What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in the esoteric Japanese teachings and practices of Usui Reiki Ryôhô, Meditation, Mindfulness, and spiritual awakening. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established a Code of Conduct.

The Usui Reiki International Gakkai ( https://www.urigakkai.org ) believes our community should be truly open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment for all, irrespective of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, age, size, religion, belief or socio-economic background.

This code of conduct outlines our expectations for participant behavior as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

We invite all sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other participants to help us realize a safe and positive social experience for everyone.

Expected Behavior

• If you RSVP to come, show up!

• Be considerate, respectful, and collaborative.

• Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior and speech.

• Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.

• Participate in an authentic and active way. In doing so, you help to create Sangha (community).

Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behaviors include: intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory or demeaning conduct by any attendees of Gakkai Meetups and related events, including event hosts and organizers. Some Meetup venues may be shared with members of the public; please be respectful to all patrons of these locations.

Harassment includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, size, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated whether by other attendees, organizers, venue staff, sponsors, or other patrons of Meetup venues.

Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately and without protest.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, Meetup organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including permanent expulsion from the group.

We expect ALL participants (sponsors, volunteers, speakers, attendees, and other guests) to abide by this code of conduct at all Meetup venues and Gakkai-related social events.

Sangha 'Community' first
Gakkai Meetups are for the benefit of the Reiki community as a whole, not specific businesses or individuals. All actions taken as an event organizer are with the best interest of the community in mind.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tea and Conversation

Townshend's Alberta Street Teahouse

We are an informal group who gets together over tea for the sole purpose of meeting new people and making friends. Race, religion, gender, sexual orientation ... hey, even hair color ... are irrelevant. Feel free to knit, color, or do a puzzle, etc. while we chat. If this kind of low key, accepting environment sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee), then we would be delighted to have you join us. We meet the first Saturday of the month (Holidays may cause rare exceptions to this rule) at Townshend's Alberta Street Teahouse. A small framed sign (Tea and Conversation) will be on one of the long tables. We just want to relax as we share in conversation (as you feel led) and build relationships with each other. This is a small step in making our community and our world a better place, one conversation at a time. If you RSVP, please keep your word and attend. NOTE: It is our intention to host this event at different locations throughout Portland and beyond. If you have a favorite teahouse or coffee shop, please let us know! We are more than willing to alternate locations to suit the needs of our membership.

Cancer Support Reiki Group

4414 NE 38th Ave

This share was designed to meet the specific needs of those individuals who are battling Cancer, as well as families who need emotional support and information to help their loved ones and give them the strength to also cope. It is also for Cancer survivors who have inspiring stories and information to share of their journeys, offering advice and support to help others deal with and overcome their illness. This Meetup is FREE and open to the public. If you have any questions please email us at [masked]

Community Reiki Share

4414 NE 38th Ave

This event is open to the general public and to reiki practitioners of any lineage who wish to share. Suffering from depression, anxiety, arthritis, trauma, pain, cancer, chronic stress, headaches, chronic illness? Never experienced Reiki before? Please keep reading to learn more about the benefits of reiki and what a Reiki share is. What is a Reiki Share? For those new to Reiki, a Share or Circle is a gathering of Reiki practitioners to practice Reiki as a group. Some Reiki circles are exclusive, open only to trained Reiki practitioners. An exclusive Reiki Circle is a gathering where practitioners can let their hair down a bit. These circles are meant as occasions to socialize with other Reiki healers, support each other's paths as healers, and to exchange Reiki treatments with one another. Open Reiki Shares are invitational types of gatherings which allow the general public to come and experience Reiki in a group setting. Public circles are mainly intended to bring awareness to Reiki and to help educate anyone who is curious about learning about Reiki. These gatherings also help to promote Reiki practitioners as well as the benefits of reiki healing in the area. Our mission with these shares is to offer people greater knowledge of and access to Reiki, a complementary healing practice whose primary benefits include relaxation and stress reduction. Through sharing the gift of Reiki, we hope to empower others in their journey as they seek balance and healing in their daily lives. Please join us after the share for fellowship, refreshments, casual conversation, and information on upcoming events. Please feel free to bring your favorite finger food to share if you are so moved. We'll supply coffee and herbal tea. "Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop." - Dorothy Height

Introduction to Shinrin-yoku

Forest Park

Also known as Forest Bathing, Shinrin-Yoku helps us remember our place in a kin-centric network of relationships with all beings. When done repeatedly as a regular practice it brings many health benefits. Because it creates strong bonds between people and natural environments, forest bathing is an important foundation for ecological awareness and activism. During this Meetup you will receive instructions for a very simple, basic, yet lovely forest bathing walk that you can do on your own. Once instruction has been given, we will spend an hour practicing Shinrin-Yoku alone. We will meet up after for a discussion and lunch. ** Please remember to bring a sack lunch for this event! **

Past events (11)

Hatsurei Ho Meditation

4414 NE 38th Ave


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