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Master Hyakuten Inamoto

Hyakuten Inamoto is a native of Kyoto, Japan and founder of Komyo ReikiDo. Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei is a Japanese Buddhist monk of the Jōdo-shū (浄土宗) or Pure Land School of Buddhism.

He studied Reiki with Sensei Chiyoko Yamaguchi, a student of Sensei Chujiro Hayashi. Hayashi Sensei was a student of Mikao Usui Sensei, the founder of Reiki Ryoho.

Komyo Reiki Kai

After learning from Yamaguchi Sensei and then doing much individual research into the original teachings of Usui Sensei, Hyakuten Sensei was inspired to share & teach Reiki.

In 1998 he created Komyo Reiki Kai and began holding classes.

Komyo ReikiDo

In 2016, Hyakuten Sensei changed the name of his Reiki system to Komyo ReikiDo, to reflect the emphasis on spiritual growth & development through the practice of Reiki, not just hands-on healing.

Reiki is a mind-body practice, treating the whole as originally intended by Mikao Usui Sensi, the founder of Reiki Ryoho.

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Komyo ReikiDo

Komyo ReikiDo (pron. Koh-m-yoh Ray-key Do) was developed & founded in Kyoto Japan by Japanese Buddhist Monk & renowned international teacher, Hyakuten Inamoto.

Komyo ReikiDo is a keep-it-simple Reiki system & practice, based on the Japanese aesthetic of Less is More.

Komyo ReikiDo follows the traditional teachings of Usui Sensei and focuses most importantly on the spiritual component of Reiki Ryoho — healing the mind first, and physical component — healing the body through everyday Reiki Ryoho practice.

Reiki Ryoho is a twofold practice that has therapeutic and spiritual aspects, implementation of Reiki Principles, leading us to the ultimate objective of Usui Reiki Ryoho — Satori (悟) or Enlightenment (individual understanding of the one’s true nature).

The practice motto is: Place your hands, Surrender & Smile. Simple to learn & profound in the effect on mind, body & inner being.

Komyo = Light or illumination
Reiki = Sacred Energy of the Universe
​Do = Spiritual Path or Way

Komyo ReikiDo Based on Reiki Ryoho

Komyo ReikiDo is based on Reiki Ryoho as was practised in Japan, that is, a Japanese system based on the traditional Reiki mindset (way of thinking).

Improvement of Mind & Body

The purpose of Komyo ReikiDo is to strive for the improvement of mind & body through Reiki Ryoho practice, to cultivate a healthy & peaceful life as well as uplift our spirituality & being.


Get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth as we are reconnecting with our Inner Spirit and Power Within. My name is Richard Ward. Welcome to richardedwardward.com. Thank you for visiting my eclectic blog focused on personal growth and spiritual development.

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Intuitive Consultant Career Life Coach

I work with clients as a Intuitive Consultant Career Life Coach because I have always enjoyed helping people with their careers and lives. I now work with a few clients every week from around the world.

Get new perspectives and experience adventures in growth leading to a more productive and fulfilling life with your career, in your business, and in your life in general.

Please take a looksee at my Ask Me! Intuitive Consultant Career Life Coaching Service.

Free 15-Minute Consultation

I provide a 15-minute free consultation known as the Introductory Conversation. The Introductory Conversation is a great starting point. It a great time to find out if we can work together. I may also have some useful personal advice for you.

Coming Full Circle

My blog has undergone quite a few changes since my first post in 2006. (You can find my posts here and my pages here here if you want to explore.)

Now in September 2019, I seem to have come full circle going back to focus on spiritual things as I did when I began to study for a Bachelor of Theology degree at McGill University in 1970. While I was studying theology and comparative religion I was working as a bouncer in a Montreal bar. Hahaha. An interesting dichotomy. 🙂

Telling My Story

My goal with my blog now is to follow the advice given to me some years ago by a Medicine Man from Zimbabwe Mandaza Kandemwa who told me:

“You are an elder and you need to, you must, begin to tell your story.”

His words surprised me as I didn’t feel or think that I was an Elder as I looked around a room in which many of the men and women present were people who I considered Elders were present. Many of them looked at me and smiled.

Some Basics About Richard Ward

In sharing my story perhaps you will find some of my experiences helpful in your own life, so let’s start with some basics about me. A more detailed bio of me can be found here.

I am a Canadian born in Montreal, Quebec in 1948. I moved back to Montreal in 2016 after living in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, and Beijing.

Having been around for more than 70 years now (2019) I have a lot of stories to tell as I have had quite a few experiences. I have not followed a straight path. As I mentioned I worked as a bouncer in a bar as I was studying theology.

In hindsight, it seems as if I have been wandering in circles, trying this and that, but always coming back to things spiritual.

And I have made a lot of mistakes. Perhaps you can learn from my mistakes.

Lots of adventures.

Underpinning my experience over the last few decades are a number of health related issues. I have been:

I have been a Reiki practitioner since 1992.

Over the years I have received training in Core Shamanism, Christianity, Druidry, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), I Ching, Feng Shui, Pure Land Buddhism, Tantra, Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, and more.

I hope that I am successful in sharing my interests with you in a meaningful and useful manner.

Looking Forward to Connecting

I am looking forward to connecting with you here on my blog.

I am also on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media and these are my connecting links. You can also read a brief bio of me.

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Bernie Morin

The first Shaman that I worked with and truly connected with was Bernie Morin who is also a Reiki Master.

I was introduced to Bernie by a friend of a friend.

After a heart attack in 2004, Bernie introduced me directly to Shamanic Practice by doing a long distance Soul Retrieval session with me. It was a life-changing event.

Bernie lived in Peterborough and I was in Toronto so seeing him wasn’t going to work.

Bernie introduced me to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and my path of Shamanic study was begun.

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Intuitive Consulting Session

An Ask Me! Intuitive Consulting Career Life Coaching Session with Richard has 3 parts plus Follow-Up. We meet using the phone or Skype.

We have already talked to each other during the Introductory Conversation and completed our preparatory work together so we are ready to dive in and explore.

Let’s take a looksee at the steps in the Sounding Board Coaching process. The three (3) parts are:

  1. Preparation before session
  2. Meditation
  3. Conversation

1 – Preparation Before Session

Before you call-in begin to think about what it is that you want to explore in the session.

Make notes.

Write down the question you want to talk about.

There is nothing like writing something down – by hand on paper – to help find clarity.

Writing in your Journal is a good idea.

2 – Meditation

We begin our session after you call in with a brief 3-minute meditation.

Although this is only a very brief meditation, ihis serves to help us clear our minds, bring our minds into the moment, and get insync with each other and our intuition.

3 – Conversation

During a Sounding Board session:

  • I listen to you – to your ideas and opinions.
  • I give my perspective if needed.
  • I give you my feedback.
  • I give back to you the ideas that come to me from what you are talking about.

This process is often referred to as brainstorming.

Hear Yourself

Many times what we all need is simply for someone to listen to us, to let us talk out loud with someone to listen, so that we can hear ourselves think.

We need to ‘get out of our head’ and listen to ourselves. We need to hear ourselves.

As we talk out loud about our ideas we can often hear ourselves think.

As we listen the answer we need often comes to mind.

Sometimes it because a question that I have asked has served as a catalyst.


After an Intuitive Consulting Session questions and ideas will often bubble into our minds. Often the same day or later. When this happens write in your journal. After sleeping on the questions, ideas, and thoughts you may want to have a brief 10 minute chat.

The starting point, and foundation, for working with clients is a free 20 minute Introductory Conversation.

Book a time with me and we will talk.

How we can work together

Over the decades I have developed some basic terms and conditions for managing our scheduled sounding board and consulting sessions so that our time together provides you with maximum benefits. Please review these Sounding Board terms and conditions.

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Jeannette McCullough

Jeannette McCullough was a healer, teacher, Shaman, gifted human being and a dear friend. I spent many hours receiving healing from Jeannette and studying with her. What a blessing.

Jeannette McCullough with World Drum

I had met a number of shamans over the years when they had come to give workshops in the store I had co-owned, The Reiki Store, but I had never really spent much time with them or attended their workshops.

Jeannette McCullough came into my life a few months after I had a heart attack. The heart attack was in September 2004.

As I was recuperating from the heart attack it came to me that I needed more than the support of my medical team. I began trying to connect with a Reiki Master and Shaman that a customer of The Reiki Store had talked about. Not sure why he came to mind. However, I did manage to connect with Bernie Morin.

Soul Retrieval with Bernie

Bernie introduced me directly to shamanic practice by doing a long distance Soul Retrieval session with me. He was in Peterborough, Ontario and I was in Toronto, Ontario. It was a life-changing event.

As Bernie lived in Peterborough and I was in Toronto working with him and attending his workshops wasn’t going to work as I recovered from the heart attack. Therefore, Bernie Morin introduced me to the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and they, in turn, introduced me to Jeannette.

Medicine for the Earth with Jeannette

I’m not going to go into detail here about the work that I have done with Jeannette. However, my work began with her with a Medicine for the Earth Workshop based on Sandra Ingerman’s book “Medicine for the Earth: How to Transform Personal and Environmental Toxins”.

I was one of her students until she died. I have seen profound changes in my life as a result of the work that I have done with her. Sometimes a few words from her can really open up a whole new world. A truly thoughtful and caring human being.

Following are the words that I have lifted directly from Jeannette’s website previous website shamansong.ca. Why re-invent the wheel?

In Jeannette’s Own Words

Jeannette McCullough is a Registered Nurse and Shamanic Practitioner who has experience in many diverse health care settings including medical cardiology, orthopedics and addiction treatment. As an educator, she developed and taught courses in Pharmacology, Human Growth and Behaviour, Psychology, Life Skills and Addictions for George Brown College. Jeannette helped to establish, and successfully managed, a fundraising operation for Bayview Community Hospice.

She started training in 1996 with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, an international organization dedicated to the preservation, study and transmittal of shamanic knowledge and practice. She is a graduate of the Foundation’s Three-Year Program in Advanced Shamanism and Shamanic Healing. Michael Harner and Sandra Ingerman are her teachers. And she has completed Sandra Ingerman’s Two-Year Teacher Training Program.

Jeannette has been offering approaches to health and healing from a shamanic perspective in her independent practice since 1998. She feels she has found her true home in her shamanic work.

Complementary Therapies Nurses’ Interest Group

Jeannette is also a founding member and served for three years on the executive of the Complementary Therapies Nurses’ Interest Group which represents the growing number of nurses who practice complementary medicine in Ontario. The group was officially recognized, and given special interest group status by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario in September of 2002.

Spirituality in Health-Care Network

As well, she is on the steering committee of the Spirituality in Health-Care Network. The network was founded in December 2000 by Yvonne Kason MD and John Thornton MD and is dedicated to integrating spirituality with psychotherapy and health care.

Integrative Health Care Round Table

Jeannette served for two years on the Integrative Health Care Round Table as a representative of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. The Round Table is an affiliation of conventional and complementary organizations established in 2004 to promote the development of integrative health care in Ontario and beyond.

Friends of Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT)

She is a past board member and a lifetime member of the Friends of Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT), a community of professionals and consumers who provide credible information and education about complementary and alternative medicine. FACT was founded in 1998 by the psychiatrist, Dr. Ted Lo.

Jeannette served to foster community, healing, and empowerment through her work and in her life. And she still does, even though she has died, through her many students.

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Practicing Reiki in Toronto

I am practicing Reiki in Toronto. I do not do this full time but see a few clients each week.

I do Reiki treatments in a holistic spa in Chinatown in downtown Toronto. My clients often take advantage of the fact that they can receive a relaxing massage from an experienced Chinese massage therapist either before or after our Reiki treatment. A number of clients like to have the Reiki treatment begin during the last 30 minutes of a 60 minute massage. Very relaxing.

I have been a Reiki Practitioner since 1993 and had the joy of being trained by 3 wonderful Reiki Masters.

I look forward to sharing energy and the benefits of Reiki with you.