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Last chance – 🥳 give the gift of mindfulness.

December 28, 2021

Give the gift of personal freedom.

In honor of our iBme Teens – past, present, and future – please consider making a one-time gift to Opening Doors to Personal Freedom, our year-end fundraising campaign.

What your gift means:

1. Teens find a deeper compassion for themselves.
2. Teens strengthen their presence of mind to meet every moment.
3. Teens build a stronghold of diverse community.

Open doors to personal freedom for teens >>

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New Year’s Eve Retreats – last call!

December 13, 2021

An endless love for our retreats.

We all know these past couple of years have been trying. On every level – individual, communal, social, global – we’ve been through it. One thing we return to during these times is our love for iBme retreats, where we share, connect, meditate, and create community together.

We invite teens in Massachusetts and California to join us one more time this year at our New Year’s Eve retreats! 📣 Enter 2022 with a greater sense of yourself and with deepened compassion to meet every moment. This is our last call – registration closes this Wednesday with only a few spots left!

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Wrap up 2021 with us at our Community Gathering!

December 1, 2021

Creating a community circle on retreats is a cherished act.

While we have lamented the loss of this space during the pandemic, we are eager to center and celebrate together the opportunities that await us in 2022! Join us in a special virtual circle, our Community Gathering, on December 9th. In this 75-minute gathering, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Connect, share, and witness
  • Participate in a guided practice with iBme Teacher, Zac Ispa-Landa
  • Meet and chat with our newly-formed Youth Advisory Committee
  • Learn about our 2021 impact + plan for 2022
  • Plus one special surprise!

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Join us in opening doors to personal freedom for teens!

November 17, 2021

“A moment of life-changing insight” … “A new friend who speaks right to your heart” … “A circle of of people that can hold your struggles” … “A dance party like no other”

These are the memories teens cherish from iBme retreats.

The self-awareness, resilience, deep bonds, and compassion that take root within teens on retreat open doors to a precious space — a personal freedom to know and be who they are and to celebrate who they are in a loving community.

With your support, our community of 120+ teachers and mentors with their decades of experience and diverse lineages will continue to beam a bright light onto our core values of equity and interdependence, and share the power of personal and relational mindfulness practices.

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Busy autumn? Take a mindfulness break.

November 2, 2021

One of the things we teach teens is that mindfulness isn’t something only achieved by meditating on a mat for an hour or so. Mindfulness can also happen when you pause whatever you are doing and think of someone you love and send them good vibes. Or when you stand still to observe your surroundings and take one enjoyable breath. Mindfulness can take place through many approaches.

Of course, life is not always easy or beautiful, but what we know at iBme is that gathering together with others in a space of practice and compassion is always a great way to travel down the path of life, when it’s flowing and when it’s challenging. As we close out this year, join us at one of our upcoming retreats or online gatherings!

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Hey peeps — let’s connect!

October 7, 2021

Dear Friend,

We are, at heart, a community of practitioners. It is the people — the teens and young adults, the teachers and parents, the staff and Collaborative Leadership Team — that make up and sustain iBme. And what we do best is create opportunities to sit together, in silence or authentic exchange, we connect to the best in ourselves and each other.

In other words, we’re better together. In this eNews: join us for free weekly community meditation sessions; explore a new iBme Collaborative Leadership opportunity; PLUS, it’s time to register for New Year Retreats!

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Wisdom from Teens + Summer Recap

September 29, 2021

Over the past 18 months, we’ve proven through our 151 online programs serving 2,445 participants that this personal and collective magic can transcend physical limitations and flourish in a virtual space. And yet, we can’t disregard that timeless yearning to share real space – to have the opportunity to look each other in the eyes, to share a hug, to breathe together.

In addition to the MA Summer Retreat, we also held three online retreats, including our first LGBTQIA+ Retreat and our fourth Teens of Color Retreat. Looking ahead, along with our drop-in online programs, we have three teen retreats planned for this fall and winter in CA, MA, and MI. Our planning with regards to COVID-19 safety continues to be adaptive as we monitor case trends and public health recommendations.

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Free mindfulness gatherings this September!

September 1, 2021

Stay connected in this month’s online gatherings — invitations to practice and be real in a supportive community.

Are you looking to grow your meditation practice? Would you like a community to sit with? Have you ever just wanted to be in the room feeling a vibe with other folx?

Say “YES!” to our free gatherings & attend when you can.

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New blog post, new photos & more

August 8, 2021

July was an active month for iBme, with five retreats (four online, one in-person) and 100+ teens and young adults discovering themselves through meditation and relational mindfulness.

Stay connected with your mindfulness practice! We invite you to take part in an online program and explore our resources for ongoing inspiration and practice.

Wishing you a wonderful summer, wherever you are and whatever you are up to.

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FREE Daylong Retreats coming up!

July 20, 2021

We’ve heard YOU!

While iBme retreats and community have been a tremendous resource during these challenging times, the amount of screen time during this past year has been overwhelming for teens and young adults.

In an effort to find a sweet spot, we have decided to transition the following online summer retreats to a single-day format. And thanks to generous donor support, we are offering them FREE of charge.

Now it’s even easier to say yes to nurturing practice and community time!

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iBme July Retreats — time to register!

July 6, 2021

We have THREE online retreats happening in July — now’s the time to register!

Our retreats are spaces for teens and young adults to discover and explore their most authentically awesome selves through mindfulness and community. It’s about being real, getting vulnerable, sometimes getting silly, feeling some emotions – and definitely having fun along the way.

We’d love to meet your teen! (If you are a teen, we’d love to meet YOU!)

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