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Towards a widened perspective on communication – seeing yourself through others

2023-12-31T14:46:25+01:00December 31st, 2023|

Training in Interpersonal Communication
Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo
27 April – 5 May 2024

A rare opportunity for personal growth – beneficial both for oneself and at a societal level

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 […]

Intuition is a resource

2023-12-31T13:04:38+01:00December 31st, 2023|

“In Acem Meditation, intuition is a dynamic part of meditating with a free mental attitude,” writes initiator Monika Wirkkala.

What is intuition? It has been said that intuition is seeing with the soul, that it is a guide of the mind. In intuition, we capture a glimpse of the experience and knowledge that we carry with […]

Close to the origins of Acem Meditation

2023-12-31T12:35:57+01:00December 6th, 2023|

How about a one-week refreshing international summer retreat in the Scandinavian landscapes where Acem Meditation originated? An opportunity for exciting encounters and social meetings across borders and cultures, with participants from Scandinavia, Europe, and other continents. You can choose between guidance groups in English, German, Chinese, or Scandinavian. This is a great […]

Going to the core! – Training in Interpersonal Communication

2023-11-12T21:21:09+01:00November 11th, 2023|

Focus on group work

There is nothing quite like it. At Acem’s training in interpersonal communication, the focus is on down-to-earth group work takes precedence. Instead of talks and lectures, much of the time is spent in groups of six to nine people, with an extremely open agenda. In collaboration with the other group members and […]

Screen-dependent? Here are six ways meditation can help

2023-10-17T23:04:28+02:00October 17th, 2023|

If you spend too much time staring at screens, read this article

Today, most people are aware of the negative consequences of frequent screen use. News websites, social media, and apps are designed to make us dependent. The ability to concentrate and focus is weakened. Much suggests that excessive screen use may even make us lonelier. […]

True or false – three widespread meditation myths

2023-08-10T14:11:21+02:00August 10th, 2023|

During lunch at work, we discuss our holiday plans. After I have told my colleagues that I am going on a meditation retreat in the summer, the conversation turns to meditation. I do not divulge to them how many hours I will meditate, but tell my colleague, who like me has ‘Manager’ in her job […]

The whisper

2023-06-20T15:28:13+02:00June 20th, 2023|

Meditating regularly is like building a lasting friendship, entering into a dialogue with a living partner, creating a space of calm and peace within ourselves.

Another and better place

Our daily inward journeys in meditation are an encounter with a current that reflects everything we contain inside us. Thoughts, feelings, memories. It is like stepping into an […]

Went on an international retreat: “Discovered nuances in my own life”

2023-05-23T09:08:40+02:00May 19th, 2023|

Andy Chang is from New Taipei City in Taiwan. He has met Acem meditators from all over the world.

“In Asia, men rarely talk about their feelings and weaknesses, he says. According to a Mandarin proverb, ‘Men should never show emotional vulnerability around others.’ And perhaps this attitude is why I meet few male meditators in […]

How should we deal with troublesome feelings in our meditation?

2023-05-04T22:59:59+02:00May 1st, 2023|

When we need to get something done in the short term, keeping unpleasant information out of our awareness may be necessary. But the price to be paid can be high in the long term. This may be easy to recognize in other people, in politics, in work life, or in our family. “The Emperor’s New […]

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