Mindfulness Community

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 […]

Retreat group stretching outside

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

Teen 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, […]

Woman with hands over heart, people meditating

By Eric Michael B. Every May, members of the iBme community commit to meditating each day and seek out donors to sponsor their month-long commitment — like a meditation marathon. All funds raised are used for scholarships to help teens attend iBme’s evidence-based, powerful, and transformative mindfulness retreats. Last year, 135 sitters and over 400 […]

Teen speaking to group durring Northeast New Year's Teen Retreat

Retreatants, teachers, and volunteer staff all get to experience the magic of our teen mindfulness retreats first hand.   The opportunity to take a break from the hustle of everyday lives in order to rest, engage in self-care, and get a clearer picture of what’s going on inside ourselves is a real privilege.  What’s more, when […]

Man talking to group of meditators

By Eric Michael B. Every Wednesday evening from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm ET, a diverse group of people from across the United States gather online and over the phone. They gather to practice mindfulness, share challenges and successes (both big and small), and connect together in shared community. Since these calls are hosted through […]