December 2018 Updates
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The holiday season is a time for connecting with family and loved ones as well as a time of generosity and giving. We want to express to you our own deep gratitude for the growing community of incredible people in the iBme community — teens, young adults, parents, teachers, facilitators, donors, and many others — who believe in the importance of a saner, more compassionate way to live and engage with each other.

Wishing for us all a world of joy, love, and the simplicity of being.

—The iBme Team
make it meaningful
Massachusetts & Virginia
December 28, 2018 – January 1, 2019
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It’s hard to imagine a more healing and enriching experience than what iBme offers to teens during their residential retreats. The combo of meditation, group sharing, outdoor fun—all in a safe, loving container—is the recipe for transformational magic.
—Tara Brach, PhD, founder of the Insight Meditation Community
of Washington DC
Discover our fun new line of iBme items — from hats to mugs to a course in mindfulness! Your purchases make great gifts and directly support iBme's work. Shop here.

You can also support iBme by using AmazonSmile — With every purchase you make, AmazonSmile makes an automatic donation to iBme. Use this link for your (Amazon) holiday shopping.
iBme Scholarships
making it possible

At iBme, no one is turned away due to lack of funds. More than 75% of teen retreatants and participants in our Mindfulness Teacher Training receive a scholarship of some kind. This is made possible only by the incredible generosity and support from the community. With gratitude for those who have already contributed — we invite everyone to consider making a donation (of any size) to iBme. Lives will be changes as a result.
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Just wanted to say THANKS for starting iBme. The teens are freaking amazing and the transformation was nothing like anything I’ve ever witnessed. There was literally one girl who spent the first couple of days crying, unsure of her self, scrunching up her body in ways to make herself literally smaller, and ended up giving a motivational speech in front of 50 people, moving with confidence, in touch with who she was underneath the pain.

So grateful to be part of the process. Such amazing, heart opening, awareness expanding work. Wow. Deep bow to you.

—Dan V., teacher trainee program graduate and summer teen retreat mentor

iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training
Another great new video!
The early application deadline for the 2019-20 iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training is December 31, 2018. If you are sitting on the fence, now's the time!
iBme Guided Meditations
DID YOU KNOW? You can find free guided meditations from iBme on the Insight Timer app — home to more than 5,500,000 meditators.

All you need to do is download the free app to your iOS or Android device.

May we recommend ... Enjoy a 30-minute guided meditation with iBme Executive Director, Jessica Morey, Receiving Loving Kindness (Metta) Practice
Spreading the Word
Mindfulness opportunities from our partners
Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully is a new educator-led nonprofit that supports school communities by connecting them with mentors, trainings, curriculums and other resources for mindfulness-based social, emotional, and academic learning.  
Mark your calendar! Educating Mindfully Conference for educators is happening February 28-March 2, 2019 at Pheasant Run Resort in Illinois. Get empowered to explore, practice, and then embed mindfulness in your classroom. FInd out more.
Are you surprised by how angry you get with your children? Do you promise yourself that you won’t yell or threaten…and then do it anyway? Do you lose your temper when your kids are misbehaving, especially when you think other people are watching?
Join iBme friend Susan Stiffelman for this
Master Class on Keeping Your Parenting Cool!
Live Webinar: Friday, December 7 at 12:00 noon pacific (3pm EST)
(Replay recording available)
iBme welcomes and celebrates human diversity in all forms regardless of race, color, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ability, personal appearance, or religious/spiritual affiliation.
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