Karuna Ki

Reiki Level IV

Karuna Ki is Compassionate Reiki Heart

The basic principal of Karuna Ki is the connection to (and becoming) the embodiment of compassion both for healing the self and to send healing and compassion to all creation. Karuna Ki is offered as a healing Art and Spiritual practice. It’s founder is Vincent Amador.


“I acknowledge that meditation & practice of any energy system or art 

has the effect of increasing your capacity to handle energy 

as well as your own personal vibration.” – Vincent Amador


You will notice that Karuna Ki is not associated with any other “Karuna” group (even through it may contain the same symbols and energy) because each master has legally trademarked the name for their personal, financial or business reasons.

Just like our Reiki founder, Makao Usui (August 15, 1865 to March 9, 1926) made Reiki available to everyone so is Karuna Ki.   Because Reiki has spread so fast and was known by many, not one Reiki Master was able to tradmark the individual name Reiki, even through several tried.  So it is with Karuna Ki, even though Vincent Amador has trademarked Karuna Ki, he had given permission for everyone to share it and the materials.

Please Note: You must be a Reiki Master before you may receive this attunement.  Remember that the different energy levels build one upon the other, without the previous level of attunement, you may upset your energy centers thus causing disturbances in the mind & body connection.

If you are not a Reiki Master, please click here to enroll in our

 Reiki Master Course.

Students will receive the Karuna Ki Manual, which includes the Symbols and Instructions on how to perform Karuna Ki sessions and attunements on others emailed to them upon processing your order.

Once you are ready, your instructor will set an appointment for your distance attunements (performed without telephone or internet contact). Upon receiving your attunement, you will also receive your Karuna Ki Master Certificate.

Your manual, complete with lineage, instructions, and the attunement procedure will be emailed to you within 24-hours of enrollment.

The cost of this attunement is determined by your spiritual heart, please activate Reiki, and ask what is the appropriate amount for you to pay. Once your spirit heart has settled on an amount, click on the link below and pay. If you have any questions, please email Nicole Newsom James. (Please note that there is no cost for the Karuna Ki manual of Vincent Amador, the cost paid by you is for the attunement from the Reiki GrandMaster, and to help with costs to run this website.)





The energy of Karuna Ki Reiki is one of Compassion

The Avatar of Karuna Ki is the Goddess of Compassion, Mercy and Patience,  called Quan Yin in the Buddhist religion, the Virgin Mary, Christian religion, and the Goddess Tara of the Tibetan & Mongolian religions.


Student’s Question:  Can you explain to me how there are symbols that do not originate from the traditional Japanese Reiki?

Nicole Newsom James:  Yes, I believe this response will help give you clarity:

1) Reiki is a word used to describe Universal Life Force energy*, which has been around since the beginning.

2) What some people forget is that Reiki is also the name chosen for the System of Teaching that Japanese Master Sense, Mikao Usui, developed out of his enlightened experience of receiving access to the energy.

The original symbols for Reiki have been traced back, before Mikao Usui’s time, to a combination of Japanese Kanji fonts originating in the Chinese hànzì, Tibetan abugida & Sanskrit language.  Sanskrit can trace its linguistic ancestry back to Proto-Indo-Iranian and Proto-Indo-European.

So the English word Reiki is understood to represent both:

1) Universal Life Force [“the force”]- which every religion uses in its teachings; and

2) A System of Teaching how to access and use the Universal Life Force

As people work with Reiki [both the system and “the force”, their energies blend, out of that blending the energy ascends and ancient symbols are accessed within the individual which represent that person’s current energetic vibration.


*Avatar –  [Hinduism] – a manifestation of a deity or released soul in bodily form on earth; an incarnate divine teacher; [Sanskrit]  which means “descent”, an avatar refers to the human incarnation of God during times of distress on earth.[1]

**We are each filled with universal life force energy. This energy is the essence of our being, our consciousness, our soul. As the flow of life force energy moves through our physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies, it can become unbalanced, stagnant, or blocked.[2]