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Caroline Phillips Buttner

Fine Artist and Nature Lover

Gendai Reiki Ho Master 

Usui Shiki Reiki Master Teacher

Meditation for Everyone Teacher

Inspiration for my creative heart...


Walking my backyard fields and woods 


Tracking resident porcupines

Bird watching


Swimming in the ocean


Gendai Reiki Ho

Gendai Reiki Ho is "the beautiful harmony" of Japanese traditional Reiki with Western Reiki (Hayashi to Takata lineage) founded by Hiroshi Doi.

I traveled to Ashiya, Japan to study directly with Hiroshi Doi Sensei in the fall of 2018. I was drawn to study Gendai Reiki Ho, as it combines Dento-style Reiki (Japanese traditional Reiki that encourages spiritual growth) and Western-style Reiki (the practice of healing the mind and body.) Doi Sensei originally learned Western Style Reiki. In 1993, he became a member of the Usui Reiki Ryo-ho Gakkai, the original Usui Reiki Society Usui-sensei founded before his death in 1926. Doi Sensei received his Dento Reiki training from Kimiko Koyama-sensei, the 6th president of the Usui Reiki Ryo-ho Gakkai. Through his training with Koyama-sensei, he realized the importance and "high spiritual orientation of Dento Reiki," and created Gendai Reiki Ho to both practice and support the mental-physical healing (Western Reiki) and encourage spiritual growth (Dento Reiki.) 


Reiki Energy Lineage 

  • Mikao Usui Creator of the Reiki system in Japan and First President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Reiki Japanese Association founded in 1922). 

  • Taketomi, Third President of the Gakkai, initiated by Usui. 

  • Koyama: Sixth President of the Gakkai, initiated by Taketomi. 

  • Hiroshi Doi: President of the Gendai Reiki Healing Association, member of Usui's Gakkai, initiated by Kimiko Koyama. 

  • Caroline Phillips Buttner, member of Gendai Reiki Healing Association, initiated by Hiroshi Doi. 

I received my Western Usui Shiki Reiki 1, 2, Master, and Master Teacher degrees through Libby Barnett. I am grateful to Libby for her beautiful, kind teaching style. 


My artwork is influenced by my daily meditation practice, rooted in the tradition of Gendai Reiki Ho practice.


I also practice Primordial Sound Meditation, a mantra based meditation "rooted in the Vedic tradition of India...." I studied the mantra-based practice with Andrew Kelley (aka The Boston Buddha), an amazing meditation teacher in the Boston area. My meditation teacher training (100hr) was also through Andy.

I create to nurture, connect, and uplift. Be in love--with everything.

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