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Five International Retreats 2019

2019-07-05T11:32:14+02:00September 30th, 2018|

Give yourself a rejuvenating break in 2019 with silence, reflection and interaction. Be inspired and bring home new insights into yourself and your meditation.

International Winter Retreats

-Early bird fee for non-Scandinavians before 1 December 2018

 International Deepening Retreat 5-12 January 2019, Halvorsbøle, Norway

This retreat […]

A rare opportunity to explore your personality and the way you interact with others

2019-06-30T17:29:26+02:00September 21st, 2018|

The next Acem communication course takes place 25 May – 2 June 2019, at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years and is open to those who have learned Acem Meditation.

Personal stories:
– A training course that builds character, not presentation skills
– Deep […]

Deep diving into the self

2019-06-30T17:31:54+02:00September 11th, 2018|

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 […]

Students are learning Acem Meditation in India

2019-06-30T17:33:07+02:00September 3rd, 2018|

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.

Across various types of colleges, students find Acem Meditation attractive, and their natural choice. Recently, in Trichy, Nehru Memorial College, Surya Para Medical & Catering College, and M.A.M. Polytechnic College hosted meditation courses. […]

A training course that builds character, not presentation skills

2019-06-30T17:34:02+02:00May 20th, 2018|

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.

You sit through hours of slides and find your mind wandering to the unanswered backlog of emails you have waiting for you. Or worse: answering those emails while the […]

International summer retreats 2018 – four choices

2019-07-05T11:32:25+02:00April 22nd, 2018|

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

International Regular Retreat 28 July – 4 August 2018, Halvorsbøle (Norway)

Acem’s international retreat center Halvorsbøle near Oslo lies on a hill overlooking the Randsfjord […]

Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

2019-06-30T17:38:04+02:00April 21st, 2018|

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

a new study shows improved stress management

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 […]

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

2019-07-05T11:31:21+02:00March 18th, 2018|

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?”

 

It was […]

International Training in Meditation Guidance

2019-07-05T11:30:54+02:00March 17th, 2018|

 – 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.

Other schools of meditation often give standard answers to common questions about the practice: «repeat the sound […]

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