We invite you to join us for a distance learning program

The Curative Power of a Meaningful Life
Jan. 11 – Feb. 10, 2020

conducted by Gregg Krech


    • 30 day program
    • 24/7 access
    • Go at your own pace
    • Daily reflection exercises
    • Online video, audio and readings
    • A Finger Pointing to the Moon (e-book)
    • Camaraderie of a global community
    • 16 credits toward Certification in Japanese Psychology


About the Program

Many of us want to live a more purposeful life. We want to use our time well, put our energy toward that which truly matters, and leave behind a positive legacy.

But our lives are often propelled forward by urgent pressures and demands, both internal and external, rather than guided by meaningful purpose. As a result, we may feel adrift and unsatisfied.

The Living on Purpose program provides an empowering and unique opportunity to align your life more fully with purpose. This 30 day program will provide support, inspiration and guidance via three distinct components:

    1. Experiential. Every day of the month you will work with a specific exercise, related to the theme of purpose. This experiential component is the heart of the program and will enable you to live more purposefully each day;


    1. Resources. You will receive an e-book, entitled A Finger Pointing to the Moon, as well as thought-provoking resources that can be accessed through the course website at your own pace;


  1. Community. You will have a chance to engage with other participants from around the world who will provide insight, richness, support and camaraderie throughout our online discussion. Throughout the course of the 30 days, this virtual community can become a very meaningful part of the program experience.

Gregg Krech, Director of the ToDo Institute, will be teaching and facilitating this program. Gregg is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America and the author of several books, including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology(currently an Amazon best-seller), and Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection. For over 20 years, Gregg has been developing programs and resources for applying Japanese Psychology to everyday life.

The Living on Purpose program is designed to help you find direction, set direction, and stay on track for a more purposeful life. What a great way to start the year! Please join us.

call us at 800-950-6034 or 802-453-4440

What You Can Expect

You will have a chance to consider the bigger picture of your life.

What is more important to our lives than the way we spend our time? Many people are dissatisfied with their current life direction, but don’t know how to reconsider their options. Our lives can be so demanding to maintain that we lack the time and focus required to identify new priorities and set them in motion. This program provides the structure and guidance needed to reevaluate your current situation.

You will focus in on your strengths, talents, passions and values to help inform your direction.

What is most important to you at this stage of your life? What interests have remained with you throughout the course of your life? What activities prompt the greatest spark of joy? Through a series of specific exercises, you will catch up with yourself and become reacquainted again, which can help to reset your personal compass.

You will become more purposeful in your day to day life.

In addition to addressing big-picture purpose, this program also focuses on the role of purpose in our moment to moment lives. Sometimes our feelings are right in line with our purpose, but not always. Sometimes they tug in opposite directions. Becoming aware of such moments can help you to make more deliberate and purposeful decisions, rather than being driven by your fears and desires.

What You Will Receive

Our course website will provide you with the following:

  1. A Calendar of Daily Exercises.

    These exercises are the heart of the program. They will give you an experiential framework for considering the role of purpose, as it arises in your day to day life.

  2. Online Resources.

    You will have access to stimulating and diverse resources through the course website that will help you to become more mindful, aware and alive to the world

  3. A Finger Pointing to the Moon (e-book) by Gregg Krech and Linda Anderson Krech.

    This eBook provides a practical framework for making constructive changes in our lives through a structured process of self-reflection. This resources addresses themes such as setting direction, taking action, daily life criteria, habits and momentum.

  4. Inclusion in a Global Community.

    Our programs reach a worldwide audience. It is not uncommon to have participants from 8 to 10 countries participating in our programs. A strong sense of camaraderie often develops through our online discussion, as participants share their challenges, insights, experiences and wisdom with the group.

What You Will Do

With just an average commitment of about 30 minutes per day, this program can have a profound impact on how you live and how you experience your life. You will have a chance to:

  1. Start each day with a specific purpose-related exercise.

    Through this experiential component, you will have a chance make some real and significant changes in your life.

  2. Share your experiences and questions with the group.

    Though this is optional, we encourage you to make your voice heard through our global online discussion. You will feel more engaged and connected with the group and will enrich the program for others as well.

  3. Study and reflect on thought-provoking readings.

    We have created a diverse collection of readings and resources to enrich and support your experience throughout the month.

What You Will Pay

  • If you are a ToDo member, your program cost is $78.
  • If you are a non-member, your program cost is $93.

Early Registration Discount

If you register ten days before the program starts, you will receive a $10 discount off of the above prices.

Alumni Discount

If you have done this particular program before, you will receive a 50% discount off of the above prices.

Multi-Program Discount

If you simultaneously register for three distance learning programs, you will receive an additional $10 off of each registration.


If you decide to purchase additional resources (Callings by Gregg Levoy or The Power of Purpose by Richard Leider), you will be charged $3.50 shipping per book within the U.S. If you live outside of the U.S., you will be charged an international shipping fee.


Certification in Japanese Psychology

The ToDo Institute offers a credit-based Certification in Japanese Psychology. Each of our distance learning programs, provides 16 credits toward certification. Those seeking credit need to submit a completed journal, documenting their experience throughout the month, along with a 1-2 page essay summarizing what they learned during the program. Further information about the ToDo Institute’s certification process can be found here.


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