Inward Bound Mindfulness Education | January 2019 Updates
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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.

Help us fulfill our vision
In 2018, 378 teens participated in iBme retreats. Our goal for 2019 is to reach one hundred more! One of the most important ways you can support us is to spread the word — forward this email to a teen, parent, teacher, or community member you think might want to know about us.
A Humble Quest  (Stop 1: A Conversation with Joseph Goldstein)

Last summer, two iBme Interns set out on a journey to find out what mindfulness really is.

Tasked with writing articles about mindfulness, Jon Luke Tittman and Ben Painter set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding, encountering leading mindfulness teachers along the way.

See What Is Mindfulness Really? 
Mark Your Calendar/Save Your Place
Next summer, why not do something different? Get away to a beautiful new place, meet interesting new people, and discover uncharted aspects of yourself. (PS - You don't need to have any meditation experience to participate in an iBme retreat — you'll learn with us.)
June 10–15, Colorado
June 12–17, Southern California
June 23–29, Northern California
July –13, Kentucky/Ohio FIRST TIME EVER!
July 10–15, Virginia
July 21–26, Michigan FIRST TIME EVER!
July 23–28, Toronto (Canada)
July 28–August 2, United Kingdom
August 1–6, Oregon
August 6–11, Massachusetts

Take the next step: Get the details and sign-up to let us know you are interested, and we'll send you a reminder email in the spring.
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Socially Engaged Mindfulness
Watch Our Newest Teacher Training Video!
Graduates from the first iBme Teacher Training — 39 educators, social workers, and youth activists — work with a wide range of people in a wide range of settings, including at-risk youth, public-school teachers, low-income college students, social-work trainees, young men's groups, and foster-care parents.

Ready to combine your interest in mindfulness meditation with your passion for social change?
Take a look →
Time for Practice

Discover our library of meditation recordings from Wednesday night Sit & Shares, with guided meditations and teachings from iBme facilitators, including Doing the Best We Can (a good reminder for those times we may be hard on ourselves).

Spreading the Word

News from our partners
How Children (and Parents) Thrive!

As a parent, you want your children to have happy, healthy, and meaningful lives—but what’s the best way to support them? In his new book, How Children Thrive, developmental pediatrician Dr. Martin Bertin brings together mindfulness, new science on brain development, and the messy reality of being a parent to provide a positive, simple, and empowering approach for raising children of all ages.

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