The Meditation Blog

Explores meditative practice, experience and research. All the bloggers practise Acem Meditation.

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  • To be just myself

    Johan Øye shares his experience with Acem Meditation in his daily life and at a deepening retreat at Acem’s Retreat Center Halvorsbøle. He is a Norwegian teacher who has practiced meditation for many years. “When [...]

To be just myself

November 2nd, 2022|

Johan Øye shares his experience with Acem Meditation in his daily life and at a deepening retreat at Acem’s Retreat Center Halvorsbøle. He is a Norwegian teacher who has practiced meditation for many years.

“When one is together with others one wears a social mask and adjusts one’s role”, says Johan Øye. “But when I meditate, […]

Q&A: Meditation and the Default Mode Network of the brain

October 25th, 2022|

The Meditation Blog has received several questions regarding the relationship between the so-called Default Mode Network of the brain and meditation.

The discovery of the brain’s Default Mode Network by Raichle et al. (2001) opened new perspectives on the functioning of the brain when we are at rest. Several areas of the cortex, mostly in the […]

Understand what lies behind the communication

October 17th, 2022|

Training in Interpersonal Communication
Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo
29 April – 7 May 2023

What did participants Oriol and Borghild take home from this course in 2022?

Oriol Cuxart Pérez, Biomedical Engineer, Barcelona: This course will improve my relationships”

“The course has significantly improved my self-understanding. Both meditation and the communication course […]

Report from the world’s best place to meditate

October 14th, 2022|

Silence has an outer and an inner dimension. Acem’s retreat center at Lundsholm, Sweden provides both. What is it like to meditate there?

Sitting in bed in my room in Sjögården at Lundsholm, meditating. I try my best to keep my attention lightly focused on the meditation sound while a lot of other things are buzzing […]

“Meditation has given me more empathy with people – and it has fundamentally changed my ability to be social”

September 22nd, 2022|

Alicia Figueroa lives in Spain and has practiced Acem Meditation for 7 years. She attended the International Deepening Retreat at Halvorsbøle, Norway, this summer. It was her second Deepening Retreat. This is what she had to say a couple of months after coming home:

What were your experiences with the Deepening Retreat?

“This was an extraordinary retreat for me. […]

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