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."
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.
It has been experimented with and been taught since 1994 and it has been found in many case it to be effective and powerful. In fact, many 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.
The following is a brief description of how Kuruna symbols are used. 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.
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..
A certificate and a 45 page manual is included with in depth descriptions of each symbol and each attunement process.
This course offers you the opportunity to become a "Registered Karuna Reiki® Master" with The International Center for Reiki Training. You will then be able to use their manuals and your student certificates will come from the international centre for Reiki training..
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 2 days with at least 2 follow session of at least 4 hours, 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.
The course in run over two days with two or more follow up sessions of at least four hours each.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.
Most of the above information is taken from the international centre for Reiki training.
I am registered with the international Reiki training centre and my manuals and certificate are supplied by them. Which in turn means you can become a registered member of this body if you train with myself.
My registration number is 80761 I have been teaching and practicing Karuna Reiki since april 2000.