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Mindfulness Is for Everyone
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 →
Meet Our New Teen Board Members
We are proud to welcome Taeya Boi-Doku (left) and Austin Thoren (right) to iBme's Board. They join longtime member Chay Ellenbogen as Teen Directors, ensuring that teen perspectives are brought to the table.

Taeya first began meditating at 13, her freshman year in high school, later joining an iBme summer retreat, which brought her practice to a new level. In November 2018, Taeya was one of the winners of a New York Times international photography contest entitled “Show Us Your Generation.”

Austin, a student at UMass Lowell, has attended several iBme retreats. He was featured on the TeenLife website in November 2018, talking about his experience on retreat.
Why Mindfulness?
Mindfulness in Leadership, Education, Sports & Cancer Recovery: An Interview with Doug Worthen

iBme retreat facilitator, Doug is a former national champion lacrosse player at UVA. Interviewed for the podcast Rhinomind Coaching, he shares how a cancer diagnosis brought him to mindfulness meditation — and a whole lot more.
Listen to the interview →
March Guided Meditation
Awareness & Technology

This unique 25-minute session with Mark Wax was recorded at one of our Sit & Share evenings last year. Sit & Share happens every Tuesday night for the rest of March. Click the link above for details.
Try the Meditation
Spreading the Word...
April 26 – 28 Timeless Wisdom, Timely Action in California
How can we address the suffering on the planet?
How do we move from despair into action?

Join iBme Executive Director, Jessica Morey, for a conference that brings together an incredible faculty of power hitters in the fields of mindfulness and neuroscience, practiced in their own lives and in bringing mindfulness to others from a broad spectrum of backgrounds and life circumstances.

Sponsored by Lifespan Learning Institute in collaboration with InsightLA, the Garrison Institute, Mindsight Institute, and UCLA's Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Check it out →
June 21 Mindfulness Conference in Rhode Island
Interested in sharing your school’s mindfulness story?

The third annual Independent Schools Mindfulness Conference supports the integration of mindfulness into school communities. We are looking for innovative ideas on how you are utilizing mindfulness with your students, parents, faculty and community. The conference takes place June 21 at the Rocky Hill School in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Would you like to present? Contact Traci Fairchild at or submit this online form.

The 2019 Independent Schools Mindfulness Conference is presented by:
I deepened my understanding of some important core values, like community, gratitude, and compassion. I learned that all people are special and beautiful.
—Shira C., 2018 iBme Teen Retreatant
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