Episode : Interview with Gretchen Miura

This week's guest is the amazing Gretchen Miura. I know I've had so many questions I've wanted to ask about her life in Akita!

Gretchen is an American living on the Oga peninsula (Akita prefecture in the Tohoku region of northern Japan). She runs mindfulness weekend retreats at our Zen Temple Dairyuji with her husband Keno, who is a Zen Soto-shu priest. She also runs a handmade bento and eco friendly bags company called SORAbento.

We talk about:

  • How Gretchen came to be in Japan

  • Her introduction to Zen Buddhism

  • What it’s like to be the wife of a Buddhist priest

  • What is mindfulness

Her upcoming Mindfulness Retreat: June 14-16, 2019.

(Don't forget to mention you heard about it on the Transformations with Jayne Podcast!)

Find Gretchen Miura here:

Mindfulness Retreats at Zen temple Dairyuji Websites: www.dairyuji-oga.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dairyuji_oga/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dairyuji.oga/ SORAbento Handmade bento bag company Websites: www.etsy.com/shop/SORAbento Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sora_bento/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SoraJapan4/

Follow: Website: https://www.jaynenakata.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jaynenakata/ or @Jaynenakata Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/transformationretreatsbyjayne/

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