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Naikan: gratitude, grace, and the Japanese art of self-reflection

by Gregg Krech

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.

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.

The book's central notion of being mindful of the overlooked gifts we receive daily is illuminating and instructive.
—Publishers Weekly, January 2002

(Naikan is) the rare self-help book where the sole exercise is to look beyond oneself.
—Shambhala Sun Magazine, March 2002

An invaluable resource for anyone who practices everyday spirituality.
—Spirituality and Health Magazine, March 2002

(Naikan) shifts our focus from fear-based behavioral patterns to a realization of our own innate creative power.
—NAPRA ReView, April 2002

Highly recommended reading for anyone seeking to improve themselves in general, and their emotional well-being in particular.
—The Wisconsin Bookwatch, April 2002

What Is Naikan?
Gratitude and the Practice of Attention and Reflection in Everyday Life
Giving to Others
A Moral Self-Examination
Mysteries and the Myths of Separation
Intimate Attention
The Practice of Naikan
Self-Reflection and Service

Naikan: gratitude, grace, and the Japanese art of self-reflection

ISBN / Product Code: 9781880656631

Format: Paperback

Length: 220 pages

Size: 178 x 152mm

Availability: In stock

Price: $A 24.95

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