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A meeting place for meditators from all corners of the world – summer 2022

2021-11-17T13:51:50+01:00November 17th, 2021|

An event to plan for: The international one-week summer retreat with Acem’s founder Are Holen.

This is a great opportunity for meditators to come close to the core and the origins of Acem Meditation. All seminars will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German, Spanish and Chinese. There will be guidance groups in English, Scandinavian, […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022

2021-11-11T23:58:47+01:00November 11th, 2021|

Understand what lies behind your communication

We are happy to be able to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event. In 2020, the course was canceled due to the pandemic; in 2021, only Norwegians could participate.

Rather than listening to talks and lectures, you spend much of the time in […]

Memory Treasure: That year I went to Scandinavia to meditate

2021-10-31T19:53:25+01:00October 30th, 2021|

By Luna Liu

This article was first published in Chinese in one of Taiwan’s most well-known newspapers, Lianhe Bao (United Daily News), on 12 September 2021.

Driven by pure curiosity

When I sorted out the bookcases during the epidemic, I found a yellowed Norwegian newspaper in a pile of folders. I actually smiled in the front-page color photo […]

Project manager at a young age: “Meditation gives me an anchor”

2021-10-06T22:36:36+02:00October 6th, 2021|

Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted is a project manager in the Saint-Gobain international industrial group. She is the mother of two small children, and something is constantly going on. How does she manage?

Elisabeth began practicing Acem meditation when she was 17. Her parents had meditated in Acem for many years, and she was curious about what […]

Webinar: Meditative Silence and the Good Life

2021-09-20T00:23:31+02:00September 20th, 2021|

What makes a life worth living?

Most of us pursue happiness. The American constitution even considers it an unalienable right. But what is happiness? A feeling of joy running through your body? A life filled with happy moments? Recognition, stable relationships or the absence of suffering? Paradoxically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us away […]

International summer retreats 2022

2021-09-20T00:23:15+02:00September 20th, 2021|

After two years of digital alternatives, the first physical retreat of the regular type (with daily meditations above the 3-hour level) will take place on 16-23 July 2022 at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This will be Acem’s main international meeting point during the summer.

At this retreat, all seminars will be by Are Holen. Guidance groups in English, […]

International winter retreats 2021-2022

2021-09-20T00:22:46+02:00September 20th, 2021|

The darker and more silent period of the year could be a really good time to take a break that matters!

International Intensive Advanced Deepening Retreat, 16 days

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Friday 19 November 2021 16:00

Advanced International Three-week Deepening Retreat January 2 to January 23, 2022

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Sunday 02 January 2022 15:00

A rare opportunity to learn about yourself

2021-09-16T23:47:19+02:00September 16th, 2021|

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21 -29 May 2022

Learn from new experiences in interaction with others! 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.

We are happy to be able to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very […]

Webinar: New visions of meditation

2021-09-09T13:07:44+02:00September 9th, 2021|

This webinar on October 2 will provide knowledge about the background of Acem and discuss some of the most important issues in Acem’s history from the beginnings in 1966 until today.

When Acem was founded as a student organization in Norway in 1966, the meditating students were curious about the long-term effects of meditation. They soon […]

New book: A first on the history of Acem

2021-09-09T12:55:48+02:00September 9th, 2021|

This book follows the development of Acem School of Meditation through its first 50 years, from a small group of students in Oslo in 1966 to an international non-profit organization teaching Acem Meditation on every continent.

Founded by Are Holen, Acem has developed an understanding of meditation based on modern psychology and neuroscience. This approach includes […]

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