Who are the folks behind Dairyuji Temple Retreats?

A lot of you might wonder how an American woman came to be living in Oga and married to the head priest of an 800 year old temple? Earlier this summer I was honored to be interviewed by my Alma Mater, Santa Clara University for the Santa Clara Magazine.

In this article I explain how we have created a family that celebrates both of our cultures.

I hope you’ll read it here: Santa Clara Magazine, Summer 2019

“My goal is always balancing,” Gretchen says, “respecting the place you live but also staying true to your roots.”
— Santa Clara Magazine, Gretchen Miura
Gretchen Miura