November 9 – December 9, 2017
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.
This program requires an average commitment of about 30 minutes per day, yet even such a limited amount of time can have a profound impact on our attitude, relationships and understanding of our life.
This program is designed as a practice program. You’ll receive a model program with daily assignments/exercises, written support materials, and a faculty advisor who you can contact during the month for feedback, consultation or questions.
Participants in this year’s program will receive a free copy of the award-winning book Naikan: Gratitude, Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection by Gregg Krech (Stonebridge Press, 2002). (For those who already have the book, an alternate selection is available.)
You have the option of participating in a special Internet discussion list which is open only to class participants and allows you to share your experiences, ideas and comments related to the theme of self-reflection. This discussion allows participants from around the world to get to know each other a bit, while simultaneously working through the month of self-reflection exercises.
International participants, please remember you will be charged additional shipping if you choose a print copy of the book. Thank you!