As we deepen in spiritual practice, we become increasingly attuned to our interrelationship with the whole of life. Come learn about Naikan, a systematic method of self-reflection from Japan that tends to promote compassion by helping us shift attention away from the self and to a broader awareness of how the world is supporting us. At the same time, Naikan develops the qualities of empathy and sensitivity as we become more conscious of the impact we are having on the world around us. Ultimately, we gain a more realistic understanding of our conduct in relationship to others, supporting interpersonal reconciliation and stimulating deeper gratitude for life itself. Through stories, anecdotes, personal experience, poems, and brief periods of quiet reflection, you will learn practical approaches for cultivating gratitude in the context of relationships, families and communities.
Offered as 1 satsang and 3 afternoon workshops.
Gregg Krech, Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, is the author of several books, including The Art of Taking Action and the award-winning Naikan. A member of the North American Naikan Council and editor of the journal Thirty Thousand Days, his work has been featured in the SUN, SELF, Utne Reader, Fitness, Counseling Today, and Experience Life.