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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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Drop-in Offerings + Discount Code for New iBme Merch

June 25, 2021

Summer is here and iBme has an incredible lineup of offerings available for our community to come together. If you or your loved one is still deciding on summer plans and are unsure if you’ll be able to attend a retreat this season, we are pleased to invite you a few additional drop-in opportunities to get to know iBme more and practice among your peers.

And as always iBme’s Shop is officially open! Our shop features new designs such as our limited edition Commit to Sit 2021 socks, Equity and Interdependence shirts, and Spring Retreat mugs.

Use code LOVEALWAYSWINS by July 4, 2021 to receive 10% off! Rep iBme all Summer whether you’re still at home caring for loved ones or out renewing connections with beloved friends and family members. See a preview of our shop items below.

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Grateful it’s summer? So are we!

June 8, 2021

We are SO grateful to be moving into our summer retreat season — and look forward to welcoming a lot of new teens and young adults along with many returnees! Here are some reasons to attend a summer retreat:

– Learn new things about yourself.
– Feel comfortable in your skin.
– Find out how awesome mindfulness really is.
– Meet other humans with a heart like yours.
– Be surprised!

Have questions? Attend our info session on June 9th at 7pm ET / 5pm PT. This is the single best way to get all of your questions answered and find out more about the people and intention behind our retreats. See below.

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What are you up to this summer?

May 21, 2021

Why experience an iBme retreat?

Summer is almost here! We can’t wait to see you and the rest of the iBme community – in person and online! See what’s coming up below.

Learn new things.
Feel comfortable being yourself.
Take a chance on happiness.
Experience yourself in new ways.
Meet other humans with a heart like yours.

Let’s share some good quality authenticity and have fun together this summer —rooted in mindfulness practices.

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Mid-Year Report and Committee Applications Open

May 21, 2021

Dear Friend of iBme,

As we pen this note, we invite you to join us in one single breath.

Together, we take this moment to honor the countless stories of resilience occurring in our communities amidst ongoing systemic injustice and fear.

Reimagining and co-creating a just and liberated world includes:

1. Understanding the history of racism and the system of white supremacy in order to address past harms and institutionalize accountability in our community for collective change.

2. Implementing interventions that use an intersectional analysis, impact multiple systems, center Blackness, and build the collective cultural, economic, and political power of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC).

3. Applying the practice of love, along with disruption and resistance, to the status quo when necessary, particularly when that path is most difficult.

We invite you to explore with us several key Equity and Interdependence updates as well as opportunities to contribute to these goals at iBme.

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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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