Third Degree (Shinpiden): Reiki Master

Why the Third Degree?

Have you completed the previous courses, and feel deeply moved by, and excited about, Reiki? Are you interested in learning how to teach Reiki to others? Do you want to be in a focused environment with like-minded students who are equally passionate about this practice?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then the Third Degree: Reiki Teacher-training program is for you. Here, you’ll delve into the deepest parts of the practice, and gain the qualifications to teach Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho. 

After completing any part(s) of the Third Degree: Reiki Teacher-training courses, you may petition to become a member of The Reiki Preservation Society while working on additional requirements for membership.

Expect a powerful, moving experience that leaves you inspired, energized, and fully prepared for the challenges and joys of becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher.


The Journey to Becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher

During the different stages of your training, you will be initiated into the many secrets of traditional Shinpiden.

Reflecting on the time it takes to train an initiate into Shinpiden, as well as the required tuition, one will notice the difference between what and how The Reiki Preservation Society teaches students in the Third Degree: Reiki Teacher-training (Shinpiden) program in comparison to most other schools and teachers. Patience is required of the student being trained due to the greater volume of teachings in this traditional Shinpiden training environment.

By committing yourself to these courses, you enter a higher level of the Reiki practice, and embark upon an exciting part of the Reiki journey. These Teacher-training courses in Shinpiden prepare you to teach and initiate students into the different degrees of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.

The word “Shinpiden” means “Mystery Teachings.” And that’s exactly what the Third Degree is about – transferring the mysteries of Reiki to you. It is a challenging, immersive experience.

Most importantly, when you start the Third Degree: Reiki Teacher-training program, you begin entering into a lifelong practice that will shape you and your path for years into the future.

Wondering What to Expect from these Courses?

Each aspect of the Third Degree brings you deeper into the Reiki practice. Starting with the Third Degree:  Reiki Practitioner program, you’ll emerge with a more intimate understanding of the art, with high-level techniques, and with tangible skills. The latter Teacher-training courses will help you effectively pass these teachings on to your future students.

Note: We also offer a Foundations of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho course for practitioners and Teachers (Masters) coming from other lineages. This is a prerequisite course which centers around the First and Second Degree courses in Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho containing the teachings specific of this lineage.

Let’s take a closer look at the distinct stages:

First Degree Teacher Training Course:

Prerequisites: Completion of the Third Degree (Introduction to Shinpiden): Reiki Practitioner Program

  • In this course, students will learn how to teach the First Degree (Shoden) course and receive:

    • A thorough history of Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho: and the reasons of its importance in student training 
    • A deeper appreciations of the 5 Reiki Principles: in relation to the practice and to yourself 
    • Instruction on how to perform the traditional four First Degree initiations: with plenty of practice time 
    • The deeper knowledge of why each part of the initiation is performed: its purpose and its function 
    • A greater understanding and experiencing of the lineage: so you know what the art is growing from 
    • And much more…

    After successful completion of the course and examinations, you will be initiated as a First Degree Teacher (Shihan-kaku) and able to teach the First Degree (Shoden) course in Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.

This course is offered in either a monthly apprenticeship format or an intensive 3-day training format.

Second Degree Teacher Training Course: Shihan 

Prerequisite: First Degree Teacher: Shihan-Kaku

After successful completion of the course and examinations, you will be initiated as a Second Degree Teacher (Shihan) and able to teach the Second Degree (Okuden) course in Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.

Shihan training is usually offered in an intensive, two-day training format.

Third Degree Teacher Training Course: Dai-shihan

Prerequisite: Second Degree Teacher: Shihan

This course prepares you to train and initiate other Reiki Masters. After successful completion of the course and examinations, you will be initiated as a Third Degree Teacher (Dai-Shihan) and able to teach all the Third Degree (Shinpiden) courses in Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.

Dai-Shihan training is normally offered in a four to five-day intensive training format.

About Your Reiki Master:
Robert N. Fueston

Internationally respected Reiki Master/Teacher Robert N. Fueston has been practicing and teaching the system of Reiki for over 25 years, and has written multiple books on the traditional system of Reiki. He is the founder of the Reiki Preservation Society, member of the Takata Sensei Archive’s team, and a former member and archivist for The Reiki Alliance. He has trained with many of Takata’s master students and the Master students they have trained. He has listened to an incredible amount of recordings of Takata teaching her own Reiki classes as well. This was to gain the most thorough understanding and knowledge of Hawayo Takata’s teachings and Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho which he passed on to his Master’s students.

Congratulations on this important step forward, and on moving into a new stage of your Reiki Journey.

Choose Your Course Dates Today!

This is to provide each student with personalized attention and to facilitate the best learning environment.


    Please Note: The word “Reiki” refers to the “Cosmic Energy”. The specific system taught at The Reiki Preservation Society is called Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho.

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The Reiki Preservation Society’s (TRPS) website provides general information regarding Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho and the class schedule taught by Robert N. Fueston, founder of TRPS.

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