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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 […]

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, […]

Middlesex School

Around the country, more and more schools and colleges are bringing mindfulness to their students. While programs vary in how they are offered, they all contribute to equipping young people with invaluable skills and creating a more mindful and compassionate world. In 2009, Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, made a commitment to mindfulness, beginning with […]

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

A recent study entitled “‘Safe in My Own Mind’: Supporting Healthy Adolescent Development Through Meditation Retreats” was published in The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology by Dr. Brian Galla, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. It explores the relationship between intensive, week long, residential meditation retreats and teen’s emotional regulation, self awareness, and cognitive […]

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 […]

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 […]