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Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) offers innovative formats and teaching frameworks. Our mindfulness practices help deep listening skills, self-awareness, and communication, essential competencies for success in all areas of life.

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The unique iBme retreat model allows participants to gain a level of insight into their own experience and achieve authentic connection with peers that is often challenging to achieve in their daily lives.

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Justice and equity are at the core of mindfulness and compassion.

To capture our values and actions related to this truth, we have created an Equity and Interdependence Dashboard and published a new 10-Year Equity Progress Report. In it we provide testimony to the ways in which we have sought to answer this fundamental question: How does a historically white-led mindfulness organization that values connection, inclusion, and non-judgment authentically “walk the walk” at all levels of the organization?

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Master the basics of mindfulness for teens with this online course designed by iBme co-Founder Jessica Morey. Learn the basics of mindfulness to help deal with common tensions of being a teenager, and in the process help to support iBme!

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An Inside Look at iBme’s Historic Return to In-Person Retreats

It was the afternoon that the iBme community had been waiting for—the moment when 46 teens and 15 retreat staff members would once again join together for an in-person retreat. On the afternoon of July 25th, families began arriving at Prindle Pond Retreat Center in Charlton, MA.

4 Keys to Mindful Communication with Teens

iBme Teacher Training faculty Oren Jay Sofer shares his expertise on mindful communication with teens, with a focus on the classroom learning environment. Oren is […]

Exploring Male Identity: A Conversation with Mark Wax

What is male identity? What does it mean to be a male-identified person? iBme teachers/mentors Mark Wax and Anthony (“T”) Maes found that on iBme […]

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