Sensei Hiroshi Doi, the founder of Gendai Reiki ho, began his training in the early 80’s in Japan. Before he ever heard the word ‘Reiki’, he took a simplified form of Usui Reiki Ryoho simply called ‘Teate’ (hands-on healing) from Hiroshi Ohta.
Later on, when Mieko Mitsui brought Western Reiki to Japan, Sensei Hiroshi Doi trained with her in the first two levels of Reiki. He also trained with a follower of Osho in Neo Reiki and Tadeo Yamaguchi in Jikiden Reiki.
But Sensei Hiroshi Doi’s best known training came from the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, the original organization founded by Mikao Usui, which he joined in 1993.
Sensei Hiroshi Doi published the book Iyashino Gendai Reiki ho (Modern Reiki Method For Healing) in Japan in 1998. The book was translated to English in 2001. Sensei Doi revised the book and released a new edition in 2014.
Sensei Hiroshi Doi was teaching Gendai Reiki ho in seminars in the West from 2001 to 2010. From 2000 to 2003, Sensei Hiroshi Doi offered training to Reiki masters at the Usui Reiki Ryoho International conferences held in Vancouver, Kyoto, Madrid, Toronto, Denmark.
In addition to Reiki Ryoho, Sensei Hiroshi Doi learned many healing techniques, including Shinmeikan Healing, Seiki-ho, The Silva Method, Genkyoku Kiko, Dokiho, Crystal Healing, Hypnotic Kiko, Nishino Breathing, Astral Healing, Kihodo Healing, the Natural Vibration technique, Balance Therapy, Multi-dimensional Body Work and others.
In Sensei Hiroshi Doi’s own words, the main points of Gendai Reiki ho are
- “Mind/body healing” and “spiritual growth” are the key words. These are techniques that allow one to live life abundantly.
- Effectiveness is stressed. Dogmatism, prejudice and secrecy should be avoided. Secret, mystery and miracle are not advocated.
- Effective techniques that promote characteristics of Reiki should be adopted. The purpose and reason should be clarified.
- Techniques should be simplified, standardized and easily used. Use in daily life comes first.
For some more information, read Pamela Miles interview of Sensei Hiroshi Doi and Sensei Hyakuten Inamoto.