A deepening retreat gives you an opportunity for daily long meditations of at least six hours. The retreat will focus on how to enhance your meditation, and all activities during the retreat are designed to stimulate the deeper meditative process: daily meditations of more than six hours, process guidance, dialogue-based seminars on the psychology of […]
Give yourself a rejuvenating break with silence, reflection and interaction. Be inspired and bring home new insights into yourself and your meditation. Acem’s International Retreat Centre Halvorsbøle near Oslo lies on a hill overlooking the Randsfjord and the nearby forests and hamlets – a truly exquisite setting for meditation. The stimulating social interaction in an […]
George Northoff shared his views in Acem Forum in Oslo
The Acem Centre in Oslo was filled to the brim, and the audience was full of expectations. The world-renowned philosopher and neuroscientist Georg Northoff of the University of Ottawa was visiting and was about […]
takes place 25 April – 3 May 2020 at Halvorsbøle, Norway
This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years. It is a unique opportunity to see yourself and others behind the façades. The course is suitable for first-timers as […]
By Tor Hersoug
Are there any links between low self-images and meditation? Quite a few, actually. Low self-images may emerge in the meditation as spontaneous thoughts and feelings; they may influence the way we meditate, often without our awareness, as well as our motivation to continue to meditate. […]
The focus of this article by Are Holen is reconciliation and how Acem Meditation may contribute towards this end via introspective sensitivity. To meditate strengthens the links to those aspects of the psyche that are not shaped by history and that are anchored in an inner freedom and autonomy; the changes have implications for the individual, for fellow human beings as well as for society; they add a dimension of integrity, genuineness and responsibility to the human interactions.
In this article Halvor Eifring discusses the important of mind wandering in meditation. Everyone who has learned Acem Meditation knows that meditation is not about emptying the mind, as many others tend to believe. The challenge is to become friends with everything that spontaneously emerges in consciousness. Restlessness, tension, and ruminating thoughts may be experienced as garbage in the body and mind, but often hide a sparkling diamond. This kind of experience is supported by old meditative traditions.
Three Acem meetings 23. – 26.9.2019 in Rotterdam, Amsterdam and Groningen
New Perspectives from the latest books of Yuval Noah Harari and Acem.
Presented by Rolf Brandrud, a teacher in Acem Meditation.
Meditation is the concluding 21st lesson in Harari’s bestseller “21 Lessons […]