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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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Season’s Greetings from iBme!

November 20, 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, we celebrate that every teen who wanted to attend an iBme retreat, regardless of their ability to pay tuition, knew they would be able to come. This year, $337,807 was allocated in scholarship funds, allowing 231 teens to receive reduced or full tuition support.

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Warm wishes and updates from iBme

November 18, 2018

iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training begins June 2019. Bring empowerment to young people: A Year-long Immersion and Certification in Teaching Mindfulness to Adolescents.

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November Updates from iBme

November 8, 2018

Our work makes people smile from the inside. Through the tools of meditation and mindfulness, teens connect more deeply with themselves and learn to navigate their thoughts and emotions, accessing inner resilience and self-confidence — and happiness.

It is a pleasure to share with you a few resources and some of the great things happening at iBme and in the mindfulness world.

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New Year Retreats, Wednesday Sit and Share, and more

October 17, 2018

A unique and meaningful way to start the year.

New Year’s Teen Retreats (December 28 — January 1), two locations:
North Andover, Massachusetts
Madison, Virginia

Learn how to settle a busy mind, develop focus, investigate emotions and thoughts, cultivate compassion, and engage in authentic communication with peers.

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The opportunity for mindfulness …

October 1, 2018

We each discover meditation/mindfulness in different ways and at different times of our lives. Sometimes it’s a book, an audio recording, or a retreat. Sometimes someone tells us about it. Somehow we make a connection and something clicks. For some it’s love-at-first-sight; for others it takes time to develop the routine of daily practice. For some it supports a healthy lifestyle or spiritual practice; for others it transforms their lives. iBme works to expand the number of people who have the opportunity to experience mindfulness and meditation for the first — or the millionth — time.

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