Newsletters

Hope you are enjoying the summer!

July 15, 2019

Having fun in the sun…

There is always a lot of fun happening at our teen retreats – of course! In the midst of the turmoil and challenges of life, it’s good to make space for just goofing around, being “unproductive,” or getting physical.

Hoping your summer is off to a fun, interesting, (and maybe even a little silly) start!

View the full newsletter


Free Your Mind

July 2, 2019

Our June teen retreats were truly amazing and we are reminded of just how important and special our work is. It matters when a teen says something true for the first time, when a moment in meditation opens up a fresh perspective, when a burst of joy or sorrow is expressed, when kindred spirits recognize each other. We are honored to be a part of guiding and teaching these wonderful human beings, offering foundational life practices and skills. In truth, they teach us just as much as we teach them.

View the full newsletter


Happy Summer from iBme!

June 24, 2019

Teen Retreats Have Begun!

From June 6 – 10, 30 teens spent 5 days on an iBme retreat in Jamestown, CO. June 12 – 17, 31 teens in Southern California went on a retreat in Big Bear City, and our Northern California retreat begins June 24th. There’s just enough time to sign up for upcoming retreats in July and August: Kentucky/OhioMichiganTorontoOregonMassachusettsTeens of Color(VIEW ALL)

View the full newsletter


Connect. Learn. Grow.

June 6, 2019

Summer Teen Retreat Registrations Still Open — Time to Dive in!

Our first retreats start in June in Colorado, Southern California, and Northern California. We can’t wait to welcome the curious souls who are coming for an iBme experience, fresh faces and returning friends alike. Behind the scenes here, everyone has been been planning and preparing — the curricula, schedules, sleeping arrangements, special diets, arrivals, and a whole lot more.

View the full newsletter


Be YOU — Summer discoveries await!

May 20, 2019

It’s time to register!

10 retreats in North America

Colorado. Southern California. Northern California. Kentucky/Ohio.
Virginia. Michigan. Toronto. Oregon. Massachusetts. Teens of Color.

The natural beauty and design of each retreat location supports ease of being and connection with nature — and each other.

View the full newsletter


Ready, Set, ACTION

May 4, 2019

Join our annual Commit to Sit Challenge! We love May because for the whole month, iBme community members commit to meditate every day — and seek out donors to sponsor them. It’s like a mindfulness meditation marathon.

Every dollar raised supports iBme’s Scholarship Fund and helps bring our life-changing programs to youth, young adults, and teacher trainees. Last year, we allocated more than $500,000 in scholarships. Let’s see what we can get up to together this year!

View the full newsletter


Commit to Sit 2019!

April 27, 2019

The Commit to Sit Challenge: For the month of May, iBme community members commit to meditate every day — and seek out donors to sponsor them. It’s like a mindfulness meditation marathon.

Every dollar raised supports iBme’s Scholarship Fund and helps bring our life-changing programs to youth, young adults, and teacher trainees. Last year, we allocated more than $500,000 in scholarships. Let’s see what we can get up to together this year!

View the full newsletter


Your Summer Plans …

April 23, 2019

Teen Summer Retreats
Join us in …
Colorado. California. Ohio. Virginia. Michigan. Toronto. United Kingdom.
Oregon. Massachusetts.

Space is limited, so register today!

View the full newsletter


unconditional love, young adults, YouTube & more

March 23, 2019

Last summer, two iBme interns set out on a learning journey to discover what mindfulness really is through conversations with leading teachers. They quickly gained a sense of the enormous depth and breadth of the topic as well as some of the foundational practices. When they got to their third and final stop, the questions that interested them most were: How might these practices apply to our everyday lives? Particularly, what are the social implications of mindfulness and lovingkindness?

View the full newsletter


Have you heard?

March 23, 2019

FOUR unique iBme programs we want you to know about!

Since iBme began offering retreats in 2011, our core focus has been our teen retreats, which continue to thrive and multiply. As we evolve, we also develop new programming — to meet the needs and interests of unique populations within our community ecosystem.

View the full newsletter


We love our teens! Get inspired!!

March 8, 2019

iBme has never turned away anyone for a lack of resources.

Nearly 75% of teen retreatants receive some scholarship funds — all made possible through the generosity and support of our community. In 2018 we offered over $410,000 in scholarship funds, allowing 290 teens to receive reduced or full tuition support.

We were touched by a recent letter from a teen retreatant who received a scholarship. Read the letter.

View the full newsletter


Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg, New Retreats & More

February 14, 2019

Last summer, motivated to learn what mindfulness really is, two iBme interns set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. On their second stop, they visited with Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and A Heart as Wide as the World.

View the full newsletter