July 31, 2020
Mindfulness offers a key to finding moments of calm, joy, connection, and truth no matter what is going on around us — and it starts within ourselves.
In August, we’re offering four more programs, all online and interactive:
- Start or deepen a meditation practice
- Learn from seasoned pros what mindfulness does and how it works (seriously, our teachers are the best!)
- Experience authenticity in small group check-ins with others interested in mindfulness
- Try new things, take some chances, and discover a little about yourself and what makes you thrive.
All you need is a device, an Internet connection, and some privacy.
Join us in being — being ourselves, being real, being together — this summer.
July 26, 2020
Dear Friend of iBme,
At the end of July, Jessica Morey (above doing one of her favorite things, dancing on teen retreat) will be transitioning out of a staff role at Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) the organization she co-founded, where she was the long-time Executive Director, and a major contributor to its growth and impact over the past decade.
The current issue of Mindful magazine recognized her as one of 12 Powerful Women of the Mindfulness Movement. We could go on and on about how our team feels about Jess and list endless accolades and accomplishments, but this email is to share her thoughts about this decision. Read Jessica’s words here.
July 10, 2020
It’s summer! Amidst all the rest of it, make sure to take a break and relax sometimes, regroup, see what happens when you’re not on autopilot. Sit for a short meditation break. Go for a walk on a different street or trail than usual. Cook yourself something new.
We think that one of the best things you can do for yourself this summer is to join one of our retreats or courses. In an intentional and welcoming environment focused on learning mindfulness, you’ll have a chance to slow down, practice, and share with others. Not only is it an amazing experience, you take the depth and richness with you. But of course, we’re biased.
Hope to see you this summer! (Time to register!!)
June 13, 2020
finding the stillness within …
Discover a community of radical acceptance, connected by the practices and teachings of mindfulness. We all need deep connections right now — to ourselves, to each other, and to what matters.
Want to learn something new? Interested in starting or expanding a mindfulness or meditation practice? Ready to connect to life and others with heart?
Have an iBme online program experience this summer — it’s much more than just staring at a screen.
June 13, 2020
Remember when this picture looked normal? It wasn’t that long ago that we could be outdoors, together, goofing around. So much has happened so quickly — it truly boggles the mind.
Here’s the picture at iBme right now:
In response to George Floyd and racial injustice, we stand with Black Lives Matter and the protestors. In response to the Coronavirus, we’ve moved our retreats and teachings online. Our staff are all working from home to stay safe and ensure that our community has what it needs.
We are here for you and encourage everyone to find solace in practice and connection (we offer a daily weekday meditation — please join).
June 5, 2020
We’re listening — and responding to what we hear: a desire for focus, learning, practice, and connection.
We’ve just added 10 new 4-week online courses on topics that matter to you and address what you are telling us you want and need right now.
Join awesome iBme teachers from around the world for these very special opportunities to experience and create change in and around you.
June 2, 2020
We are all grieving once again for the trauma and loss experienced by our brothers and sisters of color in our unjust world. While these moments might bring the injustice into focus, we recognize that systemic racism is alive in every moment. We stand in solidarity with front-line activists doing the difficult work of advocating for social justice and looking to bring structural change in their own communities.
May 30, 2020
We are excited about the opportunities our new online format offers.
It’s our signature style, even more accessible, providing the same transformative impact — and a really great experience!
April 29, 2020
We know that these are stressful, unpredictable times. Some people are doing well, others are not — some of us may be both in the space of a few hours. We encourage everyone to develop or return to mindfulness practice for simple, reliable, ongoing support as we all navigate the challenges and changes.
As if the teen years aren’t stressful enough! We’ve developed resources specific to teens in response to the current reality (and whatever lies ahead). Here are our COVID-19 Resources and Support. Please use and share widely.
April 24, 2020
When life gives you lemons, the saying goes, you make lemonade. When life gives you a global pandemic and tells you to stay at home week after week, you create online mindfulness retreats — at least that’s what the team at iBme did.
April 14, 2020
At this time of sudden change, iBme is committed to connecting teens, families, schools, and communities with sources of wisdom and practice. With this in mind, we are currently providing a wide range of new online opportunities for mindfulness and meaningful engagement with ourselves, each other, and the world at large.
April 7, 2020
Through guided mindfulness practice and rituals based in Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects canon, we’ll support youth to build the inner resiliency, compassion, and embodied interconnection to thrive in the crucial work of advocating for a livable planet and defending the earth they are inheriting.
Teachers Jessica Morey and Shea Riester both have extensive passion and expertise in this subject.
Read about the course themes, specific practices, and teachers backgrounds, and register here.