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Next Acem Webinar: Intuitive perception in Acem Meditation – and how to sell newspapers to strangers on the phone

2020-12-15T23:20:32+01:00December 14th, 2020|

Just as important as the words you use are your tonality, timing, and even your attitude, mood, and sense of certainty. The verbal part of our communication is only part of the picture, but we tend to give it most of our attention. 

Saturday, 13 February 2021 15:00-16:00 CET – Location: Online. More […]

Action Card: How meditation can help us prepare for the unpredictable

2020-12-14T22:56:31+01:00December 13th, 2020|

By Christina Schäfers

I’ve always been an ambitious player. When I was a child, my parents did their utmost to prevent me and my sister from watching TV. So we were “forced” to play. And we did: We played in the woods, at home, at friends’ houses, etc. We played with puppets and Playmobil, we played […]

Milder Winds

2020-11-27T18:17:13+01:00November 27th, 2020|

In Acem Meditation we can repeat the meditation sound in different ways. The sound can be clear and distinct or lighter and more fleeting, and our body and breath can become more or less involved in our repetition. A young woman had doubts about how to repeat the sound. Doubt was perhaps a reflection of […]

The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

2020-11-08T14:08:53+01:00November 8th, 2020|

Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?

By Ole Gjems-Onstad

Coping and enduring

A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]

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. […]

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