10 years Shingon Reiki

The establishment of Shingon Reiki

Ten years ago (2005) Shingon Reiki was called to life by Mark Hosak when he recognized links between Esoteric Buddhism and the traditional Usui Reiki for his research. In fact, Mark Hosak began researching Reiki in1993 after he was attuned to the first degree Usui Reiki, learned in Bremen, because he was encouraged by his teacher to write the characters as Reiki calligraphy. He could, because he already worked a few years with the Japanese language and writing and then soon went to Heidelberg in the context of East Asian art history and Japanese are specialized there on Buddhism.

During a three-year Japan stay with two scholarships from the DAAD and Rotary, he explored the interrelationship between temple architecture and rituals. In this case he noticed, the similarity between Reiki symbols and Siddham font . So Mark Hosak put his focus on the writing, and first wrote about his thesis.

He then published his findings in „The Big Book of Reiki Symbols“ (Windpferd Publishing,  2004.) and in 2005 came upon the idea of possibly combining Reiki and the Esoteric Buddhism of the Shingon school and naming it Shingon Reiki.

Unlike as was expected, Mark Hosak did not teach Shingon Reiki is for a while, but tried his insights on himself, to friends and students, to the latter encouraged him in 2013 to teach Shingon Reiki to the Shingon masters level degree.

Then the 1st level Shingon Reiki was held in Eberbach by Mark Hosak for the first time in March 2014. There followed many other seminars in the 2nd level and advanced training in Shingon Reiki. Many of his trained by him in Usui Reiki Master began an upgrade to the Shingon Reiki Master. Since then, the seminars are humming with all the teachers of Shingon Reiki and the interest remains high.

Shingon Reiki is now taught by Mark Hosak and his trained teachers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria and the United States.Other countries will follow soon.

In 2015 Mark Hosak completed his doctoral work with Magna cum laude (1.0) on „The Siddham in Japanese art in rituals of healing“ from. In this is