The Meditation Blog

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

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The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

November 8th, 2020|

Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?

By Ole Gjems-Onstad

Coping and enduring

A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]

Four-day international online retreat of Acem Meditation

September 21st, 2020|

12-15 November 2020

Enjoy the opportunity to meditate over the three-hour threshold. The retreat offers everything a «normal» retreat would have: long meditations, guidance groups, plenary meetings, and yoga sessions. This upcoming autumn retreat is a unique opportunity for those who have learned Acem Meditation.

You participate from your home and meditate in your favorite chair or […]

Shame, uncertainty and innovation – upcoming Acem Webinars

September 21st, 2020|

Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.

Shame – how to understand our painful companion

Saturday 03 October 2020 16:00 Central European Summer Time  (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)

Can our experience with metathoughts – self-critical thoughts during meditation – help us understand the origins of our shame? Is understanding […]

International Summer Retreats 2021

September 21st, 2020|

Regular Retreats


International Young Retreat Sat 24 July – Sat 31 July 2021

Leaders: Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted and Bjarke Madsen

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Information and registration

 

International Retreat Sat 31 July – Sat 7 August 2021

Leader: Christopher Grøndahl

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Information and registration

 

Deepening Retreats

 

One-week International Deepening Retreat Sat 10 July – Sat 17 July 2021

Leaders: Ole […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 22–30 May 2021

September 21st, 2020|

In 2020, this course had to be canceled due to the corona situation. We are pleased to offer a new possibility in 2021.

This is a unique course; it doesn’t resemble any other training with a similar name. It builds on experience-based, exploratory, and deepening group processes. Twice every day, participants meet in small communication groups […]

Deepening winter retreats of Acem Meditation

September 20th, 2020|

International Deepening Retreat

2-9 January 2021

Leaders: Rolf Brandrud and Christopher Grøndahl

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway

Information and registration

 

International Young Deepening Retreat

2-9 January

Leader: Christopher Grøndahl

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway

Information and registration

 

International Advanced Deepening Retreat (3 weeks), 2-23 January 2021

Leaders Halvor Eifring, Øyvind Ellingsen and Thor Udenæs

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

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