May 2019 Updates
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We Love May!

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!

Join Commit to Sit Today. Whether you donate and/or raise funds by meditating, your participation makes it all possible.

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New Lower Price!
June 6 – 10, 2019

18 – 32 year olds,
you spoke, we listened.
We've reduced the cost of the Young Adult Retreat by $300.
We hope you can join us in Massachusetts in early June!
(registration deadline is May 22)

Learn More
A Q&A with Ari Andersen
We started the podcast Millennials Don’t Suck to counter the narrative that millennials are lazy, narcissistic, and entitled by interviewing some of the most accomplished, impactful, and interesting young people around.
—Ari Andersen, podcast co-creator and iBme fan

We recently spoke with Ari about his experience as an iBme counselor, the challenges of practice, and what he's learning from his podcast guests.
Read the Q&A →
Meet Doug! He'll be co-teaching the adult retreat this August.

iBme Summer Adult Mindfulness Retreat

August 1–4, 2019
Concord, Massachusetts
We invite you to the fourth annual summer adult mindfulness retreat at Middlesex School. During the retreat, we will practice sitting and walking meditation with occasional relational and movement practices. All are welcome - beginners and those with meditation experience.
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Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully is an educator-led 501c3 nonprofit that supports school communities by connecting them with mentors, trainings, curriculums, and other resources for mindfulness-based social, emotional, and academic learning. 
We are educators supporting educators. Our online Mindful Educator Academy includes access to 25 session recordings from their recent Educating Mindfully Conference as well as additional learning content each month until April 2020. It aims to benefit the well-being and social and emotional learning of educators and explore together the nitty gritty of mindfulness integration in schools. View a sampling of the sessions and learn more at

Special Offer for the iBme community: Through the end of May, you can use code iBme30 to purchase membership for your whole school for only $169.
Omega Institute
, July 12 – 14, 2019

The Mindfulness & Education Conference brings together influential leaders in the fields of mindfulness and social and emotional Learning, including psychologists, educators, administrators, and teachers.

We are delighted that iBme's Executive Director, Jessica Morey, will be presenting this year, alongside Daniel Rechtschaffen, Linda Lantieri, Valerie Brown, Patricia Jennings, Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, Hector Montenegro.

Experience inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, breakout workshops, a panel with school administrators and principals, and instruction in practical application — all in a beautiful setting in New York's Hudson Valley.

Find out →
What did you learn on retreat?

That I can trust and love myself no matter what; that I’m always connected to others despite differences; that I’m intrinsically worthy.
—iBme Teen Retreatant, 2018
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