Known for his calm and down-to-earth teaching style, R.J. Rongcal is the founder and owner of Mindful Moments, LLC. R.J. seamlessly blends ancient Buddhist wisdom with today’s “mindfulness movement,” particularly in the tradition of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. He is passionate about empowering others to cultivate an unconditional friendship with themselves. Self-compassion, insight, and self-discovery are at the heart of what he offers. Additionally, R.J. has received meditation training in both Buddhist and secular settings, including a nine-month monastic residency at Gampo Abbey, the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in North America. He is a student of Pema Chödrön.
WORK WITH R.J.
1:1 Mindfulness Meditation Coaching
Want to start (or re-start) a meditation practice but don’t know where to begin? R.J.'s 1:1 sessions include guided meditations, direct meditation instruction, coaching around one’s goals/intentions with meditation, and how to incorporate mindfulness into one’s daily life. Sessions are interactive and conversational. If you need an “accountability-buddy” sign up here!Learn More »
PROGRAMS R.J. OFFERS
Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation
In this program, you will learn the mental and physical benefits of mindfulness: present moment, non-judgemental awareness. You will also learn several ways of practicing mindfulness, both in sitting meditation and throughout the day, all based on ancient Buddhist teachings and robust scientific evidence.Learn More »
Mindful Self-Love Classes
The pathway to self-love may very well be self-understanding, and to understand ourselves we have to be able to observe clearly our own “internal weather.” This observing is where mindfulness comes in. The more familiar we are with our own heart and mind, the more loving and tender we can be with ourselves, and ultimately others. At the heart of it, this is a class on mindful self-compassion.Learn More »
Mindfulness in the Workplace Trainings
How can I be more productive at work? How can I relieve my own stress and worry in the workplace? This training explores several different contemplations and practices at becoming more self-aware in our professional lives.Learn More »
R.J. is an authentic mindfulness teacher. He practices on a regular basis and he shows commitment to professional development. RJ treats each person with respect, compassion, gentleness and understanding.
RJ is open, warm hearted and knowledgeable. 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 wholeheartedly recommend him as a guide and coach.
R.J.'s UPCOMING EVENTS
This 5-week course is an introduction to mindfulness, both conceptually and experientially. R.J. Rongcal, will guide participants through interactive Zoom sessions, each one including a short talk, mindfulness meditation instructions, guided meditation, and group discussion. The course will begin with an introduction to mindfulness practice: What it is...What it isn't...How to do it. And week-by-week, will gradually open up into more heart-centered practices such as kindness and compassion. Between sessions, participants are invited to continue practicing mindfulness on their own…Find out more »
In this 4-week workshop on building healthy habits for dealing with anxiety, participants will learn various mindfulness meditations and practices. R.J. Rongcal will lead interactive Zoom sessions, which will include learning the fundamentals of mindfulness: What it is...Why it's important...and How to practice it. Additionally, sessions will include guided meditation, mindful journaling, and group discussion. Between sessions, attendees are asked to keep a practice log to record their experiences of the mindfulness practices. Transforming anxiety requires that we turn toward…Find out more »