Relational Mindfulness

Our Return to a Full Summer of Teen Retreats

→ Retreat Stats → Testimonials → Photos! → Our Takeaways → Resources We all know the reality of how disruptive the past few years have been. And though we have collectively endured disruption and uncertainty, our iBme staff & community managed to excitedly, safely, expertly, and compassionately host a full season of teen summer retreats! […]

Mindfulness as a shared and sharing practice.

Mindfulness as a shared practice. In the fall of 2021, iBme manifested a long-time goal of incorporating youth voices into our daily work with the inauguration of our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Comprised of esteemed, awesome young people – mindfulness practitioners and iBme retreat alum – the YAC helps guide and influence iBme’s mission, vision, […]

How do we meet the needs of our time? Q&A with a Teacher Training Graduate

We can meet the needs of our time through the practice of mindfulness. Insights with iBme’s Mindfulness Teacher Training graduate, Franny McColgan iBme offers a year-long Mindfulness Teacher Training (TT) program, designed and taught by iBme expert teaching faculty, to bring mindfulness to young people. Our Teacher Training gives educators and youth-serving professionals a high-standard […]

Teens on retreat

Life School: The Solace of Teen Mindfulness Retreats A Q&A with Jess Berkun In the fall of 2021, iBme manifested a long-time goal of incorporating youth voices into our daily work with the inauguration of our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC). Comprised of esteemed, awesome young people – mindfulness practitioners and iBme retreat alum – the […]

6 Relational Mindfulness Games Teens Love

We asked iBme Teacher Training faculty Anthony “T” Maes his top tips for bringing relational practice into mindfulness and he shared these 6 relational mindfulness games teens love. T found mindfulness during college when struggling with addiction, and it saved his life. He’s been teaching since 2009 for various organizations including Spirit Rock, East Bay […]

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 […]

Oren Sofer 4 Keys blog post

iBme Teacher Training faculty Oren Jay Sofer shares his expertise on mindful communication with teens, with a focus on the classroom learning environment. Oren is a Buddhist meditation, mindfulness, and Nonviolent Communication specialist, and author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication. ***** Communication is one of the primary ways we […]

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 […]

TT Compassion When Working with Youth

iBme Teacher Training faculty member Enrique Collazo to share his wisdom on bringing compassion into teaching and working with youth. Enrique is a Buddhist meditation teacher and experienced public speaker. When he’s not teaching with iBme, he’s teaching emotional intelligence and social skills to thousands of young people through Challenge Day. ***** If you really […]