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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 […]

One retreat, six nations – Acem’s first online retreat

2020-06-21T23:04:17+02:00June 21st, 2020|

In June, Acem held a weekend meditation retreat with 12 participants from six different countries. That in itself is nothing new. What is new is that the 12 participants were all staying at home in those six different countries during the entire retreat. One participant was 10,000 kilometers away from the instructors in Oslo, on […]

We know meditation is good for us, but still we don’t do it

2020-06-21T22:47:55+02:00June 21st, 2020|

By Rolf Brandrud

Most who learn Acem Meditation find it a positive experience. The method is easy to learn, simple to practice and gives us benefits such as relaxation, increased energy, and greater bodily well-being. This is the case not only for those who continue to meditate regularly but also for those who do not continue […]

Setting the conditions for good meditation

2020-06-21T22:40:34+02:00June 21st, 2020|

By Pär Westlund

Taking a beginner’s course in Acem Meditation involves not only learning the basic instruction in the technique. Participants also receive advice on what conditions are favorable for developing a good meditation practice, both in regular life and at meditation retreats.

When we meditate, the basic principle is that we open our awareness towards what […]

Tips for those who want to establish a regular meditation practice

2020-03-20T09:12:13+01:00March 19th, 2020|

If you are able to establish a regular meditation practice, you will get more out of Acem Meditation. You decide how much you want to meditate, but Acem’s recommendation is 2 x 30 or 1 x 45 minutes each day. Here are some tips on how to establish and maintain a regular meditation practice.

By Eirik Jensen, Eva […]

International retreats summer 2020

2020-03-08T15:49:12+01:00March 8th, 2020|

NB! Early Bird price before 1 June for non-Scandinavians.

International Regular Retreat 25 July – 1 August

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo, Norway

 This retreat is suitable for:

– Those who want to practice meditation at the three hour level for the first time

– Those who already have experience with the three-hour level

– Those who […]

Going to the core! – Training in Interpersonal Communication

2020-03-01T12:26:00+01:00March 1st, 2020|

There is nothing quite like it. When you hear about a communication course, you are likely to think of super-expensive professional training courses with lots of talks and power-points, providing you with slogan-like principles and starry-eyed promises of life-changing transformations far beyond the limits of credibility.

Focus on group work

At Acem’s training in interpersonal communication, […]

Wandering in our free mental zone

2020-02-23T15:46:48+01:00February 23rd, 2020|

By Carl Henrik Grøndahl

Not a feeling

The free mental attitude is associated with action, with the way we do something, sense, think, speak, act. When we enter the driver’s seat of a car for the first time, we aren’t able to drive effortlessly while simultaneously participating in a joyful or interesting conversation. The mental capabilities required […]

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