Once-in-a-lifetime experience

World Retreat in the Spanish Pyrenees 16-23 July 2016

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When Acem celebrates 50 years of existence in 2016, the major celebratory event will be a world retreat bringing together Acem meditators from all over the globe. Several hundred participants from various countries and continents will meet for a week of long meditations, guidance, seminars, yoga, mountain walks and social activities. Read more…

Free mental attitude in body and mind

by Torbjørn Hobbel

Tongtos yogaA free mental attitude – repeating the meditation sound gently and effortlessly in the mind and letting the stream of spontaneous thoughts come and go – is the basic principle of Acem Meditation. This attitude is essential to meditation. What about yoga? What is a free, open attitude on a bodily level? Read more…

Basic principles of meditative yoga

meditative yogaThe book Meditative Yoga: Integrating Body, Breath and Mind by Are Holen and Torbjørn Hobbel (Dyade Press, 2012) presents the principles of meditative yoga, as well as more than 60 yoga exercises. Three points are particularly important. Read more…

This is for me!

Elia Camacho, Spain, on Acem Meditation

Elia Camacho Acem MeditationFor Elia Camacho, it took time before she finally decided to learn to meditate. “I had heard about meditation, but did not start before I moved from Mexico to Spain, after talking with a friend who had some experience. I chose Acem Meditation because it is non-religious.”

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A secret smile on my face

Jane Li-chuan Han on meditation, poetry and silence

Jane Han I used to be a high school teacher here in Taiwan, teaching Chinese language and literature. Now I lead a study group and a dream group. I write poems, and enjoy that very much. I also enjoy practicing a kind of traditional Chi-kung called I-ching-ching, and exploring the inner world. Read more…

Emotional processing increases when the mind is allowed to wander

- recent brain research attracts worldwide attention

The brain shows more signs of relaxation during meditation than during ordinary rest. Nondirective meditation has a greater impact than does concentrative meditation, especially in parts of the cortex associated with the processing of stress, emotions, and memories.

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Another kind of dialogue

Simon Bihagen on watercolors and meditation

He was only a teenager the first time he saw the watercolors of Swedish painter Lars Lerin. He felt like he’d had a revelation. The paintings spoke to him in a way he hadn’t been spoken to before. Then he learned Acem Meditation. Meditating with closed eyes twice a day also opened new vistas and a different kind of dialogue.
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International Wellness Award to Acem India Chairman Torbjørn Hobbel

It is a wild mixture of everything you might possibly be interested in: TV personalities, storytellers, famous politicians, members of parliament, spiritual gurus, proponents of alternative energy, as well as some of India’s most popular singers, healers, and fortune tellers. In the midst of all this, Acem India Chairman Torbjørn Hobbel is awarded the International Wellness Award for his outstanding contribution in the field of meditation.
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Training in Interpersonal Communication 2015

25 April–3 May at Acem International Retreat Centre Halvorsbøle, Norway

CommunicationThis is an opportunity for in-depth exploration of patterns of communication and underlying psychological issues that can make or break projects and relationships.

Registration for the course is now open. Last year’s course was fully booked, with waiting lists, so don’t delay. Read more…

International retreats in Acem Meditation 2015

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Next year’s international summer retreats at Halvorsbøle in Norway are great opportunities to recharge your batteries and modify your direction. Non-Scandinavian participants enjoy discounted course fees until 1 June. Read more…