Karuna Reiki®

The International Center for Reiki Training

About Karuna Reiki®:

Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translanted to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action." When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction because we are all one. As we help others and aid them in their healing process, all beings benefit. Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood that Karuna is not only extended to others out of love, but also because it is an entirely logical thing to do. In the same way that you would want to heal your own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by parjna or wisdom in order to have the right effect.

Karuna is the motivating quality of all enlightened beings who are working to end suffering on Earth. They continually send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others, but you also become more receptive to the Karuna that is being sent by all enlightened beings. Thus your healing is quickened as well.

Karuna Reiki® opens you to work more closely with all enlightened beings. This includes those enlightened ones who are physically present as well as those in spirit.

The Karuna Reiki® Class

This class is for anyone who has had Reiki Master training. It is complete with two levels, two attunements, four master symbols and eight treatment symbols. We have experimented with and taught this system since 1994 and have found it to be effective and powerful. In fact, most students find it more powerful than Usui Reiki! The energy has a more definite feeling to it. It works on the emotional and spiritual levels and also can help one become more grounded. Those who receive the attunements report experiences with their guides, angels, and higher self and feel the healing presence of other enlightened beings.

A brief description of the four Karuna® I symbols is given here: The first symbol prepares the client for deep healing and is useful with past life issues. It helps release karma and deeply seated issues on the cellular level. The second symbol heals deeply and can be used to breakup the negative patterns we unconsciously use to insulate ourselves from the truth, thus shattering delusion and denial. It heals the shadow self. The third symbol fills the person with love and restores balance. The fourth symbol completes the treatment by bringing the client back into the body and grounding. The Karuna II symbols are of a higher vibration and more powerful. They help connect directly with the Higher Self and work on a deeper level. While they have specific purposes discussed in class, the experience of their energy allows intuitive guidance in their use.

Both levels of Karuna Reik®i and both attunements will be given as well as instruction and practice on the use of all twelve symbols. You will be able to teach all four levels of Karuna Reiki®, two practitioner levels and two master levels after taking this class.

Lots of practice time is included for giving treatments, using the symbols and for learning the attunement processes.

We will also be doing a Reiki meditation to be aware of and heal the Shadow Self and using chanting and toning with Karuna Reiki®.

Come network with other Reiki Masters from all over the country and often the world! This is an exciting workshop with lots of dedicated, high energy people.

A certificate and a 45 page manual is included with in depth descriptions of each symbol and each attunement process.

You will also be offered the opportunity to become a "Registered Karuna Reiki® Master" with The International Center for Reiki Training. You will then be able to use our manuals and your student certificates will come from the Center. If you would like more information on becoming this process, please contact us.

Classes taught all across the US and other countries.
See our training schedule for dates and locations.
Cost $1025.00, $325.00 nonrefundable deposit.
Class manual and certificate included.

Practicing and Teaching Karuna Reiki®

The symbols can be used just like other Reiki symbols when giving Reiki treatments. When teaching, you can teach the whole method in one 3 day weekend as discribed above as long as your students are already Reiki Masters. Or Karuna Reiki® can be divided into four levels - two practitioner levels and two Master levels. A requirement for taking any of the Karuna practitioner levels is ART or what is also called Reiki 3a. By having and using the Usui master symbol for treatments, it causes the student to be able to hold more healing energy and thus get greater benefit from the Karuna training. Also, it is important that the student realize that Karuna training is not a substitute for Usui Reiki, but the next step after it.

In level one, teach the first four symbols from Karuna I, give the pracitioner attunement for them and time to practice their use. In level two, teach the second four symbols from Karuna II, give the attunement for them and time to practice. If the person is already a Reiki Master, you can go on to level three by giving the Master attunement for Karuna I , show how to do the attunements for Karuna I, and practice doing the attunements. In level four, give the Karuna II Master attunement, show how to do the attunements for Karuna II, and then practice doing the attunements.


"I am very grateful to William Rand for this most inspiring and rewarding class. It was detailed and informative. Taught with love from the heart. The attunements were powerful and loving - you could actually feel yourself engulfed by the symbols."

Joan D. Michalaros, Teaching Reiki Master

"It is very exciting to be a participant . . . . I find it intellectually stimulating to be with my peers who bring their experience and perspective from all over North America. The attunements were more powerful than any I have ever experienced. The Karuna energy is penetrating and powerful . . . and each symbol carried a distinct energy of its own quality. The symbols will bring a powerful change for me. I am grateful and humbled to be a Karuna Reiki® Master."

Maureen Pysklywer, R.N., Teaching Reiki Master

"The class addressed business issues, and healing aspects of myself that were long past ready to be released as well as the purpose of being a loving human being on the planet. The attunement was very pronounced and distinct. I could feel its vibrations taking me into the higher spiritual realms and an increase of compassion and love. The Karuna Reiki® energy has an incredible flame of great power. It is definitely more pronounced than the Usui Reiki energy. I view Karuna Reiki® as the next step that takes you even closer to God."

Yvonne Christman, Teaching Reiki Master

"Karuna energy is gentle, not forceful, yet very strong and powerful. It is a compassionate and loving energy. It differs from Usui Reiki in that it becomes you. The Ascended Masters seem to anchor themselves within the individual's core being."

Vicky L. Payton, RN, BSN, Reiki Master Practitioner

"As ever, William Rand was a focused, intuitive and powerful teacher. I leave the class feeling well prepared to practice and teach Karuna Reiki®. The energy feels very big and powerful. The energy is different, but integrates well within my energy field."

Darlene Abraham, Practicing Reiki Teacher

"The Karuna class has been wonderful. William Rand has shown us how to teach in a loving, caring and informative atmosphere. The attunement was powerful but gentle, loving in every way."

Wayne Nelson, Teaching Reiki Master

"I really enjoyed the group energy and learning from one another. The Karuna energy is different than Usui energy, being more all encompassing, inter-dimensional and transformational. I am convinced that it heals our cellular memory where needed. My entire vibration is lighter and I feel different physically in that I feel more filled with light. All my energy bodies are more integrated and balanced. "

Laura Ellen Gifford,
Center Certified Teaching Reiki Master

"This has been a wonderful enriching and healing weekend. The atmosphere was conducive to learning and sharing. The Karuna attunement was the most powerful I've ever experienced. It assisted me through a process of total transformation and integration of my energies leaving me in a state of complete empowerment."

Clair Gibb, Teaching Reiki Master

"The class was wonderful. The meditations helped ground me and connect me, yet took me to the heart of Universal consciousness. Karuna Reiki® is like a blessing from above. The energy enfolds you in love and compassion and fills your heart with love for all mankind. It is more focused, more direct, more "get to the point energy" than Usui energy. The Karuna II attunement was the most powerful I have received to date."

Kathie Lipinski, Teaching Reiki Master

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