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Meditating mechanically

2021-12-08T23:04:49+01:00December 8th, 2021|

By Maria S. Gjems-Onstad.

In weekend retreats, through long meditations, guidance, and conversations, issues often come into focus that apply to several participants. In the weekend course referred to here, what we might call “mechanical” meditation became a topic.

We meditate mechanically when our repetition resembles how a machine could have repeated the sound. Our repetition becomes […]

A new building at Lundsholm – for those who want to explore silence

2021-12-08T23:00:34+01:00December 8th, 2021|

  • A brand new house built for long meditations.
  • 29 new rooms are now available for meditators from all over the world.
  • Modern technical solutions enhance the quality of acoustics and noise reduction.
  • Rooms with a wonderful view of the lake and beautiful landscape.
  • A new path surrounding the area is ideal for meditative morning […]

A meeting point: International Young Retreat Summer 2022

2021-12-08T17:14:49+01:00December 8th, 2021|

Once again the International Young Retreat is taking place in the beautiful forest of Värmland, Sweden.

Being the main meeting point for young Acem meditators all over the world, the retreat includes long 3 – 5 hours meditations, seminars, guidance, walks in the forest, swimming in the Lake Mangen – and sauna.

The event will take place […]

A meeting place for meditators from all corners of the world – summer 2022

2021-11-17T13:51:50+01:00November 17th, 2021|

An event to plan for: The international one-week summer retreat with Acem’s founder Are Holen.

This is a great opportunity for meditators to come close to the core and the origins of Acem Meditation. All seminars will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German, Spanish and Chinese. There will be guidance groups in English, Scandinavian, […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022

2021-11-11T23:58:47+01:00November 11th, 2021|

Understand what lies behind your communication

We are happy to be able to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event. In 2020, the course was canceled due to the pandemic; in 2021, only Norwegians could participate.

Rather than listening to talks and lectures, you spend much of the time in […]

Memory Treasure: That year I went to Scandinavia to meditate

2021-10-31T19:53:25+01:00October 30th, 2021|

By Luna Liu

This article was first published in Chinese in one of Taiwan’s most well-known newspapers, Lianhe Bao (United Daily News), on 12 September 2021.

Driven by pure curiosity

When I sorted out the bookcases during the epidemic, I found a yellowed Norwegian newspaper in a pile of folders. I actually smiled in the front-page color photo […]

Project manager at a young age: “Meditation gives me an anchor”

2021-10-06T22:36:36+02:00October 6th, 2021|

Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted is a project manager in the Saint-Gobain international industrial group. She is the mother of two small children, and something is constantly going on. How does she manage?

Elisabeth began practicing Acem meditation when she was 17. Her parents had meditated in Acem for many years, and she was curious about what […]

Webinar: Meditative Silence and the Good Life

2021-09-20T00:23:31+02:00September 20th, 2021|

What makes a life worth living?

Most of us pursue happiness. The American constitution even considers it an unalienable right. But what is happiness? A feeling of joy running through your body? A life filled with happy moments? Recognition, stable relationships or the absence of suffering? Paradoxically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us away […]

International summer retreats 2022

2021-09-20T00:23:15+02:00September 20th, 2021|

After two years of digital alternatives, the first physical retreat of the regular type (with daily meditations above the 3-hour level) will take place on 16-23 July 2022 at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This will be Acem’s main international meeting point during the summer.

At this retreat, all seminars will be by Are Holen. Guidance groups in English, […]

International winter retreats 2021-2022

2021-09-20T00:22:46+02:00September 20th, 2021|

The darker and more silent period of the year could be a really good time to take a break that matters!

International Intensive Advanced Deepening Retreat, 16 days

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Friday 19 November 2021 16:00

Advanced International Three-week Deepening Retreat January 2 to January 23, 2022

Lundsholm, Värmland, Sweden

Sunday 02 January 2022 15:00

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