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Reiki Master


Reiki with Jack Blackburn




Orcas Island

Reiki III / Reiki Master* Class

This class is for Reiki II practitioners who took their first Reiki class at least 1 year before the date of the Master class. Persons who completed Reiki I and Reiki II with a different instructor must interview with Jack Blackburn by phone, Skype or in person before registering. If you would like to make an appointment for this interview, please contact us at 206-527-0908 or email us at

The maximum number of students enrolled in this class is 10.

Orcas IslandThe Reiki Master class will be held at a private residence near on Orcas Island near the town of Eastsound. The home is situated with a full view of the whole sound. It is private and very beautiful.

Lodging/Meals: $200 usually covers room and board (sometimes this cost is less depending on the number of students participating). Payment for room and board is due at the time of the workshop. However, if you want to make this payment with a credit card, you need to do so,by phone in advance of the workshop. (206-527-0908) You will be deciding on, cooking, washing up and shopping for meals as a group.

The Reiki Master class is usually taken by people who want to deepen their awareness of Reiki and their facility in using it with their clients. Although most people do not take this class in order to teach classes of their own, participants will be fully trained to conduct Reiki classes. This can be quite useful in other ways. One of the most powerful uses that comes out of the Reiki Master training is the ability to initiate your clients, especially those with very troubling physical or emotional distresses, so that they can work on themselves. During the first 5 years I was a Reiki Master, this is how I primarily used my ability to initiate people in Reiki. I have witnessed many profound healings for clients who have received the initiations and the self-healing awareness that goes along with it.

Orcas IslandDuring the four days on Orcas, I will initiate you as a Reiki Master and you will be learning the rituals and material for each level of Reiki. You will be initiating each other at each of the levels both for practice and in order to deepen your experience of the work. We will be cloistered during this time so that most of our focus will be on learning Reiki, living Reiki, and growing a much closer relationship with the Reiki Masters who originated this work. There will be plenty of time for questions, discussion, and group supervision. My hope is not only that each of us will increase in our connections with the origins of Reiki and the Masters behind the scenes, but that we will also develop a very deep and abiding connection as members of a small committed community of Reiki Masters.

Some of you may feel ready to teach Reiki to your colleagues in the bodywork community and this class will certainly give you enough preparation and understanding to do that. As with any Reiki Master training, I remain available to you as a consultant should you want to take this step.

In this MASTER level workshop, you will:


  • Learn how to give Reiki to individuals and how to do Reiki in a group.
  • Learn how to do Reiki on yourself.
  • Learn how to integrate Reiki into your current bodywork practice.
  • Feel the energy moving through your hands and observe the effects on recipients.
  • Discuss healing as a spiritual path.
  • Learn advanced techniques to facilitate client self-healing.


Student Feedback

"I want to thank you for this class for bodyworkers and for showing us how to incorporate this into our practice. You have inspired me to want to meditate and doself Reiki daily."
~ Student, 2008

"This class not only touched my professional life but touched my personal life, personal growth - all aspects of who I am becoming." ~ Student, 2008

"I am certain that you are constantly bombarded with thanks, praises, compliments and such....and I, too, would like to share my thoughts about the Reiki  class I just had with you. First of all, having had the opportunity to really observe your teaching style and how you handled a variety of different personalities in a class setting was a learning opportunity in itself. I was humbled by your compassion, patience and tolerance of each one of us and came away humbled and inspired to strive for those same qualities...As for the Reiki itself, I have been practicing it daily and have gotten those symbols down pretty darn good! I am still thinking about and wondering when to use which one....but with good intent, I don't think too much damage could be done if I should make the wrong choice. I love Reiki!!! and have definitely felt the increase in energy and it takes a while for my hands to quit pulsating after doing a session." ~ Student, 2007

"What I liked about this class is that I learned to recognize what healing and forgiveness feels like in my body." ~ Student, 2006

"The retreat was absolutely wonderful. I appreciate the gentle yet deep way that you teach.
I learned a lot." ~ Student, 2006



Recommended readings


Reiki Koi

Reiki Kio 2


Reiki Master

Reiki Sourcebook by Stiene and Stiene

The Spirit of Reiki by Lubeck

The Ethics of Caring by Taylor

Reiki Koi 3








*About the terminology "Reiki Master"

I use the "master" designation to refer to the fact that students in this class will be given the training and initiation to initiate or attune others in Reiki. It is the title for that ability. Most persons who take this class have been Reiki practitioners for some time. I require a minimum of one year as a practitioner including a minimum of three months at the Reiki II level. But once again, most of my trainees have been using Reiki in their practice for much longer.

The first thing we discuss in class is the fact that the term "master" really means that the person has become a student of all aspects of Reiki. Here in Japan most persons take Reiki III and very few take Master level. So here, just as in Seattle I train mostly professional care givers. Once again, I use the terminology to designate professionals who can train others.

I understand the question of “master” term... I have the same concern about massage education programs that are staffed by "teachers" that are former students who have little or no bodywork experience... certainly not enough to give anything but textbook knowledge.

I ask my students to discern whether or not they are ready to take on the challenge of "Master" and begin at that very humble state of openness to learn...
"not knowing".

~Blessings, Jack