Karuna Reiki is a Sanskrit word that is used in Hinduism, Zen and Buddhism. It translates to mean any action taken to reduce the suffering of others and could also be described 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 as we are all one. As we help others and aid them in their healing process, all beings benefit. 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 our own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal. It’s stated in Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by prajna or wisdom to have the right effect.

Karuna is the motivating quality of all enlightened beings working to end suffering on Earth. They continually send unlimited amounts of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop Karuna in yourself, you are helping others, and you will also become more receptive to the Karuna 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, including those who are physically present and those in spirit.  Combined with Usui Reiki enhances the entire healing procedure.

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. William Lee Rand 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 ® 1 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 break up 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 Reiki ® 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.

A certificate and a 45 page manual are 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.

The Karuna Reiki ® program is taught only by teachers who are registered with the International Centre for Reiki Training.  A registered teacher will have a certificate issued by the Centre indicating a registration number.

Vash Narain-Kerr and Paul Kerr are registered Karuna Reiki ® Masters and Teachers in South Africa