Karuna Reiki® is another form of healing energy that is more focused and defined. Like Usui Reiki energy, it is simply life force energy that is guided by the higher power. The word Karuna is a Sanskrit word that means Compassionate action. Reiki as an art for healing is used to take away suffering and illness of others and said to be 'the Path of Karuna' and thus also 'the Path of Compassion'. A Karuna Reiki session differs from Usui Reiki in that it includes the chanting and toning of symbols during treatment to deepen the healing process. The vibration of the voice becomes a carrier for the healing energy to penetrate deeper into the cells and tissues of a client's body allowing the chakras and auras of both the practitioner and client to become more open and vibrant. One may notice this as a feeling of becoming more awake, more alive and more completely healed.

During a session, client relaxes into a light sleep for about 3 to 5 minutes. This is when the Karuna Reiki toning becomes more effective as the body has given full permission to be healed. Clients aren't always aware they have slept during treatment, but as the client sleeps the Reiki tones flow like delicate strands of healing light gently surrounding client's body & aura for the client's highest good for as long as is needed. Client's experience a feeling of safety like being covered with a favorite blanket. Karuna Reiki is based on the original Usui Reiki concepts with the addition of a more modern approach. Karuna was developed by Reiki Master William Lee Rand as a way of keeping pace with the changing times and has been in practice since 1995. Karuna Reiki should not be viewed as a substitute for Usui Reiki but is an additional technique that is a step up from Usui Reiki. is The Karuna system consists of two levels: Practitioner and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and are offered only to Usui Reiki Masters. For class information, see classes.