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Jiro Murai

Jiro Murai

It started in a cabin in the mountains of Japan…

Jiro Murai, from a family of highly educated and established medical doctors , was more interested in the “wild” lifestyle in the early 1910s, which included excessive eating and drinking. He became terminally ill with incurable digestive issues in 1912 and made the decision to be left in his family’s mountain cabin to die peacefully.

While awaiting death, Murai sat in meditation using mudras, meditation, and fasting he had learned from his vast interest in spiritual philosophies. After 7 days of internal body changes from freezing cold to intense heat, Jiro found his health restored. He attributed his salvation to the practices used in the cabin while awaiting death and determined he would dedicate his life to deepening his understanding of his experience. Thus began the development Jin Shin Jyutsu and Master Murai’s lifetime of research, treating, teaching and writing.


Mary Burmeister - Photo used with permission of the Burmeister family. All rights reserved.

Mary Burmeister - Photo used with permission of the Burmeister family. All rights reserved.

A young woman’s synchronistic trip to Japan changed her life…

Mary (Mariko Lino) Burmeister, came to Japan from her home in America to serve as a translator and study diplomacy. One evening, at the home of students whom she was teaching English, she was told that Jiro Murai, known as Sensi (Teacher) was coming. When Murai met Mary he immediately asked her “Would you like to take a gift back to America?” Not knowing what she was being asked, Mary immediately responded “Yes”. That gift became a passion. After studying with Master Murai for many years, Mary returned to America where she continued to communicate with her teacher and deepen her understanding. Thus began Mary’s life long journey sharing Jin Shin Jyutsu with the West. She leaves a legacy of her teaching, textbooks, and premier instructors.


Haruki Kato

Haruki Kato

 

A premature infant’s experience with acupressure set him on his lifelong path...

Haruki Kato was born premature with many complications throughout his very early life. Western medicine was considered to be the best of care, but as an infant Haruki did not thrive and could not walk until he received a form of traditional touch therapy. Haruki’s experience as a child created a spark, which led him to his teacher, Jiro Murai and Jin Shin Jyutsu. Haruki Kato, named by Master Murai as his direct successor in Japan, left a treasure of his study, teaching and textbooks now shared in both the East and West.


The generations continue the work…

Mary Burmeister’s two sons, David and Michael, and their families continue to support Mary’s work in the West through the Mary Burmeister Institute, Inc. Sadaki Kato, Haruki Kato’s son and successor, teaches and shares Jin Shin Jyutsu and his father’s lineage as a practitioner and Mary Burmeister Institute instructor.