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You Can Learn Reiki!

Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”), is the Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy.” This energy is all around us and we can channel it. An ancient healing art, Reiki is a simple method of hands on healing developed in the 1920’s by Mikao Usui of Kyoto, Japan. The system was passed, hand to hand, from Mikao Usui, to naval surgeon, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Dr. Hayashi, in turn, passed the teachings down to a Japanese-American woman, Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who introduced the system to the West. The Reiki energy flows through the hands of the practitioner and into the person, animal or plant being treated, enhancing and accelerating the natural healing processes in the body. Reiki helps to restore balance and harmony and promotes the relaxation response. Anyone can easily learn Reiki.

About the Center …

The John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing was established by John Harvey Gray and Dr. Lourdes Gray in 1996. The Center was created in order to empower and develop the Reiki student’s capacity for healing using the most thorough Reiki training available with no cut corners’ taken in teaching the Reiki healing system as it was taught by Mrs. Hawayo Takata. John Harvey Gray received his entire Reiki training from Hawayo Takata. He was one of the original 22 Reiki Master Teachers trained by Mrs. Hawayo Takata. John Harvey Gray was also the longest-practicing Reiki Master Teacher in the Western Hemisphere until his passing into spirit on January 12, 2011. Over the course of thirty years, he had taught over 900 Reiki training classes and trained more than 15,000 Reiki students.

The mission of our Center is to preserve the Reiki teachings of Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata, and at the same time, to further expand on those teachings; to offer a comprehensive system of Reiki healing training based on John Harvey Gray’s vast storehouse of knowledge and experience in teaching and practicing Reiki and Dr. Lourdes Gray’s many years of deep, concentrated Reiki training with John Harvey Gray as well as her own extensive experience in teaching and practicing the Reiki system of natural healing.

Dr. Lourdes Gray is the sole successor and lineage bearer in The John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing. Dr. Gray is also the Center’s director.

The knowledge and experience of both of these teachers has been distilled into a curriculum that provides students with a profound understanding of energy healing techniques and powerful Reiki training tools for self development. Students are taught how to use Reiki confidently, to treat any condition, chronic or acute, in all living things. Easy to learn and effective meditation practices are presented in order to help accelerate the student’s own spiritual evolution and define his or her own sense of purpose.

Over time, The John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing has become recognized and acknowledged as a leader in the field of Reiki training and energy healing. In addition to its commitment to excellence in Reiki training education, it also serves as a platform from which John Harvey Gray and Dr. Lourdes Gray have developed and launched several important works, including their Reiki book Hand to Hand, the audio cassette tape “Takata Speaks: Volume 1,” (the first in a series of live recordings), and a CD by John Harvey Gray containing his ground-breaking theory on “Emotionality and the Chakras” and a “Balancing Meditation.” Anyone interested in Reiki will find these Reiki products to be an invaluable source of information and learning.

We Believe …

In these evolutionary times, we believe that we are being called to Oneness. In heeding that call, we are One Reiki Family. We honor all Reiki lineages. Reiki is energy and energy is dynamic, ever-changing and transforming. We recognize that there is still much to be learned in the field of bioenergetics and the body’s capacity to heal. Reiki must remain dynamic and willing to grow, based on continuing research and experience. At the same time, we hold the firm belief that the Reiki system as developed by Mikao Usui, and passed down to Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata, must be preserved. We must use their teachings as the building blocks upon which we can continue to grow as One Reiki Family, to bring much-needed healing to the people, the animals and the Earth.



John Harvey Gray taught me Reiki. I quickly integrated this form of spiritual healing into my practice with wonderful results.

Christiane Northrup, MD, author
of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The
Wisdom of Menopause
, and Women’s
Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

John and Lourdes’s approach to teaching was the perfect balance of history, theory, science, and technique. I felt like I received a very thorough training and feel confident that I will be able to use the techniques effectively. It was truly a gift to learn from such knowledgeable and experienced teachers. I feel honored.

M.L. Westmoreland, NH

Compelling dimensions to this system were captured and delivered in such a way as to make one want to continue this extraordinary path! Thank you!

N.P. Keene, NH

Celebrating the Life and Legacy
of John Harvey Gray

April 10, 1917 to January 12, 2011

Reiki Master Teacher John Harvey Gray passed away peacefully in his home in New Hampshire on January 12, 2011, three months prior to his 94th birthday. At his bedside, were his beloved wife Dr. Lourdes Gray, his daughter-in-law Monika Gray, and his faithful Yellow Lab, Mickie. Read the full obituary.

So It Continues … a Message
by Dr. Lourdes Gray

How do you say goodbye to your best friend, teacher, husband and soulmate? I do not say goodbye. In my heart he has not left me, nor has he left the hearts of his students. With his amazing kindness and compassion, his deep wisdom and his vast storehouse of knowledge of Reiki healing, John has touched the lives of many thousands of Reiki students who in turn pass on his wisdom and his teachings to countless numbers of others. John Harvey Gray’s legacy will forever continue to pass from hand to hand, every time that we use our healing touch. Read Dr. Lourdes Gray’s full message.

John Harvey Gray passes Reiki Lineage to Dr. Lourdes Gray

On May 16th 2008, John Harvey Gray officially appointed his wife Reiki Master Teacher, Dr. Lourdes Gray, as his sole successor and Reiki Lineage Bearer. Read the Lineage Letter.

John’s Road to Healing,
a chapter from the book Hand To Hand

In remembrance of the life of John Harvey Gray, the John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing is proud to present you with John’s Road to Healing, a chapter from the book Hand To Hand. Read John’s Road to Healing.

In the Spotlight…

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New Blog Post: Reiki for Eye Conditions


Reiki 1 Class, April 16-17, 2016, Jaffrey, NH Class.

Reiki Class for Children!

John Harvey Gray on WMUR
John Harvey Gray TV Interview WMUR, New Hampshire Chronicle

Read Hand to Hand on your Kindle

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Meet Reiki Master Teacher Lourdes Gray

Lourdes Gray, RMT
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Featured Reiki Product:

CD Cover: Emotionality in the Chakras

Our new cd: Emotionality in the Chakras & Balancing
Meditation with John Harvey Gray

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In the Media…


Read the Earthstar Magazine article, “John Harvey Gray turns 90!”

Reiki Products

hand to hand

Featuring our book: Hand to Hand: The Longest Practicing Reiki Master Tells His Story by John Harvey Gray and Lourdes Gray Buy now…


Takata Speaks - cassette cover
Our cassette tape: Takata Speaks: Digitally remastered recordings from Hawayo Takata’s Classes. Selections and Introductions by John Harvey Gray.

John Harvey Gray & Lourdes Gray, Ph.D.
The most experienced Reiki Instructors in the United States