Reiki Healing: Chronology of Reiki Development and Reiki Master Lineage

Chronology of Reiki Development


620 BCE – Birth of Gautama Siddhartha, Sakyamuni. Buddha at Lumbini, India-Nepal border.

543 BCE – Death of Gautama Siddhartha at Kusinagara, India.

2nd to 1st Century BCE – Tantra Lotus Sutra written, other healing texts.

7 BCE – Birth of Jesus.

5 BCE – The “Three Wise Men” (3 Magi) come from the East (India) to seek the reincarnation of an Enlightened One. They take Jesus and family to Egypt and India

27 or 30 CE to 30 or 33 CE – Jesus returns to Jerusalem for 2-3 years. The Crucifixion. Evidence that Jesus survived it.

46 or 49 CE – Jesus returns to India, 16 years after the Crucifixion.

110CE – Death of Jesus in Srinagar, India. Legends say he lived to 120 years of age, not unusual for his time.


Late 1800’s 1925 – Mikao Usui’a quest for Reiki.

1930 – Chujiro Hayashi receives the Reiki Master’s degree (Reiki III) at the age. of 47.

May 10, 1941 – Death of Mikao Usui. He made 16-18 Reiki Masters, sources vary. Death of Chujiro Hayashi. He made 13-16 Reiki Masters including the first woman, his wife Chie Hayashi and Hawayo Takata.


December 24, 1900 – Birth of Hawayo Kawamuru (Takata).

March 19, 1917- Marries Saichi Takata.

October, 1930 – Death of Saichi Takata.

1935 – Takata goes to Japan for healing at Maeda Hospital in Alaska, then to Hayashi’s Reiki clinic, Shina No Machi, Tokyo. She is healed in 4 months.

Spring, 1936 – Takata receives Reiki I from Chujiro Hayashi.

Winter, 1938 – Takata receives Reiki II from Hayashi and returns to Hawaii. She opens her first healing clinic in Kapaa.

December 11, 1980 – Death of Hawayo Takata. She made 22 Reiki Masters from 1970-1980. Some sources give death date as December 12.

Reiki Master Lineage

Dr. Mikao Usui
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
Hawayo Takata
Barbara Weber Ray
Maureen O’ Toole
Kate Nani
Paula Horan
Barbara Szepan
Pravin D Patel
Parinda Macwana

One thought on “Reiki Healing: Chronology of Reiki Development and Reiki Master Lineage”

  1. Dear Friend,
    Where can I find the book “Tantra Lotus Sutra”?
    With Love,
    Brigit Ananya

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