Gretchen MiuroRetreat Coordinator, Miura Dairyuji Temple, Oga Peninsula, Akita, Japan
Originally from America, Gretchen became interested in meditation after studying abroad in China, Tibet and Nepal. She loves the simplicity and beauty of Zen Buddhism and has lived in Japan for twenty years with Keno and their four children. She has attended many retreats including Thich Nhat Hahn`s Plum Village in France and Omega Institute in New York. Gretchen is a Certified Mindfulness Meditation teacher and helps host temple events and organizes the retreats. She is an avid maker, loving all things handmade, running a small bento bag company SORAbento.