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.
Karuna Reiki® is a registered service mark of William Lee Rand.