Naikan: Gratitude and Grace

The Japanese Art of Self-Reflection.

Naikan is a specific method of self-reflection from Japan with roots in Shin Buddhism. By reflecting deeply upon oneself and one’s conduct in the world, we can not only deepen our grasp of spiritual teachings but cultivate a sincere foundation of gratitude and improve our relationships with others.

Your Instructor

Gregg Krech
Gregg Krech

Guest lecturer Gregg Krech has been teaching and studying Japanese Psychology for thirty years and is the author of four books including, Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press) which won the Spirituality and Health Magazine award for Best Books of the Year in 2002, and has been translated into five languages. His book, The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology discusses the "action" side of Buddhism and Eastern philosophy. Gregg's work has been featured in Tricycle, The Sun, Counseling Today, Utne Reader, Yoga Journal, The Guardian and on National Public Radio. He is the Director of the ToDo Institute in Vermont, a member of the North American Naikan Council and Editor of Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living. He studied Shin Buddhism for eleven years with the late BCA Bishop, Rev. Kenryu T. Tsuji. He currently lives in Vermont where he rides his bicycle, writes haiku poetry and plays blues piano.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Get started now!