14th Annual Reiki Jin Kei Do Fall Gathering October 24-25 🍂 ‘In the Midst of What is’

Hi All! – 

In just three short weeks, we will be coming together for this year’s virtual Reiki Jin Kei Do Fall Gathering.  This will be the 14th year we’ve convened as a community to reconnect and deepen our practices of the three pillars of Reiki Jin Kei Do — Reiki, Meditation, and Qi Gong.  It’s the first year we are meeting virtually!   No masks or socially distancing required.  Can I hear an amen for that?!

Our theme this year is “In the midst of what is.”  Yep, we are certainly in the middle of it, aren’t we!  We always have been, but for some of us, it’s the first time we have been so conscious of life’s uncertainties.   Whether this has been a minor inconvenience or the source of deep anxiety, it has served as fodder for reflecting on what is important and what is meaningful, and it has opened up the possibility that going forward, we will live wholly in the midst of the gift of what is.  Our hope is that this year’s gathering in some way contributes to making this possible for you. 

Retreat Dates:  October 24-25, 2020.  Use this link to view the agenda for what’s on tap!  In a nutshell, here’s what you can look forward to — 

  1. Connecting with the Reiki Jin Kei Do Community — during check-in, during Q&A’s with the presenters, and in our small break out sessions
  2. Hearing from our presenters:
    1. Pat Fogle — Wrestling with Forgiveness during COVID 19
    1. Veronica Fernandez-Diaz — Self Compassion — How to be Your Friend in the Midst of Difficulty
    1. Karl and Angela Robb — Slide show:  In the Midst of What Is 
    1. Pauline Reid — Breathing Hour with Qi Gong
    1. Rodrigo Ortiz — Easing COVID 19 Fears to Realign Your Life with Spirit 
    1. Two long distance reiki exchanges

The registration email has been sent out to the RJKD mailing list. If you did not receive this email and would like to register, please contact Angela at angelarobbva@gmail.com.

We are really looking forward to seeing you! 
Anne

Reiki Second Degree Class & Buddho Enersense 2 Classe Postponed

We are assessing the impact of Covid-19 on the delivery of our Reiki Jin Kei Do classes scheduled for 2020.  The well being of our students is of paramount importance.  At this point, we are only canceling Reiki Level 2 scheduled for March 28-29, 2020, however, we will continue to monitor the situation for upcoming classes and update this site accordingly.  

To support this community’s continued learning, we will be offering our current students opportunities to gather on-line for review and Q&A, so stay tuned!

Out of an abundance of caution, Stella and I are postponing the March 28-29, 2020, Reiki Jin Kei Do Level 2 class until the situation surrounding Covid-19 improves.  We will reschedule at a later date.  Yes, we¹re disappointed, but we also feel some relief at making what we believe is a prudent decision.  This virus is a concern and your health and safety are of paramount importance to us.

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: 

Buddho EnerSense 2 Postponed until 2021

BES 2 is postponed until 2021 to accommodate a change in Khandro Kunzang’s teaching schedule.  Date to be decided.

Interesting Article about Reiki – You may be interested in this article about Reiki in The Atlantic magazine:
 https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/04/reiki-cant-possibly-work-so-why-does-it/606808/

If you have any questions, please don¹t hesitate to reach out. We¹re holding steady in PA (Anne) and VA (Stella).

In joy and love,
Anne and Stella