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Podcast with Dr. Are Holen: Inner Strength – The Free Mental Attitude in Acem Meditation

2023-01-27T11:45:09+01:00January 27th, 2023|

In this recording, Dr. Are Holen explains how practitioners of Acem Meditation may cultivate a free mental attitude, and what kind of change that might bring about. Dr. Holen is a professor emeritus at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He founded Acem in 1966.

The recording is based on a previously published CD production […]

International Summer Retreat with Acem’s Founder 15-22 July 2023

2023-01-26T21:41:54+01:00January 26th, 2023|

Come close to the core and the origins of Acem Meditation.

One week’s refreshing summer retreat in the Scandinavian landscapes where Acem Meditation originated. An opportunity for exciting encounters and social meetings across borders and cultures, with participants from Scandinavia, Europe, and other continents. You can choose between guidance groups in English, German, Chinese, or […]

Free Online Guidance Seminar with Dr. Are Holen

2023-01-23T20:53:50+01:00January 23rd, 2023|

Saturday 04 March 2023, 15:00 – 16:15 CET (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)

The seminar is for Acem meditators around the world. In the first part of the seminar, priority will be given to questions from those who learned Acem Meditation during the past few years, before the floor is open to everybody, including experienced meditators. Dr. Are Holen […]

Seeing yourself through others

2023-01-22T12:51:53+01:00January 22nd, 2023|

Training in Interpersonal Communication

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo
29 April – 7 May 2023

We are happy to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event. The training is suitable both for first-timers and people with previous experience from Acem’s communication courses.

From early on in the course, you will discover that there is a lot […]

What happens in the longer term when we meditate?

2023-01-21T13:45:19+01:00January 21st, 2023|

Many who learn Acem Meditation are satisfied with the short-term effects that the method provides. They feel that Acem Meditation enables them to relax, get rid of some of the day’s stress, and tap into a little more energy in their everyday life.

Despite these benefits, it can still be difficult to maintain a regular meditation […]

To be just myself

2022-11-02T09:57:50+01:00November 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

2022-11-02T09:37:13+01:00October 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

2022-10-17T00:02:12+02:00October 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

2022-10-14T16:51:36+02:00October 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”

2022-10-10T10:37:26+02:00September 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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