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Seattle, Washington

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R.J. Rongcal

Certified Mindfulness Teacher

I am a certified mindfulness teacher (350-Hour Mindfulness Northwest in Bellingham, WA, USA), and founder of Mindful Moments LLC. From 2019 to 2020, I also completed a 9-month monastic training residency at Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America.

I have been teaching meditation since 2015. My focus is on relieving stress and anxiety through the experiential process of mindfulness or being attentive to our present moment experience with clarity, kindness, and nonjudgement.
This concept of presence is central to relieving stress and anxiety, along with many other strong emotions and mental afflictions. It does take much to notice how NOT in the present moment we are, and that so many of the thoughts that we do have are incredibly unhelpful. This leads us to realize that anxiety is largely driven by excessive thinking about the future and that depression and regret are exacerbated by rumination over that past.

The good news: there are very clear, tried-and-true instructions for training in how to be present. This is mindfulness meditation, the practice of training your heart and mind to be here now – and thus, to be more kind, patient, and loving.

If you have ever thought to yourself, “I need to be more present,” or “I need some stress-relief,” or “I need to change some of my habits, “ then consider taking a few minutes to practice mindfulness.

Specialties
Anxiety
Mindfulness
Stress Management
Modalities
Meditation
• Meditation
Education

• Mindfulness Teacher
• 350hr Yoga Teacher

1:1 Offerings

Mindfulness for Stress-Relief

$0 | 90min.
Sliding Scale Available

In this 5-week course, I guide participants via Zoom sessions. Each will include a short talk, meditation instructions, guided meditation, and group discussion. It will begin with an introduction to mindfulness practice, and gradually open to kindness and compassion exercises. Participants are invited to continue practicing mindfulness on their own with the support of guided meditation recordings, follow-up emails, and practice handouts. ​Cost: Suggested donation.

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RJ is open, warm hearted and knowledgable. I felt he was able to meet me right where I was in my own experience and broaden my understanding of a variety of meditation practices, from a simple concentration practice, to an open awareness practice to cultivation practices.

I would whole heartedly recommend him as a guide and coach.

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As a military Veteran, I was never formally introduced to meditation as a method of self care. Since taking Mr. Rongcal's Mindfulness course, I was able to pause, reflect, and be mindful of some of the behaviors contributing to my everyday stressors and burdens. I have learned to love myself and be forgiving, and I've been more productive and positive--I've learned so much from the 5-week practices and they have been truly life changing!

I'm grateful for the opportunity with RJ and I'll always remember to live in the present!

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RJ's course was a thorough introduction to the practice of mindfulness. He made meditation seem accessible to all. He created an environment in which we learned that there was no "wrong" way to practice while still giving directions for re-focusing and suggestions for modifications if we felt distracted.

After each session, I was filled with gratitude that I had made it to class, even if my day had been busy and the idea of sitting down for 90 minutes felt daunting.

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