mindfulness practice

iBme Big Change and Uncertainty blog post

Experiencing big changes in life as you knew it? The team at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) wants you to have tools you can use RIGHT NOW to navigate school-from-home, social distancing, and all of the radical changes going on around and inside us. iBme has been working with teens from all walks of life […]

iBme 4 Ways of Working with Fear blog post

How do we learn not to contract — mentally, physically, emotionally — in the face of fear? In this Wisdom Talk, iBme lead teacher Jessica Morey weaves together classical teachings, stories, personal experience, and reflection to explore 4 ways of working with fear. Drawing on timeless Buddhist teachings, Jessica shares four qualities of heart and […]

A Time of Uncertainty blog post

It’s April 2020 and we are in the middle of a global crisis caused by the Corona virus. We offer this Wisdom Talk and Guided Meditation for a Time of Uncertainty to support your journey through this unprecedented experience. Do you think there’s something wrong with you if you are having a hard time right […]

Beyond Stress Reduction

It is estimated that 18 million people in the United States meditate — a full 8 percent of the population — and as many as 200 to 500 million people worldwide. Over the last two decades, scientific focus on mindfulness, meditation, and contemplative practice has lauded the stress-reducing, resilience-building, and compassion-creating outcomes. Yet beyond stress […]

IBME 4 Compassion Practices

4 Compassion Practices Lovingkindness and compassion practices have always formed part of mindfulness tradition and teachings. The word “lovingkindness” is a translation of the word metta in the Pali language. In a simple way, we might describe the practice of metta as the intentional cultivation of positive thoughts and emotions for oneself and for others. […]

Benefits of an IBME retreat blog post infographic

We are often asked what benefits of an iBme retreat are: What are the skills that teens learn? We worked with illustrator Tanmay Vora to create a visual image of the benefits of an iBme retreat. We love the results! The overall result of going on retreat is less stress, more ease, with confidence in […]

mindful teens ibme

At iBme, we specialize in connecting teens with mindfulness. Why? Listen to this short introduction from iBme’s Mindfulness for Teens course. In just 2 1/2-minutes, you’ll learn what mindfulness is, what some of the benefits are, and the skills teens need to deal with the stresses of being a teenager. Listen now Intro to iBme’s […]

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 […]