While it has been claimed by some
that the independent
Buddhist sect known as the Kurama Kokyo
charge of the Kurama-dera Temple Complex)
- was either the original source for Reiki, or at least, an influencing
factor in the origin of Reiki, there is no truth in this. The
Kurama-Kokyo sect did not come into existence until a quarter
of a century after Usui-sensei's death]
Prayer to Kuramayama Sonten, for Happiness:
© 2003 James Deacon
the Spirit of the Moon
Light: the Spirit of the Sun
Power: the Spirit of the Earth
the Beauty of the Moon,
the Warmth of the Sun,
the Power of the Earth,
Uplift mankind and increase our riches and glory by your blessing.
Let peace be victorious over discord in this holy place,
may unselfishness vanquish greed, sincerity overcome deceit,
and may reverence surmount contempt.
Fill up our hearts with joy, raise up our spirits,
and fill our bodies with glory.
Sonten, Great Lord of the Universe, Great Light, Great Mover,
bestow your glorious light and a new strength upon us, your worshippers,
who endeavour to touch your heart,
We trust in Sonten for all things.
Shigaraki is the first-born daughter of Ko'un Shigaraki - the
first kanshu (chief abbot) of the Kurama-Kokyo sect.
Born in 1924, Konin was ordained as a nun by her father in 1949,
and became kanshu of Kurama-Dera in 1974 - female chief
abbots being a rarity amongst Buddhist sects.
by Konin Shigaraki, chief abbot of Kurama-Dera
"Peach and plum trees don't speak, but beneath them they