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Programs in Warsaw, Poland

October 20, 2018

Morning Presentation

Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection

by Gregg Krech

 

How do we move from a complaint-based life to a life centered on an authentic sense of gratitude for who we are and what we’ve been given?

Naikan, a systematic method of self-reflection from Japan, opens a window for us to cultivate gratitude while promoting compassion and 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. For those who want to repair or renew a relationship, as well as cultivate a true sense of appreciation in life, this approach to self-reflection offers profound possibilities.

Through stories, anecdotes, personal experience, poems, and brief periods of quiet reflection, you will learn this simple, practical approach for cultivating gratitude in the context of relationships, families and communities.

 

Gregg Krech brings 30 years of experience teaching and studying Japanese psychology. He is the Executive Director of the ToDo Institute in the U.S., and the author of several books, including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology (Amazon Best Seller) and the award-winning Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection. He is a member of the North American Naikan Council and editor of the journal Thirty Thousand Days. His work has been featured in Tricycle, The SUN, SELF, Utne Reader, Counseling Today, Experience Life and on National Public Radio. His newest book, Tunneling for Sunlight, has recently been translated into Polish.

https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/

 

Afternoon Workshop

The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology

by Gregg Krech

 

Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Buddhism, Japanese Psychology, Zen, and the Martial Arts, Gregg Krech offers an approach to ACTION that guides you to doing what is important for you to do in the time you have available. Most of us associate Eastern wisdom with meditation and contemplation. Krech offers a complementary collection of wisdom on The Art of Taking Action that will help you take action even when you don’t feel like it. This isn’t a motivational method. And it isn’t just another “how to get things done” approach. It’s about how you do what you do, and the impact that your action (and inaction) has on the world. 

Krech will introduce participants to one of the core concepts of the Bhagavad Gita, Finding Your Purpose, and the importance of devoting yourself to a meaningful purpose once you have discovered it.

Based on two methods of Japanese Psychology, Morita Therapy and Kaizen, Krech will provide both inspiration and practical guidance on themes such as Working with the Conditions We Encounter, Impermanence and Legos, Non-attachment to Outcomes, The Laws of Momentum and the Perils of Excitement.

If you are confused, stuck, indecisive, fearful or distracted . . . this workshop will offer you path to “get your feet moving” and accomplish what is truly important to do before you die.

Students of Zen, Yoga, Chinese Medicine, meditation, mindfulness and Japanese culture, will resonate with ideas and practical strategies offered in this workshop.

“Five stars for a masterful book that offers great wisdom which is infinitely practical. This book speaks to the reader on a personal level yet loses none of its brilliantly practical insight and power to illuminate.”

  • Ross (Amazon Verified Review)


Gregg Krech brings 30 years of experience teaching and studying Japanese psychology. He is the Executive Director of the ToDo Institute in the U.S., and the author of several books, including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology (Amazon Best Seller) and the award-winning Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection. He is a member of the North American Naikan Council and editor of the journal Thirty Thousand Days. His work has been featured in Tricycle, The SUN, SELF, Utne Reader, Counseling Today, Experience Life and on National Public Radio. His newest book, Tunneling for Sunlight, has recently been translated into Polish.

https://www.thirtythousanddays.org/

 

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October 20, 2018

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