Gregg Krech is one of the leading authorities on Japanese Psychology in North America and is the founding Director of the ToDo Institute, an educational center for purposeful living in Vermont. He is the author of the award-winning book: Naikan: Gratitude, Grace & the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection (Stone Bridge Press, 2002), which has been translated into five languages, and the editor of Thirty Thousand Days: A Journal for Purposeful Living.
His work has been featured in a wide range of publications including a feature interview in THE SUN magazine, as well as articles in Tricycle, SELF, Utne Reader, Fitness, Counseling Today, Cosmopolitan and Experience Life. Gregg presents to diverse audiences ranging from mental health professionals to Zen practitioners throughout the world. He has been a featured speaker at national conferences on Buddhist Psychology, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Attention Deficit Disorder. His other books include A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness (ToDo Institute, 2011), and A Finger Pointing to the Moon (ToDo Institute, 1996, 2007).
Through his books, distance learning courses and residential retreats Gregg has introduced thousands of people to an approach to life that emphasizes character development over symptom reduction, and continues to point people towards doing something meaningful with their life in spite of their limitations and problems.
Gregg has worked as a volunteer in refugee camps in Thailand, where he worked with orphan children. He now has two beautiful adopted daughters from China and Vietnam. His personal interests include hiking, piano, haiku poetry, and basketball. He currently lives in residence at the ToDo Institute in Vermont with his wife Linda, daughters Chani and Abbie, and their Golden Retriever, Barley.