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The Land of Kings and Queens

A tour to Rajasthan in India

Acem Travels invites you to take part in a 15 day long tour of Rajasthan in India in February 2018. The tour includes a one week retreat in Acem Meditation and a one week tour to fantastic places of culture, history and natural wonders.

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International Retreats 2017 – five options

Treat yourself to a meditative summer holiday in beautiful surroundings at one of Acem’s retreat centers in the Scandinavian forests. International retreats are in English, sometimes with translation into additional languages. Read more…

Meditating brothers

When Axel Schäfers learned Acem Meditation in Germany six years ago, his one-year-older brother Ralf watched from a distance as the technique made Axel change things in his life.

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Ten years with Acem Meditation

Miren feels the effects increase with time

Meditation has become a natural part of her daily life. Miren Lugarezaresti, a social worker based in Alicante, Spain, explains why her motivation to continue her practice has never abated.

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Bridging cultural differences: Meditative yoga in Taiwan

Anne Thomte, a Norwegian high school teacher and head of the Acem School of Yoga, recently visited Taiwan, where she gave two weekend workshops for the general public and a training course for future yoga instructors. She was struck by the cultural differences she observed. Read more…

How can nondirective meditation increase self-knowledge?

New doctoral thesis on nondirective meditation

From the beginning of the Western philosophical tradition, the quest for self-knowledge has been central. We must know ourselves as human beings and our place in the world and in interpersonal relationships, i.e. how our lives should be lived. This was the point of departure when Mattias Solli recently defended his doctoral thesis in philosophy.  Read more…

Made me more grounded

Remy Roche: “Acem Meditation made me more grounded – in a country harassed by terrorists”

Some people think they can learn meditation by picking up a book and read a few instructions. Remy Roche took the challenge more seriously. Read more…

New: International Young Retreat 2017

After ten seasons with a Nordic Profile, this year the highly popular Young Retreat is going to be international.

Deepen your understanding of meditation, feel the wind blow through your hair during a bike ride, cool down in the Mangen lake, play volleyball, go for a walk, or run along the many footpaths in the woods.

This is the International Young Retreat at the Acem Nordic Retreat Centre Lundsholm in Värmland, Sweden. When? From Saturday, July 29 to Saturday, August 5. Read more…

Meditation helped me cope with the situation

Captain on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean

“Some people were lost before we could see them on the radar,” says Francesc Oliveras, who was captain on board when the Dignity I set out to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean. “Nevertheless, this part of their trip was actually the least dangerous one.” Read more…

Close your eyes to see more clearly

By Halvor Eifring

It may seem like a paradox that closing your eyes and repeating a sound may help you to see yourself better. But that is what you do when you meditate. Read more…