Yes to your most wonderful holiday

International Young Summer Retreat 2019

You want to dedicate the summer to your own inner growth? You want to meet other wonderful people (aged 17-35) from all over the world?

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Five International Retreats 2019

Give yourself a rejuvenating break in 2019 with silence, reflection and interaction. Be inspired and bring home new insights into yourself and your meditation.

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Are Holen appointed honorary doctor of The Open University

Are Holen at The Open University

International recognition for Acem Meditation and stress research

“His rigorous research and compassionate practice [have] transformed the lives of people across the world.” These words were pronounced when the founder of the Acem School of Meditation Professor Are Holen (pictured at the ceremony above) was appointed honorary doctor of The Open University (OU) outside London on 22 September 2018. Read more…

A rare opportunity to explore your personality and the way you interact with others


The next Acem communication course takes place 25 May – 2 June 2019, at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years and is open to those who have learned Acem Meditation.

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What does a moment consist of?

Experiences from meditation

In an eternal perspective, a moment is an insignificant amount of time. Yet, a moment may comprise more than we think and more during the practice of Acem Meditation than in many other situations. Let us first reflect upon the duration of a moment. How long a moment lasts depends on our perspective.

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Deep diving into the self

Everyday meditation has made her feel more grounded. A week-long retreat changed her ways of thinking. A communication course enabled her to feel more connected with herself and others.

Gill Scott on meditation and communication

“I had tried different kinds of group meditation, which I found relaxing, but I had a lot of resistance and on my own, I could barely sit still for ten minutes. Then a friend told me about Acem, and in September 2015 I went to an introductory course in Shoreditch in London. At the time, I was still grieving for my mother, whose death was a great loss for me. The course was a turning point. Afterward I felt lighter and more optimistic.”

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Students are learning Acem Meditation in India

Acem Meditation is increasingly popular among students in India. Although they have their own long traditions of meditation, they are eager to learn this Western meditation technique.

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A training course that builds character, not presentation skills

By Leif Arne Storset

Think about development days or training courses you’ve undergone for work. What comes to mind? Quite likely, the first thing is DEATH BY POWERPOINT.

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International summer retreats 2018 – four choices

Lower early bird fees when you register before 1 June

New perspectives, deep relaxation, beautiful nature – give yourself a refreshing break this summer together with meditators from around the world

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Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

a new study shows improved stress management

Research paper authors Bjørn Lau, Anne Grete Hersoug and Morten Wærsted

Positive effects of Acem Meditation – a nondirective technique – was found in a recently published study. This type of relaxation technique can be a positive supplement to other tools for the prevention of negative health reactions due to stress.

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