The Meditation Blog

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

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Existential contentment in the face of adversity – mitigating misery with Acem Meditation

July 2nd, 2020|

By Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen

What it is

Existential contentment is neither complacency nor bliss. It does not entail the absence of adversity in life nor negative emotions and thoughts. It is not an emotion at all, more of an attitude – a sense of meaning and purpose, an anchoring when waters are rough. Contentment also allows for […]

One retreat, six nations – Acem’s first online retreat

June 21st, 2020|

In June, Acem held a weekend meditation retreat with 12 participants from six different countries. That in itself is nothing new. What is new is that the 12 participants were all staying at home in those six different countries during the entire retreat. One participant was 10,000 kilometers away from the instructors in Oslo, on […]

We know meditation is good for us, but still we don’t do it

June 21st, 2020|

By Rolf Brandrud

Most who learn Acem Meditation find it a positive experience. The method is easy to learn, simple to practice and gives us benefits such as relaxation, increased energy, and greater bodily well-being. This is the case not only for those who continue to meditate regularly but also for those who do not continue […]

Setting the conditions for good meditation

June 21st, 2020|

By Pär Westlund

Taking a beginner’s course in Acem Meditation involves not only learning the basic instruction in the technique. Participants also receive advice on what conditions are favorable for developing a good meditation practice, both in regular life and at meditation retreats.

When we meditate, the basic principle is that we open our awareness towards what […]

Meditating Queen

April 7th, 2020|

– staying afloat in trying times.

In this picture, «Lightness of Being», Queen Elizabeth II is photographed by Chris Levine (copyright the artist 2008-2020).

Meditation represents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect. The true contribution of meditation in our trying corona times may be something Queen Elizabeth II touched upon in her speech to her […]

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