The Lineage of Reiki and Buddho teachers How Reiki and the Buddho System of Healing got passed down from the age of the historical Buddha to the present day.
Shakyamuni The Historical Buddha
The Buddha allegedly developed the original method of Mind-Body healing
The original method becomes simplified
Evolution of several simplified methods of healing (Buddho System of Healing)
Recording of these methods
in various sutras
Tibetan Buddhist Lamas
Practise of these methods by
Tibetan Buddhist lamas
Monks throughout the East
Oral transmission from monk to monk
Further simplification of Buddho
to teach lay people
writing down of a method
Dr Mikaomi Usui
Dr Usui learns of the simplified methods from the sutras and introduces the simplified method as REIKI
Dr Chujiro Hayashi
Dr Hayashi teaches only Reiki to Takata
Dr Hayashi teaches both Reiki and Buddho
Takata teaches Reiki to others
Reiki-Usui Shiki Ryoho
Takamori travels to India, Nepal & Tibet and encounters Buddhist monks who teach him the original Buddho System of Healing (Himalayas)
Dr Ranga Premaratna
Dr Premaratna receives the complete training in Reiki and the Buddho System of Healing from Seiji Takamori
Ranga's pupils (including Sandra Straw)
Dr Premaratna becomes the head of this lineage on Takamori's death, and re-names the Reiki system 'Jin Kei Do', whilst Buddho becomes known as 'Enersense'
Note: Although there are direct links between Reiki and Buddho healing, it may not necessarily be the only origin of Reiki. The original sutra which describes a healing method was inevitably interpreted differently by different monks, over time leading to possibly many different styles of Reiki and Buddho as the teachings spread throughout the East.
Takamori's contribution however, is particularly significant because through his search for the 'original knowledge' he uncovered teachings older and more comprehensive to add to those he had learnt as part of the Usui-Hayashi-Takeuchi lineage. Also this older knowledge was a 'living teaching' handed down and still practised by the monks in the Himalayas, rather than being revived from written sources.