July iBme Updates
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Our June teen retreats were truly amazing and we are reminded of just how important and special our work is. It matters when a teen says something true for the first time, when a moment in meditation opens up a fresh perspective, when a burst of joy or sorrow is expressed, when kindred spirits recognize each other. We are honored to be a part of guiding and teaching these wonderful human beings, offering foundational life practices and skills. In truth, they teach us just as much as we teach them.
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Teen Retreats in Words and Images
words from teen retreat participants, with permission
What was the most meaningful or rewarding experience?
Being able to experience being in an environment where people my age are working on themselves and treating people with openness and kindness.

What skills have you learned?
How to stay grounded in a time when everything seems unstable or scary.
Teens of Color Retreat
August 6–11, 2019
Big Bear City, California

This retreat is an invitation to explore your identity, make soul friends, and develop practical skills in mindfulness and communications with three exceptional guides on the journey. Specifically designed for teens of color, the retreat offers the opportunity for teens, mentors, and staff of color to connect around their practice, their identities and intersectionalities, and mindfulness.
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 From Our Blog
All Our Identities: Creating Space for Teens of Color

Jylani Maat Azaan is coordinator and manager of the August Teens of Color Retreat, where she will also lead a couple of workshops. We asked Jylani to share her thoughts about the Teens of Color Retreat, who it’s for, why it matters, and her vision of what teens will experience.
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 Adult Mindfulness Retreat
Middlesex School
Concord, Massachusetts
August 1 – 4
Take a mid-summer break. Get away, meet new people, and enjoy a deepening into meditation and mindfulness practice. All levels of experience welcome, including beginners. You'll leave refreshed and renewed — with new skills!
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 Spreading the Word
Naropa LeapYear Program

Bringing together international experiential learning with a program of self-inquiry, LeapYear creates a "bridge year" to support students’ conscious transition from high school to college and development from adolescence into adulthood. The program includes group travel to South Asia or Central America, a customized individual internship, and immersive retreats in Boulder, Colorado, all while you earn 30 college credits towards a bachelor’s degree at Naropa University or transferred to a college of your choice. LeapYear participants have full access to federal financial aid and generous additional scholarships.
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Sarana Institute Nature Retreat
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