All posts by Gøsta

International summer retreats 2018 – four choices

Lower early bird fees when you register before 1 June

New perspectives, deep relaxation, beautiful nature – give yourself a refreshing break this summer together with meditators from around the world

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Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

a new study shows improved stress management

Research paper authors Bjørn Lau, Anne Grete Hersoug and Morten Wærsted

Positive effects of Acem Meditation – a nondirective technique – was found in a recently published study. This type of relaxation technique can be a positive supplement to other tools for the prevention of negative health reactions due to stress.

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Why do I meditate? Why do I go to retreats?

When I am surrounded by silence, things begin to happen, says Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren.

Before I left for my last retreat, a colleague asked why I regularly go to meditation retreats. I started to explain the technicalities of Acem Meditation, and she listened politely and then she asked again: “Why do you go to retreats?” Read more…

International Training in Meditation Guidance

 – first time outside of Scandinavia

Are Holen helped Taiwanese instructors Joy Lu, Susan Cai, and Denise Chang enhance their guidance skills.

Few things are more distinctive of Acem’s way of teaching than its various forms of meditation guidance. Read more…

You don’t want to miss this week

Regular International Retreat, 28 July – 4 August at Halvorsbøle, Oslo

Meet meditators from around the world for a meaningful, week-long dive into your meditation. Read more…

Meditation in the Spanish Pyrenees

This is a unique opportunity to spend a week with daily long meditations in a fantastic mountain landscape. Read more…

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

The recent book, Meditation and Culture: The Interplay of Practice and Context», edited by Halvor Eifring, has been reviewed in the journal Religious Studies Review (Vol. 43 No. 4, December 2017). The reviewer maintains that the book «offers provocative new insights for understanding meditation practice. …

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International women’s magazine Marie Claire recommends Acem Meditation

Acem Meditation is now receiving widespread attention in France. Read more…

The Meditation Experience You Want

By Jonas Meyer

In Norway, children will often get what they want for Christmas or birthdays. This is not always the case in meditation. Meditation is unpredictable. Read more…

Meditation and leadership

By Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren

I started with Acem Meditation to reduce stress. I discovered that it had significant effects on my leadership in a large organisation. Read more…