This video interviews teens, parents and iBme staff describing iBme retreats and school programs and their impact.
iBme is excited to be a sponsor of the Virginia Tech Conference, “Contemplative Practices for a Technological Society: Cultivating Mind Body Practices to Invent our Future,” April 11-13, 2013 in Blacksburg, VA. The intention of this conference is to create a roadmap to sustainably integrate contemplative practices into our lives: in the classroom, in the research laboratory, in the office, in healthcare, in the arts, and in the workplace.
The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (Vancouver, BC, Canada) recently published the video, “Mindfulness: Youth Voices.”, a three-minute short film directly geared to youth, to address questions such as, “What is mindfulness? Why would I be interested in it?” The highlight of the film is the youth sharing, in their own words, how mindfulness practice has changed their lives. Please view the video at the following link: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/
Look for iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey’s article in the September Shambala Sun - “Chilling Out, Naturally.”
“Teens Explore Meditation and Mindfulness At Cloud Mountain Retreat” was written by iBme and Seattle Insight Meditation Society Teacher, Keri Pederson, about her experience on our Pacific Northwest Teen Retreat–her first ever teen retreat.
New Research Highlights Strengths Of Adolescent Brain (NPR - October 22, 2012) Adolescent brains have gotten a bad rap, according to neuroscientists. It’s true that teenage brains can be impulsive, but as we know at iBme, adolescent brains are also vulnerable, dynamic and highly responsive to positive feedback- that’s why the teenage years are such a important time in brain development to learn mindfulness practices.
iBme’s Founder and Director of Programs, Joe Klein, speaks at successful “Golden Ticket” benefit concert to raise awareness about the mental health benefits of mindfulness.
Listen to this powerful wisdom talk by Tara Brach inspired by her experience teaching iBme’s fall weekend teen retreat.
West Coast Director Patrick Cook-Deegan recently had an article on Huffington Post about the benefits of Mindfulness for Teenagers and how he found iBme.
Watch this video to hear directly from teens about their experience on the Virginia New Year’s teen retreat.
iBme Founder Joe Klein will present at the upcoming 2013 UC San Diego Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth Conference, February 1st-3rd. Check out Joe’s presentation from last year’s conference on YouTube.
Tricycle Magazine Winter 2011 had a feature article by Meara Hayden, a teen iBme alumni, speaking about her experience with meditation.