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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 […]

You don’t want to miss this week

2019-07-05T11:36:24+02:00February 15th, 2018|

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.

Explore the opportunities for insight and increased understanding with like-minded people in groups, seminars, walks and meals.

The international retreat is a week of well-being and relaxation, connecting with people – and yourself. […]

Meditation in the Spanish Pyrenees

2019-07-05T11:38:09+02:00February 15th, 2018|

 

This is a unique opportunity to spend a week with daily long meditations in a fantastic mountain landscape

Boí Taüll is located 1600 meters above sea level among the rising peaks of the Spanish Pyrenees. If you missed the World Retreat, this is a chance to experience a weeklong meditation retreat here.

The retreat is organized by […]

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

2019-07-05T11:39:01+02:00February 13th, 2018|

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. …

… The key questions this book raises are: Should meditation be […]

International women’s magazine Marie Claire recommends Acem Meditation

2019-07-05T11:40:25+02:00February 12th, 2018|

Acem Meditation is now receiving widespread attention in France.

About a month ago, the French daily morning newspaper Le Figaro encouraged its readers to learn Acem Meditation. Now the France based international magazine Marie Claire has followed suit in an article in its French and […]

The Meditation Experience You Want

2019-07-05T11:41:57+02:00February 11th, 2018|

By Jonas Meyer

In Norway, children will often get what they want for Christmas or birthdays. This is not always the case in meditation. Meditation is unpredictable.

When our meditation doesn’t turn out the way we would like it to be, we easily get frustrated or simply give up.

  • You wanted a propeller airplane, you got a […]

Meditation and leadership

2019-07-05T11:42:42+02:00January 13th, 2018|

By Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren

I started with Acem Meditation to reduce stress. I discovered that it had significant effects on my leadership in a large organisation.

I learned meditation in Acem because I was looking for a tool and a method that could help me recover from an increasing stress problem. I did not primarily start meditating because […]

“Tested and approved”: Major French newspaper is recommending Acem Meditation

2019-07-05T11:44:10+02:00January 3rd, 2018|

The French daily morning newspaper Le Figaro encourages its readers to learn Acem Meditation.

The newspaper’s women’s section is now displaying 10 “tested and approved” new year’s resolutions. The common denominator is: “Take care of yourself, listen to your desires and feel more Zen, more fit, better in your body …”. Acem Meditation, […]

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