The ToDo Institute (TDI), founded in 1992 as a non-profit education and retreat center, serves as the primary training center for Japanese Psychology in North America. TDI offers a natural approach to mental wellness based on two methods of Japanese Psychology, Morita Therapy and Naikan. These approaches are complimentary and holistic, bridging the gap between the spiritual, the psychological and the practical. The work of TDI provides an alternative to the traditional western mental health paradigm.
The retreat center is nestled on 12 wooded acres in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Vermont. Peaceful grounds, walking trails, and scenic views offer a quiet setting for personal renewal and growth. Students form small intentional communities for week-long programs, while studying and practicing together with empowering principles from Japanese Psychology. Through on-site programs at TDI, they get an opportunity to experience, rather than simply imagine, a change in the way they live.
TDI creates personal, family, and community change through: the skillful use of attention, the cultivation of gratitude, the awareness of interdependence, the ability to put oneself in another's shoes, and purposeful action in the face of obstacles.
Programs include on-site (Naikan Retreats and Residential Certification programs) as well as month-long distance learning programs (Working with your Attention, Living on Purpose, Renewing your Relationship, Taking Action, A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness and A Month of Self-Reflection).
TDI publishes Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living and has published a series of books on Japanese Psychology by the Director, Gregg Krech: Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection, A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness, A Finger Pointing to the Moon, and A Concise Little Guide to Getting Things Done, as well as a book by Linda Anderson Krech, Little Dreams Come True: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Parenting,
The ToDo Institute teaches modern people to use timeless techniques for leading aware, realistic, present-centered lives.