Eligibility for Training


Please answer the following questions:

  1. Do you have a personality that is naturally inclined to have compassion for suffering persons?
  2. Do you want to increase your self-awareness and interpersonal communication skills to create heart-connecting relationships with others?
  3. Are you ready to take an honest look at your current behavior and attitudes and make progress towards becoming a more authentic, transparent, and vulnerable person?
  4. Do you have basic computer skills, e.g., sending emails, doing simple internet searches, uploading documents, and basic word-processing? 
  5. Are you willing and able to volunteer 4 hours a week accompanying a person through a life-cycle crisis by offering them non-judgmental, compassionate care online, by phone or in-person at a healthcare or public services organization (hospital, hospice, prison, airport chapel, college campus, senior living home, etc.)?
  6. Are you willing and able to commit to Karuna Care Education’s two 12-week semesters (total=24 weeks) of online learning and practicum?  Please review the Training Schedule before answering this question. 
  7. Are you open to exchanging honest feedback with your peers’ regarding your personal learning process?
  8. Are you willing to explore your strengths and limitations regarding your interpersonal relationship skills? 


If you answered “Yes” to all the questions above, please download the application below.

Completed applications should be emailed to If you answered “No” to any of the questions, please wait to submit your application until you are able to participate fully in the KCE program.


Once we have received your complete application, you will be invited for an interview with the Director of Karuna Care Education. Interviews will be conducted on Skype or Zoom.

Successful applicants will demonstrate

  • Their ability to identify and express emotions.
  • Their genuine care and compassion for others.
  • Their ability to identify their personal strengths and limitations.
  • Their willingness to take risks in order to grow as compassionate care companion.
  • Their openness to receiving honest, compassionate feedback from others regarding their attitudes and behaviors.


“I  find Karuna Care Education most inspiring in that devotees will be systematically and professionally trained as compassionate responders to the various sufferings life presents us. To offer Krsna conscious compassion within our own community and to the world at large is a most powerful and authentic way of ‘walking our talk’. Thank you so much for this most inspiring initiative. You have my admiration and full support.”

Rukmini Devi Dasi, ACBSP
Founder of Urban Devi

“What I loved about Rambhoru Brinkmann as my Training Supervisor was her ability to walk with her students without imposing her views on them, but rather, gently challenging them to seek their own truths.” 

Arely Deras
Former Student 

Image courtesy of the Bhaktivedanta College

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