Mindfulness Community

iBme Big Change and Uncertainty blog post

Experiencing big changes in life as you knew it? The team at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) wants you to have tools you can use RIGHT NOW to navigate school-from-home, social distancing, and all of the radical changes going on around and inside us. iBme has been working with teens from all walks of life […]

iBme 4 Ways of Working with Fear blog post

How do we learn not to contract — mentally, physically, emotionally — in the face of fear? In this Wisdom Talk, iBme lead teacher Jessica Morey weaves together classical teachings, stories, personal experience, and reflection to explore 4 ways of working with fear. Drawing on timeless Buddhist teachings, Jessica shares four qualities of heart and […]

A Time of Uncertainty blog post

It’s April 2020 and we are in the middle of a global crisis caused by the Corona virus. We offer this Wisdom Talk and Guided Meditation for a Time of Uncertainty to support your journey through this unprecedented experience. Do you think there’s something wrong with you if you are having a hard time right […]

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At iBme, we specialize in connecting teens with mindfulness. Why? Listen to this short introduction from iBme’s Mindfulness for Teens course. In just 2 1/2-minutes, you’ll learn what mindfulness is, what some of the benefits are, and the skills teens need to deal with the stresses of being a teenager. Listen now Intro to iBme’s […]

How to Be a Good Enough Parent: 5 Touchstone Principles, by Jessica Morey

Attachment theory is a popular topic in psychology these days. It posits that children who have strong and healthy attachment bonds grow up with an inner sense of stability and security that allows them to explore the world and develop their unique, authentic personalities. We call these people “securely attached.” Their basic worldview is “I’m […]

All Our Identities: Creating Space for Teens of Color

Jylani Brown is an educator and community activist who worked for many years as an elementary school teacher. Every day she witnessed her students come to the classroom with a great deal of stress. “We have these expectations about the classroom space,” Jylani says, “that students will be calm and seated and take in information.” […]

IBME Commit to Sit Participants

During the month of May, iBme community members commit to meditate every day and seek out donors to sponsor their month-long commitment, like a mindfulness meditation marathon. All funds raised support scholarships to attend iBme’s life changing mindfulness retreats. This year, 101 Commit to Sit participants brought in 421 donations, totaling an astounding $108,000 and […]

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For over nine years, we have made sure that every teen who wanted to attend an iBme retreat, regardless of their ability to pay tuition, knew they would be able to come. In 2018 we offered over $410,000 in scholarship funds, allowing 290 teens to receive reduced or full tuition support. Find out more. The […]

Home Is Everywhere: Thoughts from an iBme Teen Retreatant

Teens report important changes in their lives as a result of participation in an iBme retreat. In this piece, Olivia (Ollie) Stults shares how a shift in personal perspective helped her re-create the best of her retreat experience when she got back home. Ollie participated in iBme’s Northern California Teen Retreat in the summer of […]

iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training: What It's About (videos)

Do you work with teens? Have you dreamt of bringing the benefits of meditation and mindfulness to younger generations? Or perhaps you are the parent of a teen seeking solutions — and ready to galvanize a community? iBme’s Mindfulness Teacher Training prepares professionals working with adolescents to implement an in-depth mindfulness curriculum in high schools, […]