Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to reduce the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action." When beings experience enlightenment, they report that all individuals are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everybody without difference because we are all one. As we help others and support them in their healing process, all beings benefit. Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood that Karuna is not only prolonged 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 injuries, you would also want the injuries of others to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by Prajna or Wisdom in order to have the right effect.
Karuna is the encouraging quality of all enlightened beings who are working to end suffering on Earth. They frequently 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 Ki 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.
To qualify to take this class, a student must be a Reiki master and be able to draw the Reiki II and master symbols from memory.
A brief explanation of the four Karuna I symbols is given here:
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.
All levels of Karuna Ki Reiki and the traditional Karuna Ki Master attunement will be given as well as instruction and practice on the use of all twelve symbols. You will be able to teach all aspects of Karuna Ki Reiki after taking this class.
We will also be doing a Reiki meditation to be aware of and heal the Shadow Self and using chanting and toning with Karuna Ki Reiki.