Gabriel Rocco has studied and practiced under the guidance of Tenzin Wangyal for twenty years. Gabriel earned his Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in 1982. His personal meditation practice benefits from intimate study with leading meditation masters, spiritual teachers, and healing professionals from a diversity of healing traditions. Gabriel is a senior instructor for the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Program for Mindfulness where he teaches Mindfulness based Stress Management programs, advanced classes in meditation, and leads group retreats.
Gabriel served as the Mind Body Specialist at The Wellness Community of Philadelphia for twenty years where he facilitated an assortment of programs to support cancer patients and caregivers through the integration of mind, body, and spirit. His private practice of Contemplative Mentoring is conducted at the Contemplative Arts Studio in Bryn Mawr, PA, as well as via the internet. He frequently teaches with his wife, Marcy Vaughn.