All posts by Gøsta

Deep diving into the self

Everyday meditation has made her feel more grounded. A week-long retreat changed her ways of thinking. A communication course enabled her to feel more connected with herself and others.

Gill Scott on meditation and communication

“I had tried different kinds of group meditation, which I found relaxing, but I had a lot of resistance and on my own, I could barely sit still for ten minutes. Then a friend told me about Acem, and in September 2015 I went to an introductory course in Shoreditch in London. At the time, I was still grieving for my mother, whose death was a great loss for me. The course was a turning point. Afterward I felt lighter and more optimistic.”

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Students are learning Acem Meditation in India

Acem Meditation is increasingly popular among students in India. Although they have their own long traditions of meditation, they are eager to learn this Western meditation technique.

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A training course that builds character, not presentation skills

By Leif Arne Storset

Think about development days or training courses you’ve undergone for work. What comes to mind? Quite likely, the first thing is DEATH BY POWERPOINT.

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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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