April 2019 Updates
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Quest for Truth: A Conversation with Rod Owens
by Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann

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?

In pursuits of answers, they visited with Rod Owens, co-author of Radical Dharma: Talking Love, Racism and Liberation and a Buddhist teacher with many years of experience with community service and social activism.
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Retreat for Young Adults (ages 18–32)
Meaningful self-development with Jessica Morey and Sara Shapouri
Brand-new and experienced meditators welcome.
Young adulthood — the time when we are growing into our self-sufficiency, finding our tribes and creating our lives. It is often a time of new experiences, jobs, studies, people — and, increasing responsibility. And it can come with an array of new challenges and changes as we find ourselves needing to step forward, step out, and step up.

June 6–10, 2019
Massachusetts Young Adult Retreat (ages 18–32)
meditation, mindfulness & community

This is a GREAT time of life to start or deepen a meditation practice. Learn a simple practice that can sustain you throughout your life so you can navigate the ups and downs skillfully and enjoy all the individual moments along the way.
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iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training
Time is running out!
Join us in planting seeds of hope, change, and meaning one young person at a time.

iBme's transformative yearlong Mindfulness Teacher Training certification program begins June 18, 2019.
Course Structure
  • Three residential retreats
  • Online study between retreats
  • Monthly small group meetings
  • Meditation and Facilitation mentoring
  • Structured daily meditation practice
  • Individualized feedback from faculty
  • Practicum and Certification
If you are a professional who works with adolescents in any capacity and are committed to deepening your own meditation practice as a foundation for teaching meditation and mindfulness to adolescents, please consider taking the next step with us.

Read Mindfulness Is Essential: Q&A with a Teacher Training Graduate

Final deadline for applications is May 15 — Don't wait any longer! We look forward to hearing from you.
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I am a huge supporter, student, and lover of the iBme mindfulness movement. I can easily say it changed my life for the better. I went on the iBme teen retreat twice and was fully immersed in those experiences. To this day I continue to practice meditation, yoga, mindful listening, and other techniques with loving intention.
—Levi Paris, iBme teen retreat alum
Spreading the Word
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d2e is a 501(C)3 non-profit on a mission to eliminate the stigma of depression. They are active in providing students, teachers, and parents with the tools necessary to better understand their emotions and more easily connect with themselves and others.
d2e believes that through movement, mindfulness, and human connection, the world can combat the core issues around mental health.

Take a look at what d2e offers, including online Be Real check-ins.
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