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Four-day international online retreat of Acem Meditation

2020-09-21T18:06:38+02:00September 21st, 2020|

12-15 November 2020

Enjoy the opportunity to meditate over the three-hour threshold. The retreat offers everything a «normal» retreat would have: long meditations, guidance groups, plenary meetings, and yoga sessions. This upcoming autumn retreat is a unique opportunity for those who have learned Acem Meditation.

You participate from your home and meditate in your favorite chair or […]

Shame, uncertainty and innovation – upcoming Acem Webinars

2020-09-21T18:06:00+02:00September 21st, 2020|

Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.

Shame – how to understand our painful companion

Saturday 03 October 2020 16:00 Central European Summer Time  (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)

Can our experience with metathoughts – self-critical thoughts during meditation – help us understand the origins of our shame? Is understanding […]

International Summer Retreats 2021

2020-09-24T23:15:57+02:00September 21st, 2020|

Regular Retreats


International Young Retreat Sat 24 July – Sat 31 July 2021

Leaders: Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted and Bjarke Madsen

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Information and registration

 

International Retreat Sat 31 July – Sat 7 August 2021

Leader: Christopher Grøndahl

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Information and registration

 

Deepening Retreats

 

One-week International Deepening Retreat Sat 10 July – Sat 17 July 2021

Leaders: Ole […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 22–30 May 2021

2020-09-21T17:54:45+02:00September 21st, 2020|

In 2020, this course had to be canceled due to the corona situation. We are pleased to offer a new possibility in 2021.

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. Twice every day, participants meet in small communication groups […]

Deepening winter retreats of Acem Meditation

2020-09-20T23:29:18+02:00September 20th, 2020|

International Deepening Retreat

2-9 January 2021

Leaders: Rolf Brandrud and Christopher Grøndahl

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway

Information and registration

 

International Young Deepening Retreat

2-9 January

Leader: Christopher Grøndahl

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway

Information and registration

 

International Advanced Deepening Retreat (3 weeks), 2-23 January 2021

Leaders Halvor Eifring, Øyvind Ellingsen and Thor Udenæs

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Advice on dealing with negative thoughts in meditation

2020-09-21T00:13:26+02:00September 16th, 2020|

“At times, I feel inadequate when I meditate. The meditation sound is never easy and effortless and is always linked to my breathing. What should I do?”

“Meditation is not only easy for me, even though I feel that it should be. It is difficult to repeat the sound the way it is supposed to be. […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

2020-09-05T11:33:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.

 A better understanding of myself

Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]

The psychologist’s advice: How to make use of meditation in the time of corona

2020-09-05T11:14:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

The coronavirus pandemic, and the various infection control measures it has engendered, limit and affect us, both psychologically and relationally.

We have newly celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 75 years of relative peace in the world. Today, many feel that peace has been profoundly disturbed.

Anxiety – a complex phenomenon

We […]

Video guidance helped me establish a regular meditation practice

2020-09-05T10:44:28+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Ursula Illert lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She works as an actress and a freelancer for radio, TV, and audiobooks. When she felt the need to discuss her meditation, video was the solution.

 Made my meditation practice regular

«For me, video guidance was a good thing. I could talk about my meditation with an instructor even when […]

Existential contentment in the face of adversity – mitigating misery with Acem Meditation

2020-07-02T13:25:44+02:00July 2nd, 2020|

By Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen

What it is

Existential contentment is neither complacency nor bliss. It does not entail the absence of adversity in life nor negative emotions and thoughts. It is not an emotion at all, more of an attitude – a sense of meaning and purpose, an anchoring when waters are rough. Contentment also allows for […]

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