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Changing the world — and ourselves.

April 22, 2021

As we continue to hold all that’s alive in the world with you, there’s much to share in upcoming opportunities to learn, practice, and grow in community.

In addition to ongoing sits and gatherings, our summer retreats for teens and young adults (including one residential retreat in Massachusetts) are now open for registration!

Our annual Commit to Sit meditation challenge and fundraiser begins April 30th — as does our final spring retreat. And, our yearlong Mindfulness Teacher Training starts in June.

Explore the Retreats and Events Calendar to learn more. We’ll see you soon!

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Let’s make this crazy world a little better.

March 31, 2021

Happy Spring to You,

One playful way to think about meditation practice is through the lens of Green Eggs and Ham – you know “would you, could you in a boat or with a goat? …in the rain or on a train? …in a car or in a tree? …it’s so good, so good, you see!”

When we’re healthy and in a groove, our answer to these questions can be an emphatic, “Of course!” Other times, like during a global pandemic, our answer can be a hard no. That’s when it’s good to lean on our community for support.

We all could probably use a little more playfulness and meditation in our lives right now, and that’s what we hope to do together during Commit to Sit this May.

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We ❤ You! Let’s Spring together.

March 18, 2021

It’s officially spring on Saturday, March 20! There is optimism in the air about many things, including our ability to begin to feel safe again together. It will take a little more time, and we are on our way.

There’s lots going on at iBme. We’ve got a new retreat at the end of April to kickoff Commit to Sit, ongoing community sessions, and the Mindfulness Teacher Training starts in June. Get inspired below!

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Happy (almost) Spring Weekend Retreat!

February 26, 2021

You’re stuck at home, and ready for winter to be over. Life feels confusing, untethered + uncertain.

You want to get out in the world + keep moving forward – but it feels hard to do that right now.

You want to stop worrying about the future + connect with like-minded people.

Hit the pause button with us March 5–7!

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Warm up with us!

February 18, 2021

Are you stuck inside and feeling stir crazy? With COVID safety restrictions and severe winter weather across much of the country, these are not normal times.

Hang in there. We’re here for you.

As a medicine for the cold and COVID safety restrictions, we bring you a new mindfulness playlist of talks, ideas, and guided meditations. You’ll also find our calendar of all of our ongoing and upcoming programs – please join us!

Stay warm, stay connected!

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Let’s practice together!

January 28, 2021

We hope this is a good time for you to say “Yes!” to a mindfulness practice — supported by community. Please explore the upcoming retreats, intensives, practice communities, and trainings in this email and see if something catches your eye…or tugs at your heart.

Come practice, learn, and discover with us. The future is ours to create, together.

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We’re here with you

January 13, 2021

Dear Friend,

We hope this finds you and your family and community safe and well. Before sharing the resources and programs below, we want acknowledge the impact that the events at the Capitol and the current reality of our world are having on all of us.

As a team we’ve been processing this together and thinking about how mindfulness education fits in. We’re not naive to believe that mindfulness is the single solution to the struggle alive in our society; however we do see the tremendous value that both internal and relational practices can bring in processing this chasm of disconnect we’re all in and moving us towards some sort of restorative resolution. It brings us hope to know that the young people in our community are intent on witnessing and acting with self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision-making as they move through the rites of passage into adulthood.

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Final reminder for New Year Retreats!

December 28, 2020

New year retreats. Clear your mind and have some fun.

Wednesday, Dec 30 – Friday, Jan 1: Teen and Young Adult Retreats

An online immersion into mindfulness, community, and being yourself. Small groups. Meditation. Workshops. Online dance party!

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Heartfelt Invitations to You

December 10, 2020

Dear Friend of iBme,

We end this year with our hearts full of hope and love as well as the shared weight of honest truths. Standing with—and sitting with—each other is the way forward. Together, we are creating a more caring and compassionate world.

— iBme Collaborative Leadership Team

P.S. Don’t forget to RSVP for the Annual Community Gathering!

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Registration for the New Year’s Retreats is open!

November 19, 2020

As you know, iBme is a youth-oriented non-profit dedicated to mindfulness education and equity in all its forms — social, racial, gender, and environmental. Our diverse teachers and staff are leaders in the field, with decades of experience in teaching mindfulness and working with youth.

We are proud to be part of the important work of mindfulness education and its transformational impact within individuals, families, classrooms, schools, communities, and organizations of all kinds.

We hope to see you at one of our retreats, courses, or meditations soon!

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How We’re Evolving Mindfulness Education (and how you can help)

November 13, 2020

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of iBme – Happy Birthday to all of us!

It would be easy to name all the reasons why this year has been unlike any other; however, it might be more powerful to actually share why this year has been the same. Like every year before, we’ve seen our whole community – youth, mentors, teachers, parents, and other adults – show up to practice together and support each other. And just like every other year, our learning model has proven to be nurturing and transformative.

Since our founding, we’ve been blazing a trail in immersive mindfulness programs for youth, while challenging the status quo for organizational management and dominant cultural norms and prejudices. We realize it’s important to share not only what’s unique about what iBme does, but how we do it. So we’ll share 3 ways our work is evolving mindfulness education for youth.

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Final Reminder: Sign up for the Post-Election Retreat

November 3, 2020

Yes, today is Election Day. If you haven’t already, please take the time and VOTE!

In the wake of this historic and arduous election, we invite you to join us next weekend in meeting the moment — whatever it may be — in a community of practice with calm and resilience.

Since iBme’s first experiential online all-ages retreat in the spring, these retreats have become a welcome respite and opportunity to learn and practice mindfulness in community. Welcome one and all.

For this retreat we’ve assembled an all-star teaching team.

Each of them has created a little practice video for you to check out and get to know them — learn more and register today!

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