Upcoming
Programs and Events

ReGrouping for the 2nd half of the year
with Gregg Krech,
author of “The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology.”

June 26, 2024, 8:00 PM (ET)

The summer solstice gently reminds us that July is waiting on the doorstep and then we have the shocking thought, “Oh my God, the year is nearly half-over.” New year’s resolutions, goals, ambitions, hopes, lifestyle changes – where are they now? Are you on track? Does your life need a minor course correction? A complete makeover? Are you clear about the direction you’re taking? Confused or stuck in despair like Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita? Maybe it’s time to step back, take a breath and regroup. Let’s do that. I’ll be hosting a one-hour webinar sponsored by the ToDo Institute to offer ideas and support. A short talk, Q&A, discussion.

Question: Is it time to figure out your life?
__ Not now, I’m busy
__ I haven’t had my coffee yet
__ You’re kidding, right?

Sign up now, and we will follow up with a link to the webinar!
(This is a free webinar for ToDo Institute members. We also reserve a limited number of spaces for non-members who are curious about Japanese Psychology and our work. Those spaces are available on a first come/first serve basis.)

Fundamentals of Japanese Psychology with
Gregg Krech and Linda Anderson Krech

2024 dates to be announced

This 20-day online training program provides a broad introduction to Japanese Psychology, over the course of three consecutive Saturdays.  During the course of the program, participants will receive:

Nine hours of presentation and discussion via zoom (Saturdays 9am-noon ET);  two 40-minute individual zoom sessions;   access to diverse resources through the course website;  participation in an online discussion forum; and experiential exercises to study and practice with.

Once all program components have been completed, 35 credits will be awarded toward Certification in Japanese Psychology.

During this month-long program, we will explore how to coexist with our internal experience, work with our attention, live with purpose, develop acceptance and practice self-reflection. The curriculum of the course spans the practical, the psychological and the spiritual. These dimensions are woven together throughout the course in the same way that they are woven together in our real lives. The program is broad enough to be widely relevant, and deep enough to offer new discoveries, as our lives continue to change and unfold over time.

Residential Certification Program in Japanese Psychology with Gregg Krech and Linda Anderson Krech (Vermont)

ToDo Institute Residential Certification (Monkton, Vermont)
Sept. 21 – 28, 2024

If you are fully paid by 6/22/24, you will receive a $100 discount on your tuition!

This 7-day Residential Certification program is our most comprehensive educational opportunity.  The program is informed by Japanese Psychology (specifically Morita Therapy and Naikan) and will be conducted by Gregg Krech and Linda Anderson Krech.

The program provides an opportunity for you to step back from your day-to-day life, immerse yourself in the wisdom and beauty of Japanese Psychology, reflect on your life, develop new practices, soften your heart;  open your mind; activate your senses;  study transformative principles and become an integral part of this year’s residential community.

The daily schedule includes:  a meditation period each morning;  3 hours of  presentation and group discussion;  a daily individual session with an  instructor;  a self-reflection period each evening;  experiential practice exercises throughout the day;  diverse and thought-provoking resources;  preparing meals and eating together as a community;  and immersion in the natural beauty of Vermont.

Gregg Krech and Linda Anderson Krech have been teaching Japanese Psychology for 30 years.  Gregg is the author of five books on the subject, including the Amazon best-seller The Art of Taking Action:  Lessons from Japanese Psychology, and the founding Director of the ToDo Institute. 

We’d love to have you join us.

Residential Certification Program in Japanese Psychology with Gregg Krech and Sabine Kaspari (Germany)

Naikan Center Bavarian Forest (St. Oswald, Germany)
Oct. 20 – 27, 2024

If you are fully paid by 7/20/24, you will receive a $100 discount on your tuition!

This 7-day Residential Certification program is our most comprehensive educational opportunity.  The program is informed by Japanese Psychology (specifically Morita Therapy and Naikan) and will be conducted by Gregg Krech and Sabine Kaspari.

The program provides an opportunity for you to step back from your day-to-day life, immerse yourself in the wisdom and beauty of Japanese Psychology, reflect on your life, develop new practices, soften your heart;  open your mind; activate your senses;  study transformative principles and become an integral part of this year’s residential community.

The daily schedule includes:  a meditation period each morning;  3 hours of  presentation and group discussion;  a daily individual session with an  instructor;  a self-reflection period each evening;  experiential practice exercises throughout the day;  diverse and thought-provoking resources;  preparing meals and eating together as a community;  and immersion in the natural beauty of Bavaria.

Gregg Krech is the founding Director of the ToDo Institute.  He has been studying and teaching Japanese Psychology for the past 30 years and is the author of five books on the subject, including the Amazon best-seller The Art of Taking Action:  Lessons from Japanese Psychology.  Sabine Kaspari is the founding Director of Naikan Center Bavarian Forest.  She is Certified in Japanese Psychology and is the author of Naikan and the Art of Living Peacefully.

We’d love to have you join us!

Living Fully with Illness

Nov. 4 – 30, 2024

The program utilizes humor; curiosity; creativity; engagement in meaningful activities and expanding our attention to include the wonder of small joys and risk-taking (not recklessness).

The program is taught by Trudy Boyle, program coordinator for the ToDo Institute’s new Living Fully with Illness project. Trudy is the former project Director of Wellspring Calgary, a cancer resource center and has been working with cancer patients for 12 years and Japanese Psychology for the past 28 years.

Working with Your Attention

October 20 – November 19, 2024

This month-long adventure offers an ingenious way of enhancing mindfulness, solving problems, and revitalizing your life. We will provide you with the tools, structure and support to develop greater mindfulness in your personal and professional life. Each day of the month you will work with your attention in a deliberate, focused, and interesting way.

Gratitude, Grace and a Month of Self-Reflection

Nov. 19- Dec. 18, 2024

You are invited to join us for our annual Gratitude, Grace and a Month of Self-Reflection sponsored by the ToDo Institute. This is a distance learning program which gives you an opportunity to integrate the practice of self-reflection into your daily life. The program is based primarily on Naikan and Naikan-related exercises, but also draws on material and ideas of Albert Schweitzer, Ben Franklin, and others whose work emphasized the importance of quiet self-reflection. Many of us believe that it is important to take time for quiet reflection, but we don’t do it because our lives are so busy.

Living on Purpose

Jan. 8 – Feb. 7, 2025

Join us for the a month of purposeful living! This program requires an average commitment of about 30 minutes per day — a substantial but not overwhelming commitment. Yet with the structured guidance provided by this program, and the online support of other program participants from around the world, you may actually succeed in devoting 15 hours during the course of the month towards the goal of living on purpose. You may be very pleasantly surprised by the noticeable difference these efforts can make.

Taking Action: Finishing the Unfinished and Starting the Unstarted

Feb. 19 – March 20, 2025

Do you have something important that remains unfinished? Here’s a chance to turn your plan into reality. Using methods from Morita Therapy (The Psychology of Action) you’ll have the support, encouragement, and guidance you need to overcome practical and psychological obstacles and accomplish something that becomes part of your life and legacy. Whether you’re still in the idea stage, or stuck somewhere along the way, this program can help you to take action and move forward in the real world.

A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness

April 19 – May 19, 2025

During this month-long program, we will explore how to coexist with our internal experience, work with our attention, live with purpose, develop acceptance and practice self-reflection. The curriculum of the course spans the practical, the psychological and the spiritual. These dimensions are woven together throughout the course in the same way that they are woven together in our real lives. The program is broad enough to be widely relevant, and deep enough to offer new discoveries, as our lives continue to change and unfold over time.

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