Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN 10: 1880656639
ISBN 13: 978-1880656631
Drawing on Eastern tradition, Naikan ("nye-kahn") is a structured method for intensely meditating on our lives, our interconnections, our missteps. Through Naikan we develop a natural and profound sense of gratitude for blessings bestowed on us by others, blessings that were always there but went unnoticed. This collection of introductory essays, parables, and inspirations explains what Naikan is and how it can be applied to life and celebrations throughout the year.
Gregg Krech is Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont.
"The book's central notion of being mindful of the overlooked gifts we receive daily is illuminating and instructive." Publishers Weekly, 1/15/02
About the Author
Gregg Krech is Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center located near Middlebury, Vermont. Krech is a leading expert on Japanese approaches to mental health and well-being and the author of several books.