Karuna Reiki ®

The Meaning of Karuna

Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action." Because of the oneness of all beings, as you 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.

Karuna Reiki® can be divided into four levels - two practitioner levels and two Master levels.This system has been taught since 1994 and have been found 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. Also, it is important that the student realise that Karuna training is not a substitute for Usui Reiki, but the next step after it.

A certificate and a manual is included with in depth descriptions of each symbol and each attunement process for both Practitioner and Master levels.You will also be registered as a "Karuna Reiki® Practioner or Master" with The International Center for Reiki Training.

The Karuna Reiki® Practitioner Level I & II

This class has eight treatment symbols and one attunement. A brief description of the four Karuna Reiki® 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 Reiki® 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.

It is recommended that students should have completed Usui Reiki Level 2, as it helps the student to be able to hold more healing energy and thus get greater benefit from the Karuna training.

The Karuna Reiki® Master Level I & II

This class has four more master symbols and one more attunement. Upon completion of all four levels, you will be qualified to teach and do attunements for all levels of Karuna Reiki®.

It is recommended that students should have completed Usui Reiki Level 3a.

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