Hawayo Takata: A Life in Reiki
Hawayo Takata: A Life In Reiki
A Special Two-Day Event
Saturday & Sunday, November 7-8, 2020, 10am-2pm ET
*** Please note, this event was in 2020 and was not recorded. ***
Through diary entries and private correspondence, voice recordings, personal belongings, and rare photos, take an exclusive and intimate look at the life and legacy of the First Lady of Reiki.
It is through Hawayo Takata’s lifelong dedication to teaching that Reiki is now recognized, offered and taught throughout the world.
Born on the island of Kauai in 1900, Hawayo Takata was widowed early in life with two daughters. She became gravely ill. Her personal healing journey took her to Japan where she found and learned Reiki. Takata brought her teacher and the practice to Hawaii, just as her students would bring her to North America. Hawayo Takata called her practice Usui Shiki Ryoho – The Usui Method of Natural Healing – and she shared Reiki with the world until her death in 1980.
After Takata’s passing, her daughter Alice Takata Furumoto preserved her personal belongings – a treasure trove of notebooks, photos, letters, recordings, gifts from her teacher Chujiro Hayashi, and even an original Reiki table. Under the direction of Takata’s successor and granddaughter, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, these items were organized, cataloged and donated to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Many more items were kept within the family.
Now, join Reiki Master Joyce Winough for a special exploration of the life and legacy of Hawayo Takata in a two-part Zoom webinar on November 7th & 8th, 2020 from 10am to 2 pm ET.
About this Presentation
Longtime Reiki Master Joyce Winough, spouse to late Usui Shiki Ryoho Grandmaster Phyllis Lei Furomoto, was an active member of the team that prepared the Hawayo Takata archives for donation to the University of California, Santa Barbara.
In 2017, Joyce compiled the archival materials to showcase at a family reunion. As the slideshow was enthusiastically received by Takata’s relatives, Phyllis suggested Joyce create a daylong lecture for Reiki communities. And, at the end of 2017, Joyce flew from Kyoto, Japan to Vladivostok, Russia for the premier presentation to 30 Reiki students and masters.
Her historically rich presentation includes 125 slides and their accompanying stories. Remastered voice recordings of Takata Sensei from the original tapes, as well as transcriptions made by Helen Haberly will also be shared.
Joyce holds not just the materials of the Takata and Furumoto archives but also the energy of connection to this unique and storied family.