R.J. Rongcal’s work focuses on alleviating stress, anxiety, and other afflictive emotions through mindfulness, the practice of training our hearts and minds to be more present. This opens us up to be more kind, patient, and loving. Based in Seattle, WA, R.J. founded Mindful Moments, LLC in 2018. He is a certified Mindfulness Teacher, and has received mindfulness 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 and Vince horn.