Newsletters

Ready, Set, ACTION

May 4, 2019

Join our annual Commit to Sit Challenge! We love May because for the whole month, iBme community members commit to meditate every day — and seek out donors to sponsor them. It’s like a mindfulness meditation marathon.

Every dollar raised supports iBme’s Scholarship Fund and helps bring our life-changing programs to youth, young adults, and teacher trainees. Last year, we allocated more than $500,000 in scholarships. Let’s see what we can get up to together this year!

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Commit to Sit 2019!

April 27, 2019

The Commit to Sit Challenge: For the month of May, iBme community members commit to meditate every day — and seek out donors to sponsor them. It’s like a mindfulness meditation marathon.

Every dollar raised supports iBme’s Scholarship Fund and helps bring our life-changing programs to youth, young adults, and teacher trainees. Last year, we allocated more than $500,000 in scholarships. Let’s see what we can get up to together this year!

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Your Summer Plans …

April 23, 2019

Teen Summer Retreats
Join us in …
Colorado. California. Ohio. Virginia. Michigan. Toronto. United Kingdom.
Oregon. Massachusetts.

Space is limited, so register today!

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unconditional love, young adults, YouTube & more

March 23, 2019

Last summer, two iBme interns set out on a learning journey to discover what mindfulness really is through conversations with leading teachers. They quickly gained a sense of the enormous depth and breadth of the topic as well as some of the foundational practices. When they got to their third and final stop, the questions that interested them most were: How might these practices apply to our everyday lives? Particularly, what are the social implications of mindfulness and lovingkindness?

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Have you heard?

March 23, 2019

FOUR unique iBme programs we want you to know about!

Since iBme began offering retreats in 2011, our core focus has been our teen retreats, which continue to thrive and multiply. As we evolve, we also develop new programming — to meet the needs and interests of unique populations within our community ecosystem.

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We love our teens! Get inspired!!

March 8, 2019

iBme has never turned away anyone for a lack of resources.

Nearly 75% of teen retreatants receive some scholarship funds — all made possible through the generosity and support of our community. In 2018 we offered over $410,000 in scholarship funds, allowing 290 teens to receive reduced or full tuition support.

We were touched by a recent letter from a teen retreatant who received a scholarship. Read the letter.

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Lovingkindness with Sharon Salzberg, New Retreats & More

February 14, 2019

Last summer, motivated to learn what mindfulness really is, two iBme interns set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. On their second stop, they visited with Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and author of Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness and A Heart as Wide as the World.

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Hear One Teen’s Retreat Story

February 02, 2019

We love hearing directly from the teens who attend our retreats about how their experience impacted their lives. It is through their words that we come to understand just just how much of an impact an iBme retreat can have.

Whether you a teen considering coming on retreat with iBme, an interested parent, or a curious educator, we invite you to read “Home Is Everywhere,” a short piece from Olivia (Ollie) Stults, a participant in our Northern California teen retreat last summer. Read Ollie’s piece.

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Not Too Early to Think Summer!

January 24, 2019

SUMMER DREAMING …Consider an iBme Teen Retreat. Experience a one-of-a-kind residential retreat based in practices of mindfulness — paying attention to the present moment with kindness and curiosity. Skilled facilitators create an authentic environment for exploring meditation, positive self-talk, and honest communication with others. It’s real and it works.

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Make it a good, kind year

January 1, 2019

iBme retreats invite teens (and adults) to experience themselves in new ways through mindfulness practice. In community, they also learn from others, gain perspective on their personal struggles, and develop lifelong connections. We believe that the skills learned are the cornerstones for creating a kinder, more compassionate world.

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Teens Ring in Your New Year with Us

December 11, 2018

We would love to welcome you. Spend the start of the New Year immersed in a healthy, enjoyable space with like-minded souls. We’ll meditate, we’ll talk, we’ll laugh, and sometimes maybe even cry. What better time to take stock, gain clarity, and connect with your desires for the year ahead?

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Connecting with joy, love — and each other

December 4, 2018

The holiday season is a time for connecting with family and loved ones as well as a time of generosity and giving. We want to express to you our own deep gratitude for the growing community of incredible people in the iBme community — teens, young adults, parents, teachers, facilitators, donors, and many others — who believe in the importance of a saner, more compassionate way to live and engage with each other.

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