Schedule, Location, and Fees
The classes will be offered in the spring of 2012.
Each of the Karuna Reiki® levels will be held as
a one day seminar, with students gathering, either on
Saturday or Sunday. We will spend one whole day, approximately
eight hours. We will have attunement, lecture/discussion,
meditation, etc, which will altogether complete one
level of Karuna Reiki® training. We will meet at
my office in Palatine.
II. What is Karuna
Karuna Reiki® is a variation of the traditional
Reiki healing system. On this page, “Usui Reiki”
indicates the traditional, common Reiki, and ‘Karuna’
denotes Karuna Reiki®. Karuna has a series of new
symbols, different from the ones of Usui Reiki. Each
symbol resonates with a unique energy frequency. Therefore,
activating new symbols will bring in new healing qualities
and new ways of helping the healing process. So, Karuna
presents a different energy by activating different
Some claim that Karuna is at a higher vibration than
Usui Reiki; thus, Karuna is stronger and more powerful,
and able to heal a wider range of issues. According
to their claims, those who receive the Karuna energy
will notice deeper and more penetrating healing effects
on their physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual issues.
My students and I examined the Karuna energy at the
class of Karuna and at an actual healing practice. We
all acknowledged the difference in vibration. It is
clear that Karuna has a different energetic quality
from Usui Reiki. One of my students was quite astonished
when she received a session of Karuna. She said, “I
almost got out of breath, because of the powerful energy.
I have never experienced that intensity in Usui Reiki.”
The above is not to say that Karuna is better than
Usui Reiki. It is because Karuna is an addition to or
complement to Usui Reiki. Karuna evolved out of Usui
Reiki, yet it is standing on the same foundation. For
instance, in Karuna, just as in Usui Reiki, the capability
of healing is transferred from the teacher to the student
through an attunement (energetic initiation). At an
actual healing session of Karuna, the process is exactly
the same as with Usui Reiki. You will lie down and relax
on a massage table, and receive the healing energy through
the therapist’s hands placed on you. Take an analogy
here. When a chorus is added to an orchestra, they together
perform the opera. When you find the opera beautiful,
you do not care about which group does a better job
– the chorus or the orchestra. Similarly, when
a remarkable healing takes place by combining Karuna
to Usui Reiki, it is meaningless to give credit only
Karuna was developed by William Lee Rand and other
healers at The International Center for Reiki Training.
Karuna Reiki® is the registered trade mark of the
center. To view their accounts on Karuna, please go
I am a registered Karuna master at the center.
from a Student
From the first moment I walked in the classroom
and was warmly embraced by you, I felt completely
comfortable. You radiate love and spirituality.
Your meditations are transformative. I have experienced
many meditations over the years of 30+ years of
spiritual study; these are deep and profound.
I loved the use of mudras and chanting the Karuna
Reiki symbols. Sensing and tasting the energy
of the symbols was a new approach for me. While
I could sense a subtle energy shift, I was not
able to discern a taste, but I now know to be
open to these when I work with the Karuna energies.
The practice healing sessions were beautiful.
It was an honor and privilege to both give and
receive healing energy. You did a wonderful and
loving job of facilitating and guiding our class.
I wholeheartedly recommend you as a loving and
gifted teacher. I would be honored to have you
use this testimonial.
With Gratitude and Love,
- E. Cullen, Evanston,
III. Two Primal
Reasons why I recommend Karuna
The Karuna attunement
will open up your heart.
I practiced and checked Karuna attunements with my Karuna
teacher, Pamela Arwine, dozens of times to explore,
from a teacher’s perspective, what kind of energy
I am transferring to my students. I found that the Karuna
attunement has significant power to open up your heart
chakra, and to assist you in awakening to pure compassion
and unconditional love. The Karuna teacher clearly intends
to let you align with Divine love and compassion through
the attunement process. One day, when I examined the
energy transfer during the Karuna attunement, I saw
that the pink light of loving vibration radiated from
the heart of one of my students, along with the spacious
expansion of her heart chakra.
That compassionate aspect is something I love the most
about Karuna. It is believed that Karuna helps you to
receive blessings from Kwan Yin, Avalokiteshvara, and
Mother Mary, who are the embodiments of compassionate
The Karuna attunement will deeply connect you to your
heart. It has tremendous benefits for you to spiritually
evolve, because your heart center is the main gate where
you can touch your soul. Love, compassion, purity, peacefulness,
and other positive qualities, are coming from your soul,
and manifested through your heart. As your heart center
opens, you will gain more access to your soul or Higher
Self. In this sense, Karuna will help you to raise the
level of your consciousness.
You become more
open to your spiritual guides.
I have found out that the presence of enlightened beings
like Jesus and Mother Mary is more discernable when
I am engaged in Karuna energy, than Usui Reiki. Tapping
into Karuna, I could sense their support in a more tangible
manner. It is hard to articulate why Karuna gets you
deeply connected to your spiritual guides. Perhaps the
Karuna system has a clear intention to actively invoke
the help of spiritual beings.
This is, I believe, one of great gifts of Karuna. On
your spiritual path, your ultimate goal is to align
yourself with the infinite conscious field of potentiality,
which is referred to as the Soul or Higher Self. The
more you align yourself with your spiritual guides,
the more open your energy field becomes, thus, the more
accessible you become to Source. With the help of Spiritual
Beings, you will spiritually evolve more quickly.
In this context, I will perform a special meditation
at my Karuna classes. The meditation is to allow you
to energetically merge with your masters and guides.
Karuna Reiki® will be taught only to those
who have had Reiki Master training.
If you are not a Reiki Master, but have had other healing
training, please contact me for permission. You may
take Karuna Reiki® if your energy system resonates
with the frequency that is equivalent to the Reiki Master
energy. This is to ensure that you can easily adjust
to the higher energetic potentiality of Karuna Reiki®,
and can gain its full benefits.
Like Usui Reiki, you will progress from one level to
the next. There are three major steps in Karuna. At
Level 1, you will be attuned to four Karuna symbols.
At Level 2, you will receive four more symbols. I make
the teacher training as an independent class; Level
3. Each of the levels will be taught at a one-day seminar,
spending one whole day, approximately eight hours. The
Level 3 seminar will be approximately five to six hours.
We will have an attunement, lecture/discussion, meditation,
etc, which will altogether complete one level of training.
Karuna Level 1: Receiving four symbols
that have effects on: Healing on a cellular level, healing
past lives, relationships, physical or sexual abuse,
unconscious patterns, shadow self, addictions, dispelling
psychic attack, developing good habits and compassionate
action, clearing the mind, contacting spiritual guides,
clearing rooms, harmonizing chakras and manifesting
Karuna Level 2: Receiving an additional
four symbols that focus on: Connecting higher self with
lower self, improving learning abilities, co-dependence,
reality awareness, insomnia, fear, panic, communication,
increasing creativity and clairvoyance, grounding, manifesting
goals, creating trust and priorities, claiming your
power, bringing in peace.
Karuna Level 3: Learning how to perform
a Karuna attunement.