Noliwe Alexander

Residential Retreat Teacher

Noliwe Alexander has been a student of Vipassana meditation for over 20 years. Throughout this time of deep devotion to the Dharma, Noliwe has become a dedicated practitioner, meditation teacher of various retreats and sitting groups, day-longs and class series programs. She dedicates her BuddhaDharma practice and teachings to the BiPOC, LGBTQIA+, At Risk and Elder communities. She is a graduate of Spirit Rock's CDL4 program, EBMC's Commit 2 Dharma program in 2010 and is a graduate of Spirit Rock Teacher Training from 2017-2020. Noliwe is the founder of Peace At Any Pace, Inc. a non-profit organization that offers a Journey to Healing from Intergenerational & Ancestral Trauma retreats and Elder & Youth programs, which are exclusively for people from the African Diaspora. Noliwe is a wisdom keeper and humbled by the presence of her ancestor’s spirit that lives within and walks beside her.

The heart-mind is transformed through the practices of forgiveness. Through connecting with our senses and bringing loving awareness to ourselves, we are waking up to our humanness—our mistakes, our fumbling, our grace and beauty, co-existing in the often troubled world. When we lift up a candle in the darkness, holding forgiveness for ourselves, others, and all the worldly conditions, we hold that light with a fierce and tender grip. When we let go into forgiveness, we gather a deep sense of joy and gratitude without turning away, without remorse, seeing everything as a blessing.
 
Noliwe Alexander, Letting Go into Forgiveness with Joy and Gratitude

Noliwe Alexander's Upcoming Programs

Retreat On-Land

June 28 - July 4, 2024 Friday - Thursday | 6 nights

Finding Refuge in Belonging: Annual BIPOC Retreat

Open to all self-identified BIPOC. Throughout this BIPOC retreat, we will gain insight into the 10 Paramis—the perfections or attainments of heart and mind—which will guide us as a map for the recovery and reclamation of a culture of belonging and wisdom. These are qualities for navigating life, not just guidelines for meditation, and they are said to be what the Buddha was cultivating in earlier lifetimes as he slowly developed into one who could awaken fully and show others the way to freedom.

Noliwe Alexander

Noliwe Alexander

Leslie Booker

Leslie Booker

Gullu Singh

Gullu Singh

Margarita Loinaz

Margarita Loinaz

Jonathan Relucio

Jonathan Relucio

Ramona  Lisa Ortiz-Smith

Ramona Lisa Ortiz-Smith

Dharma Library

Can't join us live online or on the land? Study and practice at your convenience with Noliwe Alexander through our new library of recordings, articles, and self-paced online courses.