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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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Meeting the Moment in Practice and Community

October 29, 2020

Dear Friend of iBme,

With so much going on in our shared and personal worlds, we want to share the many opportunities iBme has right now to get mindful in authentic, embodied, and relational ways – welcome old friends and new!

— iBme Collaborative Leadership Team

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There is No Planet B

October 21, 2020

How do we face the enormity of climate disaster and ecological collapse with honesty, courage and a loving heart?

All of the climactic crises over the last few months (fires, hurricanes, droughts…) have only strengthened our clarity that we need strong, sustained leadership on climate action now – leadership that is founded in love, resilience and community.

Shea and I will be offering a deep dive into Contemplative Climate Leadership beginning October 27th in the form of a six week course.

In these uncertain times of environmental and political turmoil, we hope to form a community of grounding, connection and inspiration for action to continue to protect our planet and those most affected by the climate emergency.

Hope to see you there,

Jess and Shea

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Activate Your Practice This Fall

October 6, 2020

The iBme community includes thousands of young people, parents, educators, activists, artists, and devoted supporter from all walks of life and at all levels of experience. Together, we are people who care about others, the planet, and the future.

Through the tools of mindfulness and compassion, we are engaged in creating a saner, more embodied, collaborative, and equitable future that includes and benefits everyone — right now.

This fall, we invite you to participate in a course, immerse in a retreat, use our mindfulness resources, engage and share with us on social media, and tell others about what we’re up to.

Now is the time to activate your practice. In these unprecedented times, we are a source of connection and community.

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Connect, Learn & Refresh

September 17, 2020

Mindfulness Retreats: Online and interactive. All you need is an Internet connection and an open heart!

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Ready for some good news?

August 25, 2020

We commit every day to ensure a beautiful, empowering, and equitable world for everyone. Step by step, breath by breath, and program by program, we connect teens and adults of all ages with the proven, timeless practices of mindfulness.

Despite radical shifts and pressures in the world, iBme is thriving — through the practices of mindfulness itself, we respond to the critical needs of the moment, while maintaining our commitment to the biggest picture of what the world needs.

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Take a little break with us to “just be”

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.

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