Wednesday, October 5, 2022

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET

check local time

In cultivating mindfulness we develop qualities of mind that allow for spaciousness, compassion, and wisdom, bringing about joy, ease, and happiness. It is when the mind has joy that we can fully understand suffering to fulfill the call of the Noble Truths to the ending of suffering. This path is a path of joy! Join Rachel and Nolitha, for this special one hour program.

This program is available for members of Sustaining the Sangha only. To check whether you are a current member, please email or call 978-355-4378 ext. 230. To join Sustaining the Sangha, please click here, or contact us.

Sustaining the Sangha is IMS's community of monthly donors whose donations create a steady and vibrant stream of support for our work. As a member, you'll receive updates on how you’re making an impact and have access to special programs like Joy of Practice throughout the year. If you’re not already part of Sustaining the Sangha, we hope you’ll join today to take part in this special event!

This program will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing after the live session. On-demand videos will be available for 90-days following the live event. 

About the Teachers

Nolitha Tsengiwe

Nolitha is a Dharma teacher and board member at Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat Center, in SA that was founded by Kittisaro and Thanisara Weinberg. She has practiced since 1997 under Kittisaro and Thanissara, who are of Ajahn Chah ‘s lineage. In her first retreat with these beloved teachers she discovered silence as a refuge and has never looked back. Nolitha completed the Community Dharma leadership program (CDL4) under Spirit Rock in 2014 and the IMS teacher training program in 2021. Nolitha is a Psychologist in private practice and is trained in Karuna ( Group psychotherapy based on Buddhist principles) and Somatic Experiencing (SE). She is an executive coach and facilitator in leadership development. She offers in SA under Dharmagiri Race Work for reconciliation using Insight Dialogue principles. She has recently been appointed by Spirit Rock as a mentor for the TTCP program.

Rachel Lewis

Rachel Lewis began practicing insight meditation in 2003 while completing her physics PhD at Yale. Since 2011, she has taught dharma and meditation classes and retreats in British Columbia and beyond. She completed the IMS/IRC 4-year teacher training in 2021, and is a guiding teacher of the British Columbia Insight Meditation Society. Her dharma teaching interests include the power of music, humour, and creativity to increase our capacity for learning, as well as the way that practice supports and is supported by social justice work. Learn more on Rachel’s website: