Mindfulness Leaders

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.” […]

Teens, Mindfulness, and Social Justice: A Q&A with Andrea Poile

Through her work and studies, Andrea Poile has had the opportunity to evaluate, research, and teach a number of mindfulness-based curriculum and interventions for youth. “Of all of them,” she says definitively, “iBme is the best. It’s the most developmentally appropriate, it’s the most transformative, the most effective, and it’s evidence-based.” Andrea graduated from McGill […]

iBme Mindful Teens

Each of the dedicated participants in the iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training comes with a unique background and motivation for wanting to empower young people. We asked one of the graduates from our first Teacher Training some questions about what brought them to mindfulness and why they do what they do. Q&A with iBme Teacher Training […]

Quest for Truth: Conversation with Rod Owens

by Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Motivated to learn what mindfulness really is, two iBme interns set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. Energized by our conversation with Sharon Salzberg, we were excited […]

Mindfulness in Leadership, Education, Sports & Cancer Recovery: An Interview with Doug Worthen

How do great leaders develop their leadership capacity? How do you inspire confidence and develop motivated teams? These are a couple of the questions driving Todd Iarussi’s Rhinomind Coaching podcast. To find out, Todd connects with top leaders and performers, executive coaches, researchers, and mindfulness teachers to hear their stories. On the first episode, Todd […]

Flowers on shelf

by Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Motivated to learn what mindfulness really is, two iBme interns set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. We left our meeting with Joseph Goldstein with a newfound […]

Joseph Goldstein

By iBme Interns Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Tasked with writing articles about mindfulness, two iBme interns, Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann, set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. We found ourselves […]

A Humble Quest: What Is Mindfulness Really?

By iBme interns Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Tasked with writing articles about mindfulness, two iBme interns, Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann, set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. In February 2014, […]

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, […]

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 […]