Admissions

Eligibility for Training

STEP 1

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Do you have documentation demonstrating you have taken second initiation from an ISKCON initiating guru?  If not, can you verify this some other way?
  2. Can you demonstrate integration of the essential teachings of ISKCON Founder Srila Prabhupada (either orally or in writing) or have a Bhakti Shastri Certificate?
  3. Do you have basic computer skills, such as the ability to use email, do simple internet searches, upload documents, and do basic word-processing? 
  4. Are you willing and able to volunteer for 4 hours a week at a healthcare or public services organization (hospital, hospice, prison, airport chapel, college campus, senior living home, etc.) in order to integrate your classroom learning? 
  5. Are you willing and able to commit to Karuna Care Education’s 12-week semester of online learning and practicum?  Please review the Training Schedule before answering this question. 
  6. Are you open to receiving honest feedback on your personal learning process from a KCE Training Supervisor and the members of your student peer group? As a member of a student peer group, are you also willing to give honest feedback to others?
  7. Are you willing to explore your strengths and limitations regarding your interpersonal relationship skills? 

STEP 2

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

Completed applications should be emailed to admissions@karunacare.iskcon.org. 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.

STEP 3

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 personal strengths and limitations.
  • Their willingness to take risks in order to grow as compassionate care providers.
  • Their openness to receiving honest but compassionate insights from others regarding their attitudes and behaviors.

Testimonies

“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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