Mindfulness Community

Cara Lai Hard Emotions blog post

Ever feel like your emotions get in the way of you living your best life? In this recording, iBme teacher Cara Lai offers guidance around how to be with intense emotions and use them as fuel and motivation for wise action. What if every emotion has some very important piece of information for us? (8 […]

Masculine Identity Blog Post

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 retreats, young people were hungry for this conversation, wanting to better understand who they were and to support each other. When they decided to create an online affinity group for […]

Letting Go of Being Someone: Pearls of Wisdom from Chris McKenna

There needs to be time in a 24-hour cycle where the sense of having to be someone can be let go. —Chris McKenna on meditation practice Sometimes you just want to sit down with a wise person and hear their perspective on things, someone who does more than answer your questions — someone who makes […]

Charisse Minerva Spencer

Early in the day on April 27th, 2018, NPR’s Morning Edition listeners throughout the United States heard Charisse Minerva Spencer telling her son, Myles Spencer-Watson, about what it was like growing up in the 1960s in Cavalier Manor, Portsmouth, Virginia, one of the largest predominantly black suburbs in the nation at that time. You can […]

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

“We are in a historical intersection and support and empowerment of communities of color needs to be more than a trend, it has to be foundational in all systems and structures. I am so grateful that iBme can be here to facilitate youth and young-adult programming. It’s definitely the right time and the right action.” […]

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 […]