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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. […]

Six tips on how to establish meditation routines

2022-09-13T22:33:15+02:00September 13th, 2022|

If you are able to establish regular meditation habits, you will achieve greater benefits from your meditation practice.

You decide for yourself when and how much you shall meditate. Acem recommends 2×30 minutes or 1×45 minutes every day.

1. Clarification

Clarify for yourself what you want to achieve from meditation. Is it to practice a technique that provides […]

Seeing yourself through others

2022-09-10T21:39:25+02:00September 10th, 2022|

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.

Understand what lies behind your communication

In this course, you spend much of the time […]

Researcher and instructor: Meditation has taught me to dare to act

2022-08-31T12:10:15+02:00August 31st, 2022|

“When people sign up for a meditation course, they are often at a point in their life where they are under strain in one way or another”, says Cathrine Pedersen, project manager and instructor in Acem.

Cathrine Pedersen went from management positions at the Postal Service to doing research on educational institutions and the interaction between […]

When the worst person in the world meditates

2022-06-08T23:26:32+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

What would have happened if Julie, the leading character in the award-winning movie “The Worst Person in the World”, had learned Acem meditation?

She will soon be 30 and is on the threshold of established adult life, but hesitates. After switching studies twice, from medicine to psychology and then to photography, she works in a bookstore […]

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