Newsletters

Daily Meditations + Online Retreat

March 22, 2020

During this unprecedented time, we believe more strongly than ever in the need for practice in community. Starting Monday, every weekday at 2pm EST/11am PST we will be offering a daily meditation guided by one of in iBme’s teachers, specifically geared towards teens and open to all.

We are also offering a new online retreat in collaboration with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), starting Thursday March 22!

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Aliveness in the Moment

March 19, 2020

iBme is closely monitoring COVID-19 as the situation unfolds. As our first retreat is over three months away, we are hopeful they will go on as planned. However, if they do not, we guarantee a 100% refund and will provide notice well in advance of any cancellation. We will be providing regular updates through our website, email, and social media.

During both joyful times and challenging times, we can breathe and find balance. Without pushing away what we don’t want or clinging to what we do, we can witness the aliveness of a simple moment, invite awareness of a single, sweet breath.

We wish for all ease and calm and invite you to join us — on retreat, in meditation, and online. Teens and adults, parents and teachers, we are all part of a growing community creating the world we know is possible.

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It’s time to sign up for iBme’s Annual Commit to Sit!

March 6, 2020

It’s that time of year again – iBme’s Annual Commit to Sit, a peer-to-peer fundraiser and practice challenge, starts April 15th! As a past participant, you’re probably familiar with the process – meditate everyday individually or in a group, and raise money from family, friends, co-workers, and local organizations to support teens of all backgrounds to attend our transformative teen retreats.

This year we’re happy to share that we are partnering with Ten Percent Happier to provide you with three months of free access to their meditation app. Join today to get your promo code.

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Comforting Wisdom, Upcoming Retreats, & A Welcome!

February 14, 2020

One of the beautiful things about meditation and mindfulness is that it is always available. We are always starting right now, right here: maybe we turn our attention to the sounds around us or we sit down for a formal session or we hit play on a guided recording or we look into the eyes of a friend with love …

Our vision at iBme is to support future generations of heart-centered, diverse leaders who are prepared to respond to the challenges of their time with focus, resiliency, and compassion for themselves, their communities, and the global environment.

We do this through the practice of mindfulness.

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Thank you, iBme Community

January 29, 2020

Our End of Year campaign was a huge success. With your support, we are more than 70% towards our teen scholarship goal for 2020! Together, we raised $526,018 that will go towards the increasing scholarship need from teens and their families in communities all across the country.

Year after year we are challenged with making our retreats accessible for teens of all income levels to attend, and each year this need is met by hundreds of donors – intent on keeping our radical vision for the world alive.

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Connecting Teens and Mindfulness

January 24, 2020

This year we celebrate 10 years since iBme was founded with a simple vision of connecting teens and mindfulness. How hard could that be?

As we look back, we are filled with gratitude and amazement at the community of people who have contributed to bringing this vision into reality. Together, we have worked very hard and have had an incredible impact on the lives of so many teens, parents, and educators.

Looking ahead, we are passionate about the opportunities that 2020 holds for connecting teens and communities with the transformative practices of mindfulness.

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Sitting on the Edge, Together

December 30, 2019

Every participant who joins one of our retreats sits at an edge – a personal threshold of transformation.

  • A high school sophomore in Oregon deeply examines the internal and social pressures they hold.
  • A high school senior in Michigan contemplates graduation, and what feels like the biggest decisions they have ever had to make.
  • A first-year college student in California explores their new level of independence.
  • A parent in Virginia redefines their relationship with their child who is quickly becoming a young adult.
  • A teacher in Massachusetts renews a passion for their profession.

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Happy Holidays from iBme!

December 23, 2019

A reflection on gratitude and transitions from Executive Director Jessica Morey.

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A Time to be Grateful

December 9, 2019

December is a great month to draw on mindfulness practice as tools for navigating exam stress, gift buying, social gatherings, and everything else. It provides a touchstone in daily life for moving in the world centered from within. It may not solve all your problems, but it sure can help!

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Do Something Different

November 26, 2019

#NewYears2019

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead. #turnthepage #newyearsyes #whynot #2020myway #lessstressmorehappiness

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What are the Benefits of an iBme Retreat?

November 7, 2019

#NewYears2019
Do Something Different

Take part in your life in a new way. Turn the page, try out new things, meet great people, be you and be accepted. Oh, and have some fun! You’ll go home with practical meditation and relationship tools that can help with school, friends, family, and life — AND a whole lot of love and vision for the year ahead. #turnthepage #newyearsyes #whynot #2020myway #lessstressmorehappiness

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Great New iBme Video!

October 22, 2019

We are very happy to share a wonderful new video about our Teen Retreats — watch it, like it, share it. We want everyone to know about iBme retreats!

Also … now’s the time to sign up for our New Year’s retreats in Virginia and Massachusetts; information and links below.

It’s a beautiful fall in the Northeast. We hope that you and yours are well.

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