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Retreat participatns walking in silent meditation

Emmye Vernet, 21 Emmye attended her first iBme retreat during her senior year of high school. “I was experiencing a lot of changes in my life, and was feeling unsteady about all the transitions that were happening as I prepared to leave behind my friends, family, and hometown to attend college,” she recalls. “I knew […]

10% Happier with Dan Harris: Resources for Meditation Skeptics

There’s no point in being unhappy about things you can’t change — and no point being unhappy about things you can. —Dan Harris, ABC news anchor & author of 10% Happier Dan Harris joined the ABC news team in 2000 and quickly became a well-respected anchor; his reporting included natural disasters, mass shootings, and combat […]

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 […]

Group photo of Harvard winter iBme Retreat

By Eric Michael B. In January 2018, more than 50 students from across Harvard University gathered in North Andover, Massachusetts for three days of silent retreat, community building, and mindfulness meditation. The retreat was led by iBme teachers Kaira Jewel, Rod Owens, and Cara Lai FitzGibbon and was supported by several dedicated iBme mentors. The […]