends
  • Share Reiki Exchanges plus time in meditation and Qigong

Gilbert Gallego, Anne Aden, Stella Koch and Keith Webb invite all Reiki Jin Kei Do Practitioners to a residential Reiki retreat to be held at the Roslyn Retreat Center in Richmond, Virginia.  This will be the 12th year of retreats for our community.  For a lovely write up by Reiki Master Teacher Keith Webb celebrating the first ten years  of gatherings click 2015 Retreat ( ).   There is also a link in the article to a video that Karl and Angela Robb produced to honor that 10th anniversary celebration two years ago.

 The retreat provides members of the Reiki Jin Kei Do tradition an opportunity to meet and socialize with other members of the community in a relaxing and beautiful environment.  The retreat is designed so that all may participate in topics of interest to them or just experience the calming affect of the Retreat Center located on 150 beautiful wooded acres on the James River.  You are invited to see the facilities and accommodations on

The focus of the Retreat this year will be on Mindfulness in our lives along with the opportunity to do group Qigong and Chi Nadi exercises, and three group sessions of Reiki.  Evenings are spent socializing.

 Cost for the Retreat includes our use of all conference facilities, lodging in double-bed (2 beds) rooms or the dorm at Tucker Hall, Friday evening meal, three meals on Saturday and two meals on Sunday. Note that we only have only 24 spaces available for this Retreat and we have lowered the cost from last year.

  •  CostSingle:  $310
  • Double (per person):  $270
  • Dorm style room in Tucker Hall: $230 

Please send an email to to indicate you will be joining us at the retreat.    Deposits to Roslyn are due soon. 


Registration Form for Reiki Jin Kei Do Retreat – October 20-22 , 2017

$100 Deposit




1) Desire Vegetarian meals (please circle)   YES   NO

2) If you desire to room with some one specific, please indicate name_______________

Please make deposit checks out to Stella M. Koch and mail to 1056 Manning Street, Great Falls, VA 22066.

It has been our pleasure to share these retreats with you over these past many years .  We really do look forward to seeing you again this year.


Khandro Kunzang returns to NoVA in September

Khandro Kunzang will be back in McLean, Virginia, to offer hour-long Reiki sessions from September 20-23. Sessions are available from 9:00 am to noon, and from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
If you would like to schedule a session, please contact Kunzang at:
Sessions are $80 and will be held at Julie Thomas’s residence in McLean. Directions will be given at the time of scheduling.
NEW Workshop! Awakening Your Light Body
Sat. Sept. 24, 9:30 – 5:00
McLean, Virginia
Khandro Kunzang will lead a one-day class on developing awareness and sensitivity to the chakras and subtle body.
Using guided meditation, special breathing techniques, sound and movement, we will explore the five major energy centers, increasing our awareness and sensitivity to them. This class is especially helpful for those students who have taken Buddho-Enersense classes with me, as it will deepen your experience of the Buddho breathing practice.
However, the class is open to anyone who wishes to develop more awareness and sensitivity to their subtle body.
Cost: $100.
A $25 deposit is required to hold your spot. The class is limited to 20 participants.
Please contact Gilbert or call 703-307-8453 to register.

Importance of Life with Cancer volunteer work

The following article was written by Reiki Master Diane Guinter

To All of my Dearest Reiki Colleagues,

I have recently been volunteering at Life with Cancer the last few months.  They have informed us that they have been struggling to get practitioners to volunteer lately, the last 4-5 months, an(d) they have had to be canceling slots for their clients/patients.

I wanted to encourage all of you to revisit why we do Reiki, including myself because the message I’m going to share with you below got sent to me today (see note below) and I felt that I was “not necessarily present” last night and WOW what a surprise that Reiki worked through me anyways.

I’m so happy I went last night even through our busy schedules seem to take priority BUT again “wow” I’m in awe of the gift we were given and am able to share with the universe.



A recent Reiki client at Life with Cancer said:

“I have come for Reiki and the oncology massage and it has been very healing and fantastic. I always feel calm and powerful healing. I am so relaxed that it’s almost dangerous for me to drive. Better than any medicine prescribed. I have stage 4 Breast cancer that has gone to my hips, spine and ribs. I feel loose and energized. Thank you so much!! Words can’t express my gratitude.”

Volunteer Reiki Practitioners Needed at Life with Cancer

Volunteer Reiki Practitioners Needed at Life with Cancer

Life with Cancer is an organization that provides education and support to cancer patients and their families/friends, free of charge and regardless of where they are being treated. We are proud to report that we have had an active reiki program for the past 15 years. It is through the efforts of our volunteer Reiki practitioners that this program is possible. So many of our clients report the benefits receive through the free reiki treatments they receive at Life with Cancer.

We are now looking for additional practitioners to add to our volunteer list. Our Reiki appointments are held  at the Life with Cancer Family Center, 8411 Pennell Street, Fairfax Virginia (check us out at

We offer individual Reiki appointments to cancer patients, survivors and their family members on the2nd Monday and 4th Wednesday of each month at 6:30 and 7:30pm. Each appointment lasts approximately 50 minute and 7 appointments are scheduled for each time slot.  That means that we need 7 Reiki practitioners each evening.

Please review the following requirements and contact if you are interested or would like more information.

Requirements for volunteer Reiki practitioners:

Level III  or Masters certificate

TB test (no cost to you)

Annual flu shot (no cost to you)

Signed release for a background check (at no cost to you)


Kindest Regards,


Catherine Intartaglia
Community Affairs and Volunteer Coordinator

Life with Cancer

Inova Schar Cancer Institute

8411 Pennell Street
Fairfax,VA 22031

Direct 703-698-2534 | Main 703-206-5433 | Fax 703-846-0937



Making one simple choice at a time.

by Reiki Master Teacher Anne Aden

Yesterday I finally got together with my friend Pat.  The last time we chatted was at the retreat in September.  We exchanged Christmas presents.  I gave her a mug I’d made and she gave me a magnifying makeup mirror.  With a light.  15 times magnification.  Jim said, “She must have seen something you couldn’t.”  I can now see every wrinkle, errant eyebrow hair, and clump of mascara.  This morning I got to work pulling, tweezing, and wrestling with every brow hair and whisker that heretofore I was blessedly unaware of.

As I finished up, I mentally listed where else I’d recently spent such concentrated time.  It’s the start of a new year and I’ve already devoted hours, if not days, to organizing piles of bills and papers for our accountant and sorting through excess clothes in preparation for a big donation run.

This is the stuff of life and certainly necessary, but nourishing?  Not so much.  As I move more deeply into January, which tends to be a darker time for me emotionally, I’ve found more lightness in what is simplest – my meditation practice.  The choices are minimal.  I either sit on the cushion or I don’t.  I either work at staying focused or I entertain myself with whatever thought wants attention.  I either sit up straight or I lose attention and slouch.  These are moment-to-moment choices.  They are simple to make.

We are always practicing something.  Each moment that I practice awareness of this moment, even as it effortlessly melts into the next, helps me recognize and accept impermanence and change, and leads to choice.  This year I choose to sit on my cushion; choose to work at focus; choose to lengthen my spine.

Simple.  And oh so much less painful then plucking wayward hairs, making sense of old receipts, or wondering why I still have tags on clothes that have been in my closet for years.



For a list of practices that include meditation and qi gong, visit the Tree of Contemplative Practices from the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society.

2015 RJKD Retreat

by Reiki Master Keith Webb

10th Annual Reiki Retreat 2015

10th Annual Reiki Retreat 2015

If you missed the 10th annual RJKD retreat last year, you missed one of the best.

In celebration of the 10th Retreat, Angela and Karl Robb created a slide show from retreats past. All 20+ of us there ooh’ed and ahh’ed seeing friends from over the years.  Many were there this year, some were unable to make it, and others are sorely missed.   If you haven’t had a chance to view it, or would like to see it again, here’s the link.  It’s well worth your time.

Pat Fogle led us in the art of story-telling – a practice that was the primary focus of the retreat.  We were all asked to bring an object to the retreat that held meaning for us.  When it was time for story-telling we had the opportunity to share the story behind the object.  There were many poignant stories and many humorous stories.  Each and every story revealed the heart of the story-teller. Nico DeJong shared the story of a dear friend who mysteriously disappeared from his life. Angela Robb shared the story of how she and Karl met and fell in love.  Jessica Gallahan shared the story behind her son. As each story unfolded and hearts opened, the bonds between us all grew closer and closer.  By the end of the retreat on Sunday afternoon, not one of us wanted to break the magical spell that engulfed us all.

As each person shared, we all listened. We listened intently. We were fully engaged with the narrator, and we were fully engaged with each other. During breaks, we touched one another.  We hugged. We held hands. We looked into each other’s eyes.  We communicated non-verbally, as there were times when words were superfluous.

The personal sharing brought us all closer together than I have ever seen this group. There has always been an unusual trust amongst us, but with this retreat, I would venture to say that it would take hurricanes and tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanoes, and meteors smashing into the earth to break this trust.

The 2016 Retreat will be held again at the Roslyn Retreat Center near Richmond. VA.  The dates are September 30th -October 2nd.  They are in ink on my calendar.  I sincerely hope to see you there.

Keith Webb